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It’s Easy to Book Your Mecca Trip

By Greg Johnson The Gaylord Golf Mecca, America’s summer golf destination, has been booking trips for 36 years as a cooperative marketing group. That’s 17 golf courses at nine properties with 21 lodging partners in the heart of Northern Michigan who have tried and true golf courses and tried and…

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Indian River Golf Club Celebrates 100 Years

By Greg Johnson Indian River Golf Club, a unique member of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, is celebrating 100 years of golf this summer. The friendliest club in the north clearly knows how to celebrate. They are offering a special Monday golf rate for all visitors, dedicated events for members throughout…

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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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Five Reasons to Play Black Lake Golf Club

By Greg Johnson Black Lake Golf Club is a 5-star, top-of-the-charts golf course. We’d like to share 5 of the many reasons to make Black Lake and the Gaylord Golf Mecca the top destinations in your golf trip plans this year. #1 Award-winning architect Rees Jones designed the course for…

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Mecca is Where the Heart is for Garland’s Andrew Hart

By Greg Johnson Andrew Hart has been on the Gaylord Golf Mecca scene at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort since he was 11 and attended his first junior golf clinic. He grew up in Lewiston and at age 16 started working at the resort in the golf bag drop area….

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National Travel & Tourism Week’s Perfect Destination:
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 17 golf courses are open and welcoming golfers. We are America’s Summer Golf Mecca, a 36-year-old cooperative…

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Hoeh Believes In MiGCSA & The Mecca

By Greg Johnson Treetops Resort’s Director of Recreation Doug Hoeh, one of the key reasons there are waves of beautiful green grass covering 81 golf holes at the award-winning resort, marvels at the level of cooperation among the 17 member golf properties in the Gaylord Golf Mecca. Hoeh, elected in…

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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 36 years of…

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Earth Day is Every Day at The Natural

Earth Day, celebrated on Saturday, April 22 for the 54th time via EARTHDAY.ORG, isn’t just a single day out of the year at the golf courses in the Gaylord Golf Mecca. For instance, The Natural is naturally managed as if Earth Day is every day. Kevin Henley, longtime general manager…

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PGA vs. Red Wings

By Greg Johnson Lakes of the North Golf Course PGA head professional Rob Diroff is among the many golfers who play hockey, too. When ice forms, he gets out the hockey equipment. When the grass appears once again in the Gaylord Golf Mecca, it’s back to golf. Just last month…

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