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National Golf Media Members Delighted by Gaylord Golf Mecca Trip

By Greg Johnson Once again, the Gaylord Golf Mecca surprised and delighted a group of national golf media members on a fam (familiarization) trip. The group played seven of the 16 Mecca golf courses, dined in the area’s great restaurants, including some at the member courses, and enjoyed perfect golf…

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Gaylord Golf Mecca: Ladies Welcome!

It’s National Women’s Golf Month and we’re excited to share an excerpt from an article written by our good friend and a familiar face in the Gaylord Golf Mecca, Susan R. Pollack. The full piece is featured in the 2022 issue of Northern Michigan Golfer Magazine, which can be viewed…

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Fishing the Gaylord Golf Mecca – Enjoy Our Green & Blue

There’s nothing quite like a Gaylord Golf Mecca getaway. Those late evenings with sherbet sunsets, gentle inland breezes and mild summer temperatures that allow for play at any hour of the day…top it all off with 16 phenomenal golf courses and we’re sold! So what is it that makes our area…

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STUDY SAYS: Gaylord Golf Mecca, Michigan, Top Summer Destination

By Greg Johnson – A new study by the National Golf Foundation (NGF) reveals that Michigan’s golf industry has an annual economic impact of $6.1 billion, which is a seriously big news number. The new study also tells us something the Gaylord Golf Mecca has been telling us in its…

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National Travel & Tourism Week’s Perfect Place: Gaylord Golf Mecca

By Greg Johnson – It’s a combination of perfect timing and the perfect place. It’s National Travel & Tourism Week across the country and here in the Gaylord Golf Mecca our fabulous collection of 16 golf courses are open and welcoming golfers. We are America’s Summer Golf Mecca, a 37-year-old…

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Meet Matt McArdle: Garland Lodge & Golf Resort’s Director of Golf

By Greg Johnson – Matt McArdle, the director of golf at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort, grew up a golfer in Tawas and many times drove past the grand entrance and was well aware of the popular resort that is part of the Gaylord Golf Mecca. He just had never…

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Buddies Golf at Treetops Resort Like Visiting Easy Street

By Greg Johnson – Attention traveling golfers, the Gaylord Golf Mecca has an “Easy Street” stop for you and your friends. Treetops Resort is the place for golf of your choosing, but especially perfect for groups, as in buddy trips, gal pal trips, reunions, club getaways or any type of…

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Stay, Play, Eat, Save, Repeat

By Greg Johnson – Your mission – if you desire a perfectly wonderful golf trip for a special someone, group of friends or even a family reunion – is Stay, Play, Eat, Save, Repeat. STAY: The Gaylord Golf Mecca is the premier U.S. summer golf destination and has 37 years…

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GOOD THINGS LAST: Gaylord Golf Club Celebrates 100 Years

By Greg Johnson – Gaylord Golf Club isn’t the typical golf experience one finds as part of a popular golf course destination. Though the Gaylord Golf Mecca isn’t your typical golf destination either. J.T. Aude, the head golf professional at the club, says, “The Mecca is unique because it has…

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Otsego Resort Adds New Halfway Oasis to The Tribute Golf Journey

By Greg Johnson – The Tribute, Otsego Resort’s highly regarded and remarkable course, takes you on a scenic journey through 18 holes spread across the Sturgeon River Valley. It’s beautifully breathtaking and that’s just the views. The championship golf course is impressive as well, and in 2024 a new Halfway…

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