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Golflight Savings Time

In the Gaylord Golf Mecca, we’ve decided to call it Golflight Savings Time instead of Daylight Savings Time.

We are on the best edge of the Eastern Time Zone, which cutting to the chase means you can play golf until almost 10 p.m. on many summer nights.
One of the biggest concerns with golf is that it takes a little too much time to play, but with our 15 extraordinary member courses at eight properties, including four resorts, 20 total lodging partners and vibrant Gaylord summer fun area, we make your play time precious.

On a golf trip with buddies a few years ago this June, we played in the morning at Gaylord Golf Club, ended up floating about on a pontoon boat on a nearby lake in the afternoon and then played golf again at The Natural at Beaver Creek.

It was a perfect day, sun, light breeze, late sunset, the whole thing. When finished with our second 18 of the day, the sun like us lingered about a little longer and we played an unplanned nine more. Here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be just a few extra holes near the end of the day in the Gaylord Golf Mecca. It can be a lot of holes. The Gaylord Golf Mecca gives you more in so many ways.

Did we talk about the sunsets yet? Those sunsets are worth the wait, especially if you are on the way in with a great round of golf or sitting on one of the decks that overlook the world-class collection of No. 18 holes at the member courses of the Mecca.

The decks at Indian River Golf Club, The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort and The Loon Golf Resort are memorable settings late into the day, but just three of many. On that unforgettable trip from a few years ago, we enjoyed a bug-less evening on the deck at The Natural sipping a few cold drinks after playing 45 holes of golf during the day, and then we had a fire behind our Beaver Creek Resort cabin.

Nobody is rushing you off the golf course late in the evening in the Mecca. Those in the know realize that up Gaylord way on a quiet, beautiful Northern Michigan evening, it just might be the best time to play.
Tee off at 5 or so and you can play 18. It doesn’t have to be the old quick nine or emergency nine either. The sun likes shining down on the Mecca so much that it stays out late like the golfers. It takes its time going to bed.
Golf doesn’t take too much time in the Mecca. Go fishing, play softball, enjoy some water sports or shopping in Gaylord’s welcoming downtown streets, and then play golf. If you want it all, you can do it all.

Come to the Mecca this summer. Play some golf. Hang out on a boat. Play some more. Visit a local brewery, or one of the great restaurants at our world class resorts and even downtown. Watch the sun finally set.

Golf packages are available in the Mecca that beat all rivals well into the evening. See you when the sun sets in the land of Golflight Savings Time. Learn more at or by calling 800-345-8621.

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