September 24th, 2012 12:00AM
There is no Prettier Place for Fall Golf
The Gaylord Golf Mecca turned 25 years old this year and one of the best kept secrets over the years is the fact that its one of the premier fall golf destinations anywhere in America. There is no prettier place for fall golf when the regions hardwoods turn their splendid hues overnight to scarlet, rust, gold and orange.
It can sometimes be hard to concentrate on your game because you are awed by the views, which can stretch for over 40 miles. The combination of spectacular colors, affordable pricing, and variety, make the Gaylord Golf Mecca America’s fall golf Mecca.
Located in the heart of Northern Michigan just three hours north of Detroit on I-75, the Mecca is anchored by four highly acclaimed resorts, 17 golf courses, and 21 hotel properties all with in a 30-mile radius.
Perhaps the golf courses with the greatest autumn views are The Tribute at the Otsego Club and the Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort. These two breathtaking courses are perched high above the Pigeon River Valley offering vast views of the terrain unmatched in the Midwest.
Treetops inventory of four championship courses and a tough par-3 tract, represents some of the best golf holes and views on one property, anywhere in the country. Complimenting the Jones Masterpiece is Michigan’s only Tom Fazio course, and the Smith Signature, which rivals its counterparts with great fall views.
Other nationally acclaimed courses offering a wonderful fall color experience include the must-play Black Forest course at Wilderness Valley designed by the highly acclaimed Tom Doak and Black Lake Golf Club, the nationally acclaimed Rees Jones design owned by the United Auto Workers.
Marsh Ridge, and The Loon Golf Resort, located south of town, features some beautiful marshland and hardwood areas that make for a pleasant fall setting for golfers looking for an affordable golf resort experience.
Other courses to combine fall golf packages include The Pines courseat Michawye, the Jerry Matthews designed Elk Ridge near Hillman, and The Natural also designed by Matthews. The classic parkland layout of Gaylord Country Club features great green complexes, as well as the challenging Black Bear Golf Club introduces golfers to Michigan’s only 19-hole golf course.
The Gaylord Golf Mecca offers many great fall golf experiences and great fall golf packages. Click on www.gaylordgolfmecca.com for more information.