Dreaming of a Fantastic Michigan Golf Vacation?
Michigan is one of the best places in the world for your golf getaway with fabulous golf packages available at top resorts around the state.
In fact, Golf Digest named Michigan the 12th best golf destination in the world and the 8th best in the country! Michigan golf courses have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup as well as many regular stops on the PGA tour.
While you may not be able to golf year-round in Michigan, the amazing courses and unforgettable resorts make it a must-visit destination for golfers from around the world.
There has never been a better time to golf in Michigan. It has become one of America’s top golf destinations. No where else in the United States can you find so many first-class resorts combined with the best championship courses.
In fact, over the past few years, Michigan has built and opened more golf courses than any other state. How else would it have over 750 public courses available for Michigan golfing enjoyment?
Even more impressive are the names associated with these fantastic Michigan golf courses. Some of its more famous links carry the names of some fellows you might recognize, like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Arthur Hills, Donald Ross, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Rick Smith and Jerry Matthews.
Many courses and resorts even offer really cheap golf vacation packages throughout the spring and fall seasons.
The number one name in great Michigan golfing resorts is Boyne. Situated on the Lake Michigan shoreline, west of Petoskey, their diverse collection of 162 holes of world-class golf are the products of some of the golf’s greatest players including Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross. All within an easy driving distance, this resort offers enough holes to keep you busy for any length vacation.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Our favorite destination is Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. It boasts 54 holes of championship golf including The Bear (designed by Jack Nicklaus) and The Wolverine (a Gary Player signature golf course) and a great golf school. However, when you are done golfing for the day you still can play on the indoor and outdoor tennis courts or at their fabulous health club with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Your kids can also enjoy the children's center and day camp. Then you can round it out with relaxing at their full-service spa, in the shopping gallery, or at one of their great restaurants choices. (Ok—I want to go NOW!)
This one wins top golf vacation status because it is just so fun to enjoy Michigan golfing on this unique island! Their 18 hole golf course at the Grand Hotel is open to the public and overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Nine holes are located right next to the beautiful Mackinac Island Grand Hotel and the other nine holes are in the nearby woods. (Don’t forget to try the famous fudge when you’ve finished your round!)
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