September 30th, 2016 02:42PM
Two of the top golf courses in the Gaylord Golf Mecca, the Smith Signature at Treetops Resort and Black Lake Golf Club have been selected among “The Best Courses Near You” by GOLF Magazine. Black Lake, located in Onaway, was ranked No. 6 and the Smith Signature No. 8 on the list of best courses in Michigan.
This latest accolade for Gaylord courses appears in the September 2016 issue. The biennial list, put together by the magazine’s editors and its panel of golf industry insiders, highlights the top public golf courses across the United States, as well as the best in each state.
Black Lake Golf Club, which opened in 2000, was among the best new courses that year and has since earned high praise from all of the leading golf publications. The 18-hole facility, on 300-acres cut from a 1,000-acre forest retreat, is owned by the United Auto Workers. The course features a variety of short, medium, and long holes that meander in and around several wetland areas bringing nature directly in play. The par 3’s, especially the 5th, and 14th that play over some rugged sand areas are among the best found anywhere. Visit www.blacklakegolf.com.
Known for being one of the most scenic golf courses in the country, the Smith Signature at Treetops combines the challenging beauty of golf in Ireland, with the natural rugged hardwoods of northern Michigan. Holes meander up and down ridges providing breathtaking views like on the 3rd hole, and from the final green that are unmatched anywhere. Visit www.treetops.com.