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Treetops Resort Opens The 2006 Season With National Recognition

Popular Golf Resort Receives Honors from Industry Publications

Treetops Village, Mich. (May 10, 2006) – Treetops Resort, located just outside of the alpine village of Gaylord, Michigan, continues to be recognized as one of the top golf destinations in America. Luxury Golf & Travel, Golf Magazine, GolfWeek, Michigan Meetings and Events, Golf Digest, and the Oakland Press recently honored the resort with regional and national recognition: Luxury Golf & Travel “Top-50 Diamond Golf Resorts” Luxury Golf & Travel, a high-end national publication enjoyed by golf aficionados, selected Treetops Resort among the “Top-50 Diamond Golf Resorts.” The magazine’s affluent golf readers compiled the list of top resorts through an online survey. Treetops was in select company, joining such nationally acclaimed resorts as Bandon Dunes, The American Club, Kiawah Island, Pebble Beach, and Pinehurst, to name a few. Golf Magazine’s "Silver Medal Resort" Golf Magazine, one of the sport’s most-read golf publications, awarded Treetops the “Silver Medal Award” for the seventh consecutive time. The Silver Medal Award is given biannually to top resort destinations across the country based on the quality of golf, lodging, and amenities. GolfWeek Magazine’s Top Michigan Courses Golfweek Magazine selected two Treetops courses, the Fazio Premier and Rick Smith Signature courses, among the Top-15 in Michigan. Golf Digest Awards Three Treetops Courses 4˝ Stars Golf Digest’s extensive “Places to Play” golf course reference guide involves ballots cast by over 20,000 readers that result in a five-star rating scale. The ballots take into account criteria such as overall golf experience, value, service, conditioning, and pace of play. Treetops is the only property in Michigan, and one of very few in America, to have three golf courses earn 4 ˝ -star ratings! The Robert Trent Jones Sr. Masterpiece; the Tom Fazio Premier; and the Rick Smith Signature courses were each awarded 4.5 star ratings. “To be included among some of the top resort destinations in the world, and recognized as a leader in our market by the various panels and publications continues to validate the quality golf resort experience our guests enjoy, said Rick Smith, Owner and Managing Partner of Treetops Resort. “There are a lot of options for the consumer out there, and it is our number one priority to make certain that we go above and beyond their expectations. Receiving this award is proof we are doing the job." Treetops Resort also ranks high in Michigan with publications: Michigan Meetings & Events “Best Golf Resort” Michigan Meetings & Events, a top meeting planner magazine, selected Treetops as the best golf resort destination for meetings in its first annual “The Best of the Industry” issue published in spring, 2006. The awards where determined by meeting planners and industry professionals who filled out a survey developed by the publication, included in the last issue and put online. “Eighty-one holes of award-winning championship golf on par with Pebble Beach and Pinehurst—it doesn’t get any better than this,” the resulting article read. “Outstanding meeting facilities, including a 10,000-square-foot conference center, a variety of lodging options, three restaurants and beautiful northern Michigan scenery are just icing on the green.” Oakland Press The annual Oakland Press “Best of the Best” readers choice awards selected Treetops Resort as the “Best Michigan Golf Resort.” The survey was developed online enabling readers to choose what the “Best of the Best” in Michigan was. The query included everything from the best restaurant, best steakhouse, best amusement park, and many other categories. Treetops Resort boasts 81 holes of championship golf by designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Treetops is a seven-time recipient of Golf Magazine’s “Silver Medal Resort” award and was rated No. 32 in “America’s Top-75 Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest. As a full-service, four-season resort, Treetops offers 23 downhill ski runs, an expanded tubing and terrain-park, and a snowboard half-pipe. Lodging at Treetops consists of 240 guest rooms including standard and deluxe rooms, suites and hospitality rooms and two and three bedroom condominiums. A 10,000 square-foot convention center is available for conferences along with a variety of other meeting facilities. Rounding out the amenities are three restaurants, the Treetops Spa, a child development center, retail shops offering a variety of clothing and equipment, indoor and outdoor pools and much more. For more information please visit or call 1.888.TREETOPS (873.3867). ING Par 3 Shootout – Tickets available and Pro-Am Spots Open to Public – A Guarantee to Play with a Major Champion Join Fred and Phil for the action, along with former Master’s Champ, Craig Stadler, and two-time US Open Champion, Andy North, as they “Shootout” for $540,000 in prize money and Million dollars for each and every hole-in-one in the ING Par 3 Shootout, June 26 & 27. Click here to learn more about the event and purchase tickets. How about a chance to play with Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Craig Stadler or Andy North in the Treetops/ING Par 3 Shootout Pro-Am? Click here for details! For an unprecedented first time, Treetops has opened the Treetops ING Par 3 Shootout Pro-Am to public and businesses! Here’s your chance to play with Phil and the boys in one of golf’s most unique and exciting venues! Tee it up with the Pros on America’s unanimous number 1 Par 3 Course, Threetops, in the morning, Monday June 26th and June 27th. Afterwards relax in the Shootout Hospitality Tent and watch the intense action on live-feed TV that afternoon as the players “Shootout” for $540,000 and $1,000,000 for each and every hole-in-one. Or join the action on the course with preferred viewing access on each tee and green. Packages include a Sunday night draw party, Monday night dinner with the pros, luxurious accommodations and more golf than you can handle! Championship Package – Book Now and Receive $25.00 Treetops Dollars!* Pre and Post-Season Starting from $325.00 to $375.00* In-Season Starting from $422.00 to $460.00* Package includes: Two-Night Accommodation Play All Four Championship Courses with Cart Use of Range Prior to Each Tee Time Two Breakfasts Book This Package Platinum Package – Book Now and Receive $25.00 Treetops Dollars!* Pre- and Post-Season Starting from $146.00 to $161.00* In-Season Starting from $174.00 to $189.00* Package includes: One-Night Accommodation One round of golf on any 18-hole championship course with cart Use of Range Prior to Each Tee Time One Breakfast/One Dinner Book This Package * Treetops will take $25.00 off your final bill at the time of check-out. This offer is good through August 30, 2006.

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