Treetops Resort is Home to 5 Fantastic Michigan Golf Courses

Take it all in. Over 1,500 acres of green, rough, and bunkers as far as the eye can see. And once you get to that horizon, you’ll see why we’re called Treetops. We get that you’re a little intimidated; that’s understandable. You are in the presence of the Five Wonders of Michigan, and there’s no real way to get over it, but to get into it. You just might get a hole-in-one! Maybe. 

"The best courses I have ever played and I have played all over. Thank you for the golf experience you have created." - David M., July 1, 2018

Treetops: Gaylord, Michigan's Golf Destination

There are five excellent reasons why golf fanatics converge on Treetops every year. We are home to five of the best northern Michigan golf courses; some have argued that our courses are among the best in the country. Treetops is a popular destination for golf aficionados of all ages and abilities.

Here’s why they make the trip to play Gaylord, Michigan golf courses:


As the only golf course in Michigan designed by Tom Fazio, the Premier course is a special treat for Michigan golfers. With rolling fairways and just one water hazard, Premier is player-friendly. On the other hand, with steep slopes and plenty of dogleg turns, Premier still challenges even the most seasoned players.


Golf Magazine named the Signature one of the best golf courses in the Midwest, and we think you will agree. With all of her sloping mounds and narrow fairways, the Rick Smith-designed Signature course will keep your whole group on their toes.


When the Masterpiece opened in 1987, Golf Digest named it the second-best new course in the country. Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed this course with deep ravines, plentiful sand traps, tough pin placement, numerous water hazards, and constant elevation changes. The Masterpiece is widely considered the most challenging course at Treetops.


Rick Smith’s third resort course design is the most player-friendly course at Treetops. The Tradition course has less elevation change, wider fairways, and a more natural landscape than the other courses on the property. Four tee box options and few hidden shots make for a pleasant and confidence-building round of golf.


Treetops’ nine-hole executive course is widely considered the top par-3 course in the country, and for good reason. Photo-worthy vistas surround the course’s brief but often steep fairways. Golfers looking for a fun warm-up round or a quickie game before they head back home will not be disappointed by Threetops.

Treetops Golf Memberships

For avid Gaylord-area golfers, a membership at Treetops makes a lot of sense. Each membership level includes unlimited golf on all of our courses, preferential tee times, and discounts on merchandise, guest rates, and league fees. If you want to build your golf skills this season with frequent rounds, a Treetops golf membership could save you a lot of money.

Check out our three membership options:

Club 81

For singles and couples who want unrestricted tee times, Club 81 is the way to go. With membership packages for singles, couples, active and retired military, juniors, and Treetops property owners, there’s a Club 81 membership suitable for everyone.

Twilight Membership

If unlimited golfing at Treetops sounds great, but you can never seem to make it to the links during the day, a Twilight membership could be the perfect deal for you. It’s just like Club 81, but only covers tee times after 3 pm.

Corporate Membership

If your corporate team could use a change of scenery, consider Treetops. Our corporate memberships provide four people from your organization with unlimited course access and all of the other benefits listed above.

Awards? Yep, we've won a few of those.

Looking for love scenes on the greens?

Take your beau and impress them with a birdie or two. Or you both can get romantically stuck in the bunker together for the next 7 holes. Whatever floats your boat. Nothing says love like tolerating bogey after bogey.