Treetops Resort (Smith - Signature course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Treetops Resort (Smith - Signature course) Est. 1993

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The Treetops Resort in Gaylord is one of Michigan's best known golf, ski and spa resorts. It is home to five golf courses, which include Tom Fazio's Premier course, Robert Trent Jones Sr's Masterpiece layout, and three Rick Smith designs: the Signature, Tradition and 9-hole Threetops.

Like the Masterpiece and Premier layouts, the Signature is a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Michigan. This tree-lined parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. The out-and-back routing unfolds into a high upland area, featuring wide, forgiving fairways and undulating greens. Undisturbed natural areas are prominent on holes four and eleven. The Signature was the first design of golf architect and instructor Rick Smith.

The Tradition course at Treetops is Rick Smith's walking course which pays homage to golf's origin. The course is well named as it features “traditional” wooden pins and pennant flags. The links-style layout takes advantage of high ridges and hilltops, providing several slopes while still being walkable. The course's two nine hole loops allow for nine-hole play. The Threetops course is Rick Smith's first 9-hole, par-3 designed course, which has received many accolades since opening in 1992.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee on any of the Treetops courses.

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Making Contact

Treetops Resort
Fazio Drive,
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
USA
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Office   +1 (866) 348 5249 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (989) 732 6711
Fax

 

Email   info@treetopsgolfresort.com
Website   www.treetops.com
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Golf Pro
 
Kevin McKinley (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Rick Smith and Jason Guss Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - golf cart compulsory.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Rick Smith
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6653 5863 4604
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 72.6 68.9 66.9
 
At the Same Location:
The Treetops Resort centre is home to the 18-hole MASTERPIECE course (par-71, 7007 yards, designer Robert Trent Jones Sr, opened 1987). Located 4 mi from the resort centre and sharing the same clubhouse are the following: PREMIER course (par-72, 6832 yds, Tom Fazio, 1992); SIGNATURE course (par-70, 6653 yds, Rick Smith, 1993); TRADITION course (par-70, 6357 yds, Rick Smith, 1997) and the 9-hole THREETOPS course (par-27, 1435 yds, Rick Smith).
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How2Get There?

11 mi NE of Gaylord.
The Masterpiece course is located alongside the Treetops Resort centre. All the other courses (Premier, Signature, Tradition and Threetops) share a clubhouse at Treetops North on Fazio Drive, 5 miles north of the resort centre.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept) on Signature course: Mon-Thur $100; Fri-Sun $110. Masterpiece & Premier courses $90/$100. Tradition course $60/$70. Threetops course $50/$50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory (walking permitted only on the Tradition course).

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Treetops Resort can apparently thank golf architect Robert Trent Jones Sr for its name. While designing the resort's first golf course in the early 1980s, he looked out across the surrounding hills and commented that the impressive and very natural view was one dominated by "treetops."

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Location

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Latitude: (45.091762)
Longitude: (-84.590049)
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Treetops Resort & Spa 
3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 (866) 348 5249
www.treetops.com

Treetops features 238 guest rooms, including standard and deluxe hotel rooms and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Nearly every room takes advantage of the resort's wonderful setting, with sweeping vistas of ski hills, the Trent Jones Masterpiece golf course, pristine woods and wetlands.

Golf at this hotel Treetops (Trent Jones Masterpiece)
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Golf within 5 miles Treetops (Fazio Premier, Smith Signature, Tradition and Threetops courses); Otsego Club.
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