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“Sweet 16” Reasons to Book a Trip to the Gaylord Golf Mecca

By Greg Johnson 1 – You have 16 courses to pick from at eight properties, including several flagship resorts. There are also 20 lodging partners, comprised of major brand hotels, rental homes, newly renovated condos and cabins. 2 – There are 279 golf holes designed by the likes of Robert…

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Happy Mecca Valentine’s Day!

Will you be our Gaylord Golf Mecca Valentine? We HEART you and want to make it a special day for your special someone! It’s easy. Just plan a trip of any type to America’s Favorite Summer Golf Destination, including a special romantic trip for two, at We are located…

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Black Lake Golf Club Earns Awards

By Greg Johnson Black Lake Golf Club, one of 16 Gaylord Golf Mecca member courses in America’s favorite summer golf destination, has been winning awards since the popular Rees Jones design opened in 2000. They can add two more, as GolfPass included the Onaway destination gem on two of its…

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National Plan for Vacation Day

Don’t let the January weather dampen your spirit. January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day and planning your next getaway to the Gaylord Golf Mecca is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1 – Choose your course. Better yet, choose your courses! The Gaylord Golf Mecca is home to…

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Golf Show Season Produces Gaylord Golf Mecca Enthusiasm

By Greg Johnson It’s show time, as in the perfect time for the Gaylord Golf Mecca to show off a bit at the upcoming spring-to-action golf shows. A Gaylord Golf Mecca booth will be awaiting golfers at the upcoming shows in Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Toronto, Grand Rapids and Dallas. Mecca…

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Gaylord Golf Mecca Embarks on 2024 Path of Success

The Gaylord Golf Mecca moves into 2024 as premier U.S. summer golf destination for the 37th year, and it won’t be easy to top 2023. Last year generated 274,545 rounds played at member courses for the season, at an average price of $58.47 per round. It’s quality, quantity and affordability…

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Happy New Year Resolutions for Mecca Golfers

By Greg Johnson #1 I will improve my golf swing: It can start with some instruction ranging from a lesson or two from a qualified professional to an instruction seminar, golf school or simply just practicing more. When you improve your swing, you will enjoy one of your favorite activities…

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Greg Johnson’s Three Favorite Mecca Moments From 2023

Greg Johnson is a notable sportswriter that handles PR for the Gaylord Golf Mecca. Featured photo: Greg Johnson, center, with PGA Golf Professional Bob Bales, left, and David Murray, right, at October Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Induction day. 1 In June I helped host golf writers from around the…

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Merry Mecca Christmas
Happy Holidays Gift Ideas

By Greg Johnson The Gaylord Golf Mecca may be closed down for the winter, but we have a foursome of gift ideas at a range of price points (just like golf in the Mecca) to help you make for the merriest holiday celebrations. While the establishment of Mecca golf packages…

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Ultimate Golf Giveaway Winner Announced

Josh Martin of Rittman, Ohio, and one of his regular golf buddies were making their way through the Cleveland, Ohio, Golf Show last winter, a little overwhelmed by the size of the crowd but checking things out. They wedged their way to a Gaylord Golf Mecca booth that caught their…

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