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Gaylord Golf Mecca Courses Opening During National Travel & Tourism Week

By Greg Johnson

We call it perfect timing.

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week across the country and here in the Gaylord Golf Mecca our fabulous collection of golf courses will all be open and welcoming golfers by the end of the week.

We feature 17 world class golf courses, 21 great lodging partners and vacation trip packages at every price point.

We are America’s Summer Golf Mecca, a 35-year-old cooperative marketing effort for an incredible collection of golf. Make it your group’s tradition to visit any one or all of the world-class courses created by many of the game’s greatest golf course design architects. Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones, Rick Smith, Jerry Matthews, and the legendary Wilfrid E. Reid among others have carved their inspirational artistry through our Northern Michigan woods.

With the many distinct dining and lodging opportunities that pair with the wonderfully diverse and delightful golf experiences, golf publications and bloggers consistently rank Gaylord resorts among the top stay-and-play destinations in the country.

A round of golf in the Mecca is a truly memorable touch of the beating heart of Northern Michigan golf. The longest of summer days, uncluttered greens and pristine natural beauty carved by the glaciers long ago form a foursome of sorts with each golfer. Skill levels of the player are easily accommodated as well. The Mecca collection was designed to challenge champions as well as appeal to those who just want to play for the day in a beautiful place.

Do you want traditional, timeless golf where you can walk or ride? Check out Indian River.

Want to play some of the best greens in all of Michigan? Check out Gaylord Golf Club.

Want your golf in a pure Northern Michigan environment of towering trees and green glory? Check out The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort.

Are you thinking relaxing, fun golf for groups of all abilities and ages? Check out Lakes of the North.

How about a magnificent modern adaptation of classic golf architecture? Check out Black Lake designed by Rees Jones.

Does your group crave the challenge of courses by name-drop designers like Robert Trent Jones, Fazio and Smith? Check out Treetops Resort where we have five Mecca golf courses.

Are you picturing an all-inclusive getaway in the woods? Check out Garland Lodge & Golf Resort’s collection of four Mecca courses.

Want to play where champions have been defined for years? Check out the classic Michaywe’ – The Pines, host of two Michigan Amateur championships among other magnificent events.

Maybe you covet miles-wide picturesque views of the beautiful land carved out by glaciers? Marvel at the views for about 35 miles as you play The Tribute or The Classic at Otsego Resort.

That’s just a small sample of what the Mecca has to offer.

Gaylord has great golf, delectable dining choices, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming and more available during National Travel & Tourism Week and a bunch of other weeks through the year, too.

The Mecca will help you plan the perfect trip. Visit and check out the courses, the lodging partners, trip packages and more. Or call 800-345-8621.

It’s the perfect week for it.

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