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“I wanted to let you know that the Roberts outing as a whole wants to thank the entire golf staff at Treetops in Gaylord, Michigan for doing a stellar job, and for being such gracious hosts. I left the property this last week with great memories of this year's event, and look forward to our return, and working with you and the rest of your group for these outings. Thank you and a job well done to your entire staff!”
- J.F., Beverly Hills, MI

Michigan's Most Spectacular Golf Resort

Five Courses — Designed by Masters & Played by Champions

          Treetops Resort & Spa is home to 81 holes of championship golf — five distinctly different Northern Michigan Golf Resortcourses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf. Treetops is truly the Midwest's “Must Play” resort and arguably the best collection of golf anywhere in the country.

The Masterpiece Course: Robert Trent Jones' Crowning Glory

          Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'s final design in Michigan is truly a masterpiece. In his own words, Jones claimed it his crowning glory. The course is located at the headwaters of the Pigeon River and takes full advantage of natural valleys, ravines and broad plains. The signature sixth hole features a 120' vertical drop and a panoramic view of the Pigeon River Valley.

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The Premier Course: Michigan's only Tom Fazio course!

          Premier is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect Tom Fazio, making the most of the rolling terrain and striking the perfect balance between challenge and forgiveness. When asked to name a signature hole, Fazio replied, “All of them!”

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“Rick, the Signature is a treasure; when we all walked onto the tee box, the group fell silent for a moment - simply one of the best par 3's we've experienced visually and in design. Frankly, this course makes a short list of the ‘best in the nation'”
- W.C.

The Signature Course: Shaped by Our Very Own Rick Smith

          Rick Smith, renowned architect and golf instructor, set the bar high with Signature, his first 18-hole course. The course unfolds into high upland and features undulating greens and wide, forgiving fairways. Signature has been rated a Top 50 Course for Women.

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The Tradition Course: Links-style of a Grand Design

          Tradition is Rick Smith's walking course which pays homage to golf's origin, and is well named as it features traditional wooden pins and pennant flags. The links-style layout takes advantage of high ridges and hilltops, providing some sloping while still being walkable. Holes oneGolf Resort in Michigan through nine wrap back around to the starter house, allowing for nine-hole play.

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The Threetops Course: The Best Par-3 Course on Earth

          Rick Smith's first par three course has received national recognition since it opened, consistently ranking as the #1 par three course in America by Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Golf & Travel and several others. It's perhaps the most recognized par three course in America. For a number of years, Threetops hosted the ESPN Par 3 Shootout. Lee Trevino recorded an ace on #7 during the Shootout in 2001. The course itself features elevated greens and tees with noticeable slopes.

          Enjoy one of the only golf courses in the State of Michigan that has no tee markers.  We want you to enjoy Threetops exactly like you want to enjoy Threetops.....your way!  Maybe your group will allow the person with honors to choose the next tee box, maybe you'll rotate that honor or maybe you and your group will play from the exact yardage that the pros played from when Treetops hosted the ESPN Par 3 Shootout (the yardages are printed on the scorecard and in the yardage guide).  Maybe you're a couple who want to play from the exact same tees.  Whatever your pleasure, the choice is yours on Threetops.  Don't hesitate to experience the best Par-3 Course in the World.

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“Thank you for making arrangements to allow me to play the Robert Trent Jones Masterpiece course. That is one stern test of golf. Your staff was very accommodating and helpful, which enhanced the experience considerably.”
- C.H., Michigan

Eat Well, Play Well!

          Enjoy great food, fine wines and good times, in a casually quaint atmosphere with spectacular views. Rich beginnings, succulent entrees and signature desserts are the perfect complement to a great day on the course and the start of your post-golf activities. Nightlife also abounds too with live entertainment and a host of special events and activities.

Sleep Well, Play Well!

          Treetops Resort features 238 guest rooms, including standard and deluxe hotel rooms and rooms2.jpgtwo and three bedroom condominiums. Nearly every room takes advantage of our majestic setting and offers sweeping vistas of ski hills, golf courses, pristine woods or wetlands. Wake up refreshed as a bear in springtime, ready to do it again, for with five courses, you'll never get bored.

Relax Hard, Play Hard!

          After an exhilarating day on the course nothing makes a back feel better than a relaxing hot tub, sauna or a massage in our full service spa. Go on, indulge yourself. With those muscles loose you'll hit it 20 yards further!

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Need to Get in Some Business?

          It happens – sometimes you have to mix business with pleasure. With over 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, banquet facilities, audiovisual equipment and high-speed Internet connections, we've got you covered!

“Thanks again for the opportunity to play at Threetops. We had a great time, and the courses were in outstanding condition. My wife and son both loved the Threetops Course and we had a blast the last day. My son cannot get over the Devil's Drop hole - he thought it was really cool and told me before we started that it would ‘blow my mind'. It did! Have a great summer.”
- Eric

It's Nice To Know We Are Not The Only One's
Who Think Treetops Offers Michigan's Most Spectacular Golf

          Golf awards and accolades from major publications are hard to come by. We revere each and every one. When golfers come off one of our magnificent courses and tell us they enjoyed their rounds we are thrilled and delighted. It's equally gratifying to us when members of the various industry publications and organizations make their way to Treetops and have the same kind things to report.

Some of those accolades have come from the likes of:
  • Conde Nast Traveler
  • Golf Digest
  • Golf Magazine
  • Golf & Travel
  • Golf for Women
  • Golfweek Magazine
  • Great Lakes Golf Magazine
  • Luxury Golf & Travel
  • Golf Range Magazine
  • Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
  • Michigan Meetings & Events
  • Oakland Press Readers Choice
  • Morning Star Publishing Company
  • PGA Professionals' Guide to Travel
  • USA Today
  • LINKS Magazine
  • Travel & Leisure Golf
  • Golf Destination Review

“I just wanted to thank you again for being so good to me and my father. Every time we are there we are just in awe how good everything looks. The Golf Academy, run by Rick Smith offered insights into our game that we never would have thought without it. All of the instructors gave of their time & were patient throughout the course of instruction. The golf was excellent!”
- J.D., Rothbury, MI

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World Class Golf InstructionThat Will Quickly Slash Strokes From Your Game!         

          If you want to hit it further, hit it straighter, sink more putts and enjoy the game more, you couldn't be in better hands than Rick Smith. Rick is recognized as one of the top instructors in the world. PGA Tour winners such as Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Lee Janzen, Rocco Mediate and many others have benefited from Rick's guidance. The philosophy of Rick and his staff is simple: Help every player; regardless of skill level, to develop to their highest potential.

“We've helped the Pros improve, we can help you too!”
- Rick Smith

          Choose from a wide range of group, private and custom instruction programs all designed to rapidly improve your game and enhance your enjoyment:golf4.jpg

Rick Smith Golf Academy: Learn from the best on his own course.

          A 2:1 student to teacher ratio provides the private learning setting. Rick and His top-notch instructors have impressive credentials, and dedicate their time and energy to teaching the game of golf in a structured, proven environment that will improve your swing and your score!

          Treetops Ladies Golf School: Is open to all ladies, from beginners to seasoned players. Instruction will focus on the short game and full swing while improving each student's overall knowledge of the game of golf. Judy Mason, LPGA Instructor, creates a non-intimidating environment that promotes better, easier learning. Classes are limited to 24 students per school with a student to teacher ratio of 4:1.

Rick Smith Junior Golf Academy: New format, new opportunities & programs! Treetops enthusiastically creates opportunities for Juniors to get out and play golf. Get your youngsters interested in “the” game they can take with them through a lifetime. And get them off on the right foot with Treetops' very own Rick Smith.

Private instruction, corporate clinics and custom programs always available.

Easy to Access Location Means Less Driving & More Fun!

          Our location right off I-75 makes us the closest major resort to the metro Detroit area and the rest of the I-75 corridor. Spend more time playing and less time driving, plus enjoy easy access to the town of Gaylord with it's bars, restaurants and other attractions.

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