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A Skiable Feast – Cross-Country Style
Makes Debut at Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort 
Treetops Resort
2014 Winter Season

Gaylord, Michigan – Treetops Resort – Michigan’s most spectacular resort is embracing winter 2013-14 with a Skiable Feast – hosted trailside three winter weekends.

The winter gourmet debut will take foodie and cross-country enthusiasts to the Treetops trail system first on Saturday, January 18, 2014 followed by two additional winter weekend Saturdays: February 1, 2014 and February 15, 2014.

The Treetops ‘ski staff’ will offer the specialty cross-country experience taking seasoned Nordic skiers and novice weekend skiers through the rolling terrain and pined forests, much of which overlooks the Pigeon Valley at their own pace on immaculately groomed trails.

The Treetops Skiable Feast features a 4km Cross Country ski trail with five unique trailside buffets. This exhilarating event begins with check in at the ski shop at 10 a.m. 


August 2014


GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort, home to five award winning golf courses, welcomes the autumn golf season with UNLIMITED GOLF GETAWAYS starting at $129 per person, based on double occupancy (plus taxes).  The package includes Unlimited Golf from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart; One night's lodging in best; One breakfast per person, per night stayed.  The Unlimited Golf offer is valid during the height of the color season, during the month of October (offer begins on October 1, 2014).  A ‘Golf ‘til you Drop’ experience not to be missed. Golf carts and use of the driving range prior to tee times are also included.

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August 26, 2014

Treetops Resort to Host ‘Destination Beer Dinner’ with Arbor Brewing Company Wednesday, September 10th  

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – The culinary team lead by Gabe Bober, Food and Beverage Director at Treetops Resort - Michigan’s most spectacular resort will host a late summer culinary dinner featuring food pairings prepared with a selection of beer from Arbor Brewing Company. 

The ‘Destination Beer Dinner’ event will take place on Wednesday, September 10th in the Wilderness Cabin at Treetops Resort located in Gaylord. The event will feature a five course dinner; each course is prepared with a selection of beer, and then carefully paired with a Michigan made brew from Arbor Brewing Company.  

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July/August 2014

Treetops Resort Prepares for the Upcoming Winter Season
Skiers and Snowboarders Can Book Unbeatable Ski Packages Now!

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort – Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort will welcome winter outdoor enthusiasts to the slopes in just a few short months. Readying for the upcoming 2014-15 season, the Treetops Resort team is offering up a variety of spectacular winter packages.

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July 2014

People Don’t Hibernate.
They Recreate ALL WINTER LONG  at Treetops Resort
In the Heart of Pure Michigan’s Snowbelt - Gaylord         

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN - No matter what your interests are, Treetops Resort – Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort has the perfect winter adventure to complete every imagined experience.  Guests will find a variety of entertaining activities for all ages; those young or a bit more mature.  There’s abundant snowfall, scenic beauty, and a high elevation which provides ideal conditions for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowblading, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

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July 14, 2014

Treetops Resort Introduces National Par-3 Team Championship
Golf buddies can go low on Threetops and win a trip to Scotland

Gaylord, MI – The No. 1 Par 3 course in America, Threetops at Treetops Resort in northern Michigan, is once again in the national spotlight as the popular course introduces the National Par-3 Team Championship this summer.

Beginning on Monday July 14 and through September 11, two person teams will be able to play Threetops from the Par 3 Shootout Tees and attempt to qualify for the season ending National Par-3 Team Championship on September 27. The format for the teams is a two-person best ball with scores being verified by at least one person in the group. Multiple entries are also encouraged.

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July, 2014

Michigan’s MOST Spectacular Winter Gourmet Adventure Returns to Treetops Resort

  The ‘Skiable Feast’….Trailside Foodie Fun Via
Cross-Country Skis & Snowshoes

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort – Michigan’s most spectacular resort will again embrace the upcoming winter season with a gourmet adventure called the Skiable Feast.  Back by popular demand the Skiable Feast, filled each week with foodie fun is hosted

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Treetops Resort Welcomes Northern Michigan’s
Hottest Dance Band – The Cookies
Into The House Every Weekend – Season Debut May 2 & 3

The Cookies – named hottest dance band in northern Michigan by Northern Express will perform weekly at Treetops Resort located in Gaylord, Michigan.  Also named to the prestigious ‘Best Of’ list presented by Northern Express, Treetops Resort captured best place in Gaylord to enjoy live entertainment.  “We are thrilled to welcome our new house band to the resort for the 2014 summer season, The Cookies.  Northern Michigan’s hottest dance band will perform each Friday and Saturday throughout the season in Hunter’s Grille located at the top of the Resort property.  We know that our guests and northern Michigan residents will enjoy the four-piece dance band.  I have enjoyed firsthand the ‘booty shaking’ dance grooves.  And believe me, The Cookies have just one goal each evening, to get those in the Grille on the dance floor!” said Barry Owens, G.M. of Treetops Resort.  The Cookies will debut at Treetops Resort on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd in Hunter’s Grille beginning at 8 p.m


 Treetops Resort Implements Several Initiatives to Grow the Game of Golf in 2014

April 9, 2014

Gaylord, Mich. – Nationally acclaimed Treetops Resort in Northern Michigan is transitioning fun for everybody from its 23 ski runs to its five fabulous award-winning golf courses with a variety of growing the game initiatives and programs to attract new players and more participation.

To help golfers prepare for the 81 holes of championship golf at Treetops and not feel intimidated, the resort will feature the PGA of America’s Get Golf Ready national campaign that promises a day on the course is a “perfect day” for all who play the game.

The Get Golf Ready program is designed to invite and welcome lapsed and non-golfers to play. Treetops, as a participating facility, will starting in mid-May offer a series of five clinic-style lessons for a men’s group and a ladies group. The lessons will cover much more than simply putting, chipping and full swing, but also how to become a GOLFER. Upon completion of the lessons, the ladies will earn a spot in the popular ladies league (league fee valued at $50) at Treetops. The men will earn playing privileges in scramble events in which they participate for free. Each golfer pays just $99 or just $49 if they are active or retired military. Additionally, Treetops will offer a great deal on a new set of clubs (10 percent over cost) for anyone signed up for the program. Alex Hughes, a PGA Professional apprentice, will be the primary instructor. Check out the PGA of America videos.

Among the other grow the game programs being featured at Treetops are:

PGA Junior League: This thrilling and engaging program uses a team approach to having fun and learning about the game. It’s like Little League, but for golfers. Last year 40 juniors participated, and 60 is the limit set for this year. The cost is $119, but juniors who played last year and get another player to sign up this year will receive a discounted rate of $99. Check out the PGA of America video and get fired up for your junior golfers.

Drive, Chip and Putt: Here’s a chance for junior golfers to appear on the Golf Channel while participating in the national finals at Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament. In fact, the finals played out on television this past Sunday kicking off Masters Week. Treetops will host a local Drive, Chip and Putt event on July 15 at the Jones Masterpiece Driving Range. It is the first step in qualifying for a chance to attend the nationals at Augusta in April of 2015. Registration is first-come, first-served and only 25 will be allowed to sign up in each age group. Find more information here.

SNAG Golf: Treetops has purchased a SNAG set of unique equipment, including targets, specially designed clubs and balls to enhance junior golf programs as well as teach skill lessons in all seasons to younger players. Imagine using a non-intimidating sized club and a tennis ball to hit at fun targets like a person in a special suit. In the fall local schools will be asked to add it to their physical education curriculum and Treetops will assisting in teaching the teachers how to teach golf. See this video for the fun we are already having at Treetops with SNAG.

Tee it Forward: Treetops will place new gold tee markers on the Fazio Premier and Jones Masterpiece golf courses allowing for another set of tees to be placed between the white and red markers. Three Treetops courses will now be equipped with five sets of tee options and one will be equipped with four. Treetops courses with five sets will have four sets of tees (Black, Blue, White and Gold) handicap rated for men and three (Red, Gold and White) rated for women. The extra set is designed to encourage golfers to potentially move up a set of tees and enjoy the game more. Treetops will never prohibit a golfer from playing the set of tees he/she wants of course, but golfers will be encouraged and presented with reasons why they might enjoy the tee it forward option.

Women’s Golf Festival: This Aug. 3-7 festival will help women of all abilities learn more about specific areas of the game while they enjoy a week of discounted rooms and play on the Treetops golf courses. The festival, including special guest speakers, will encourage never-ever golfers to become occasional golfers, occasional golfers to become avid golfers and avid golfers to enjoy the game and play even more. Here’s the scoop.

About Treetops Resort: Treetops, located on the 45th Parallel in the alpine village of Gaylord, Mich., is a four-season resort destination spread over 3,000 acres. The famed par 3 No. 6 hole on the Masterpiece course has a 40-mile view of tree tops, and was the inspiration for the resort’s name. In addition to five golf courses and 23 ski runs, the resort features 238 hotel rooms and condominiums, a nationally-ranked golf school, a variety of dining options, the Wellness Spa and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

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April 2, 2014

Treetops Resort’s Fun and Popular Ladies
Golf School Packages Available for Booking

 GAYLORD, Mich. -- It’s invigorating, inclusive and intended for ladies who find learning the game of golf easiest when fun is involved.

 The Ladies Golf Schools at Northern Michigan’s nationally acclaimed Treetops Resort return for the 18th consecutive year. Despite years of success, they are reinvigorated with 10 schools offered, including new three-day, two-night options for the cost and time-conscious woman to go with the traditional four-day, three-night offerings.

 Two schools in May and four each in June and July will welcome beginners, seasoned players and anyone in between. Personal instruction will focus on the short game and full swing while also improving each student’s overall knowledge of the game.


March 24, 2014

Resort Cuisine Features Locally Grown and Produced Ingredients Treetops Resort Unveils
 ‘Farm2Fork’ Culinary Series & Craft Brew Dinner Experiences

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Arguably one of the best full service resorts in the Midwest -Treetops Resort is not only home to a collection of five premier golf courses, but now making its’ mark in the culinary world by celebrating locally grown and produced recipe ingredients.

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March 24, 2014

2014 Is the Year to Play Pure Michigan’s Treetops Resort!
Nationally Acclaimed and Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort for Golf, Ski & Spa

FIVE Spectacular Golf Courses – One Spectacular Resort
Great Golf Escapes Starting at $90 Per Person

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Arguably one of the best collections of golf in the Midwest and beyond, Treetops Resort features 81 championship holes and five distinctly different courses designed by golf greats including Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith.  Treetops is home to North America’s Number One Par 3 course – Threetops, a not to be missed round of golf; one that is on most golf enthusiasts “must play bucket list”.  Threetops, the Par 3 Course is consistently ranked the No.1 Par 3 Course in America by Golfweek, Golf Magazine and Golf & Travel.


 Treetops Resort Arguably Has ‘Michigan’s Most Spectacular’ Staff

Four Treetops Team Members Receive Honors From
Michigan Travel Commission and Michigan PGA 

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort is home to Michigan’s Most Spectacular Golf, Ski, and Spa.  What makes this ‘Pure Michigan’ destination resort spectacular? Arguably its award winning staff. 

Four Treetops staff members recently received top honors by leaders in the hospitality and golf industries.

Director of Golf and Ski Operations, PGA Golf Professional Kevin McKinley will receive top honors from the Michigan Section PGA for his tireless efforts promoting Patriot Golf Day, a national program which assists military families with educational scholarships.  Kevin has lead the effort nationally in raising awareness for the program and scholarship funds in excess of $150,000 over the recent several years at the Treetops Resort Patriot Day Golf Shootout.


 Treetops Resort Investing $2 Million in Golf Course
Improvements & Amenities

Michigan’s Most Spectacular Golf Resort Gets Even Better This Season 

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort is home to a collection of five distinctively different golf courses designed by some of the game’s greats – and they are poised to become even better this summer season.

Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort, Treetops Resort continues its commitment to being a world class golf destination located in the heart of ‘Pure Michigan’.  “We are investing $2 million in golf course amenities this season, including the purchase of 210 new golf carts; replacing two thirds of our golf cart fleet. Each new state-of-the-art E-Z-Go Golf Car will be covered, decked out with windshields and bag covers, all designed for optimum protection for play in any kind of weather.  Additionally, we’re investing in the condition of each of our five golf courses.  In fact, we just purchased $750,000 worth of golf course maintenance equipment, 17 pieces in all,” stated Barry Owens, General Manager.



Michigan's Most Spectacular Resort for Golf & Spa 

Golfweek, Golf Magazine, and Golf & Travel
Name ‘Threetops' Par 3
No. 1 Par 3 Course in America!

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Arguably one of the best collections of golf in the Midwest, the Treetops Resort features 81 championship holes and five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Play where champions play!

With its majestic rolling hills and natural valleys, the Treetops Resort is the name by which all other courses in Michigan are measured. The resort is home to Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'s final design in Michigan; the Masterpiece course is largely acknowledged as the architect's crowning glory. The equally magnificent Premier course is the only course in Michigan designed by the famed Tom Fazio. The Signature course is rated a Top 50 Course for Women. The Tradition course bears its name by the ‘traditional' wooden pins and pennant flags paying homage to golf's origin. Threetops par 3 course is consistently ranked the No.1 Par 3 Course in America by Golfweek, Golf Magazine and Golf & Travel. 


Treetops Resort Projects Growth with New Hire RUSSELL D. GLASBY

Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort for Golf, Ski, Spa, AND....Corporate Meetings and Outings Names PGA Professional and Hospitality Professional Russell Glasby to the Position of Director of Sales
GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort is not only home to a collection of five distinctively different golf courses designed by some of the game’s greats, but it is also home to the Midwest’s greatest collection of corporate meeting amenities.

Recently named to the position of Director of Sales for Treetops Resort, Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort, Russell D. Glasby brings over 20 years of experience in business management, strategic planning and resource allocation.  Glasby’s progressive background includes experience in leadership roles within the hospitality industry including golf course management; food and beverage management; building, grounds and maintenance management; marketing; retail operations; and customer service programs.


Treetops Resort Sets Mid-Winter Holiday Revenue Record

Presidents’ Day Weekend

Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort Sees a 15% Increase in Winter Revenue

Gaylord Area Is On Pace to Post Record Winter

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Nestled in the heart of Pure Michigan, Treetops Resort welcomed winter enthusiasts with an abundance of snow during the recent mid-winter holiday.  Skiers and Snowboarders enjoyed superior conditions with several feet of snow on the slopes during Presidents’ Day weekend.  “Guests arrived Friday, February 15th and stayed through Monday’s holiday.  And, they spent money not just on lift ticket and tubing passes, but on all of the amenities that go with a winter getaway.  “We saw record revenue numbers in the restaurants and lounges on property, in our ski shop and spa too. Every lodge room was filled with winter fun seekers,” stated Barry Owens, Treetops Resort General Manager. 

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Welcomes Skiers and Snowboarders to the Slopes in
Michigan’s Snowbelt – Gaylord 

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort welcomes winter with an early season slope opening this Saturday, December 1st. Skiers and Snowboarders will enjoy over a foot of snow on the slope 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. this Saturday.

Said to be Michigan’s MOST Family Friendly Ski Facility, Treetops Resort has been adding to Mother Nature’s natural snowfall with snow making operating around the clock for the recent eight days. “We are excited to open six days ahead of schedule,” said Barry Owens, General Manager of the Resort. “With the cool down following Thanksgiving Day, our snow making team has been able to make significant amounts of snow around the clock. This coupled with nearly a foot of natural snow has made for a nice base for slope enthusiasts anxious to get out on their boards,” Owens went to say.

An all day lift ticket this Saturday is just $19 for adults; $15 for junior skiers 9 to 12 years old; and 8 years and under are ALWAYS FREE.

Treetops Resort is located in Michigan’s Snowbelt – Gaylord.  The Resort is known for it known for its family friendly approach to winter fun! The Treetops ‘Ski Team’ grooms 23 slopes, offers snow tubing, a PSIA and AASI-certified winter sports school, award winning children’s programs with the only fully certified daycare facility on site. There’s a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, along with a variety of dining and accommodations options. The ski terrain is perfect for all ages from the youngest of skiers to the expert boarder who will enjoy the terrain park with friends.

Happy New Year Treetops and Cherry Capital Airport Teammates
as promised from friend Chris Wright!

Those looking to hone their golfing prowess can try the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich. This sprawling property is overseen by Rick Smith, who's made his name designing golf courses and then teaching people how to play on them. Treetops has five courses in all, ranging from the sedate to the sadistic; regardless of which you choose, Smith's award-winning golf academy can help you raise your game. Other activities here include fly-fishing trips, for those who need to work on their overhead swing.


Snowboard at Treetops Resort – Parx

Snowboard at Tree Tops Resort On January 6th, 2012 I hopped into the car with David and his wife from We headed up to Treetops Resort.




GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort and the Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau welcomes winter with FREE SKIING FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 17, and 18, 2011.

Said to be Michigan's MOST Family Friendly Ski Facility, Treetops Resort is making winter fun FREE!  Early season getaways include lodging and FREE Skiing at participating Gaylord Area lodging properties.  The SKI FREE packages start at just $66 per room, per night at Gaylord Area properties, and just $79 per room, per night at Treetops Resort – Michigan's Most Spectacular Resort.  Each overnight guest will receive a FREE Lift Ticket voucher.  Each overnight voucher is valid for one day of skiing.  Free Skiing begins on Friday, December 16th at 4 p.m., and continues throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.




GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort and the Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau welcomes winter with FREE SKIING FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 14, and 15, 2013.

Together the Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau and Treetops Resort, said to be Michigan’s MOST Family Friendly Ski Facility Treetops Resort, are making winter fun FREE! Early season getaways include lodging and FREE Skiing at participating Gaylord Area lodging properties. The SKI FREE packages start at just $79 per room; per night at Treetops Resort (two ski passes are included per room).


December 2013

 Treetops honored in the Third Annual Travelin' Joe Awards! 

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October 13, 2013



Treetops Welcomes Skiers and Snowboarders to the Slopes 
in Michigan’s Snowbelt – Gaylord

GAYLORD, MICHIGAN – Treetops Resort – Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort will welcome winter outdoor enthusiasts to the slopes seven days a week – all winter long. If Mother Nature cooperates by providing cool temperatures this November, the Treetops ‘Ski Team’ will have slopes ready to welcome skiers on Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off an event packed, fun filled ski season.

Said to be Michigan’s MOST Family Friendly Ski Facility, Treetops Resort is not just adding more days each week to ride and glide, but also adding to Mother Nature’s natural snowfall with additional snow making equipment. “Our snowmaking crew will operate around the clock just as soon as temperatures are favorable to make snow. We have invested in the winter season fun, like no other. Our new tower style snowmaking equipment will provide significantly more base, earlier in the season; allowing skiers and snowboarders to get out on the slopes well before the Ski Free Weekend slated for December 13th, 14th, and 15th,” said Barry Owens, General Manager of the Resort. 

Early season all-day lift tickets are just $19 for adult and junior skiers 9 to 12 years oldand 8 years and under ALWAYS SKI FREE.


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