Michigan golf continues to stake its claim as a top U.S. golf destination. Long summer days extend their light well into the evening, giving golfers a lot of time to tee it up. Award winning golf resorts and a number of championship courses make Michigan your top spot for a golf vacation. Lakeshore views, and beautiful woodland courses offer stunning settings, and some of the game's top course designers have made their contributions to many Michigan golf courses. Michigan was ranked 12th in the world for golf destinations, and 8th in the country by Golf Digest, making it the perfect fit for golfers looking for the full experience.
Numerous awards and accolades have been extended to Michigan golf courses and there is a healthy collection of "must-hit" links. You might begin your Michigan golf experience at Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, Michigan. Just south of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and southeast of Traverse City, the course is a true sea-side links style layout on a bluff looking down on 3,100 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. Open to the public 7 days a week, weather permitting, you can take advantage of its challenging layout all week long. The fees are pretty steep, but worth it. Arcadia Bluffs has been rated #27 on Golf Magazine's "top 100 you can play" list.
In Stanwood, Michigan you'll find two courses at the St. Ives Resort that will blow your mind. The beauty of these courses is enough to make you want to never leave, and they continue to gain praise since their openings. This upstanding Michigan resort has been rated in the top 25 by Golf Digest, who named the Tullymore course the #1 new upscale course in 2003. Among Michigan golf packages, you might add the St. Ives experience, where you get discounts at the St.Ives Inn starting at $161/person for one night and two rounds of golf during the preseason. When peak season hits, the rates go up to $223/person for the same package, and upward depending on length of stay. Sales associates can help you find the perfect fit for your small or large group outing or event.
If you are vacationing, or find yourself on a work trip to Lansing, then make an attempt to sneak out for a round at Timber Ridge Golf Club. Located close to many Lansing hotels, Timber Ridge has earned the 5 star rating from Golf Digest. Spanning 6,600 yards, the course is carved out of the thick Michigan forest. It is challenging and beautiful all at once, and you'll appreciate the doglegs and tree-lined fairways, that is if you are hitting it straight. For the quality you get here, you'll love the mid-priced rates at $67 with cart at the peak hours on the weekend, and only $37 for a round between 4-6. Weekdays are cheaper, and you'll want to return after one round.
Those are just a representation of the Michigan golf
courses and Michigan golf packages, and many other options
exist offering a comparable level of quality. Northern
Michigan golf is some of the best in the state as the
settings are usually unbelievable. Lakewood Shores Resort
in Oscoda features the Gailes Golf Course. On the Lake
Huron side of the state it has been rated a top spot for
public golf, exemplifying the look and feel of a Scottish
sea-side links course. Another top northern Michigan golf
club is Bay Harbor, in Bay Harbor, Michigan. Head to Traverse
City or Boyne for great northern Michigan golf packages
where the whole family can enjoy a number vacation attractions.
Michigan is a perfect place to vacation, and arranging
your own golf package is a great way to go. But, you may
just want to choose from the variety of Michigan golf
packages that already await you. Just check with the club
or course that you are thinking of playing at. Early in
the season, you'll find amazing Michigan golf packages,
but you usually have to book or play in Spring. However,
since Michigan has the most golf courses of any state
behind just Florida and California,
there are a wide array of Michigan golf packages, so go
ahead and book your next golf vacation at one of the many
Michigan golf courses. With all of the quality courses
found throughout the state, you might was well just plan
a bunch of Michigan golf vacations while you are at it.