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Resort named one of the “Top 10 Places to Play Before You Die”

GAYLORD, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2004) — Treetops Resort, located in the heart of the “America’s Summer Golf Capital” in Northern Michigan, has been named one of the “Top 10 Places to Play Before You Die” by Golfweek magazine, one of the golf’ industry’s top publications.

Golfweek’s panel of writers visited each of the premier resorts so honored. Treetops was included with such high profile destinations as Bandon Dunes Resort, Pinehurst, Kiawah, Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Greenbrier, and Homestead in Virginia.
“We are not presumptuous enough to firmly label them as the 10 best resorts in the United States, but this collection certainly would rank at or near the top of anyone’s list, “ the article said. It appeared in the Nov. 20, 2004, edition of Golfweek.
The honor of being listed among the top 10 resorts was extremely gratifying to Rick Smith, the managing partner who purchased the resort two years ago with a group of investors. “It is a great feeling and an honor to be placed on the short list with these other prominent golf resorts. The growing popularity of Treetops nationally is very gratifying and our future direction will surely increase our exposure even more,” Smith said.
In the past couple of years, Treetops has spent $1.8-million to renovate its lodge, add a boutique spa, upgrade its food and beverage, add thoughtful children’s programs and new outdoor activities and improved maintenance on its four golf courses. In addition, a new real estate development is under construction. That development will include an enclave of single-family cottages, known as the Masterpiece Residence Club, to be sold as fractional ownerships.
Treetops is a full-service, four-season resort. It offers 81 holes of championship golf, 23 downhill ski runs, an expanded tubing and terrain-park, Michigan’s largest snowboard half-pipe and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Treetops also has three restaurants, a new spa and fitness center, a child development center and several retail shops.
Treetops offers 252 guest rooms, newly remodeled suites and hospitality rooms, and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. A 10,000 square foot convention center and other meeting rooms are available for banquets and conferences.
For more information please visit or call (989) 732-6711.
Media contacts:
Resort & Golf Marketing
Kevin Frisch, (989) 614- 0241,
Dave Richards, (248) 642- 6420,

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