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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 in the HEART of Northern Michigan, just off I-75 and less than an hour from the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, which has direct flights from Texas and many other points in between. Plan on 175 miles by car from Lansing, 230 from Detroit, 360 from Chicago and 425 from Indianapolis. In most cases, you can fit in the trip to get here and your first round of golf on the same day.

We have 16 tremendous golf courses to choose from, including five at Treetops Resort, four at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort, two at Otsego Resort and several one-of-a-kind layouts like Black Lake Golf Club, Gaylord Golf Club, Indian River Golf Club, Lakes of the North Golf Course and Michaywe’ Pines. The variety is boundless with resort courses built by legendary architects like Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio to classic rolling green parkland courses that treat you like family. There is also an amazing collection of pure “Up North” courses that take you on an adventure through the beautiful trees.

The lodging choices are varied – classic, contemporary, elegant and more, just like the golf options. Want a romantic cabin or condominium? It can happen. Want a lush, large, comfortable experience with a hot tub, spa or a couples massage? It can happen, too. Want remote so you can hike or kayak out your back door? Even it can happen. With 20 lodging partners, the Mecca has it all including resorts, home rentals and your favorite brand hotels. Take your pick for your perfect trip.

Of course, a romantic visit would not be complete without the sweetest places for dining and romance. The Mecca makes that happen, too. Duck Blind Grille at Otsego Resort, Michaywe’ Inn The Woods, and Legends On The Hill at Treetops Resort offer unique dining spots just yards from golf and lodging options, and the greater Gaylord community offers multiple eclectic and incredible options, from steaks and chops to wood-fired pizza, lobster, sushi, barbecue, microbrew, bourbon options and on and on.

By the way, superb sunsets are the norm and candlelight can happen, too! Visit, plan a trip and bring that special someone to a special place.

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