Treetops Resort

Fazio Drive,

Gaylord, Michigan 49735

  • Office

    +1 (866) 348 5249 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (989) 732 6711
  • Golf pro

    Kevin McKinley (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Rick Smith and Jason Guss Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - golf cart compulsory.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6832
5857
5039
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.6
68.8
69.8

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).

Location

Latitude:

45.091762

Longitude:

-84.590049

How to get 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.

Treetops Resort (Fazio - Premier course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1992

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 Signature layouts, the Premier is a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Michigan. This tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. The course makes the most of the rolling terrain, striking a balance between challenge and forgiveness. It is the only course in Michigan designed by renowned architect, Tom Fazio.

Stay & Play at Treetops Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate 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.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory (walking permitted only on the Tradition course).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Tom Fazio designed Premier Course at Treetops Resort, is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect Tom Fazio. | 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."

Where2Stay

  • Treetops Resort & Spa

    3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735

    +1 (866) 348 5249

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    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Treetops (Fazio Premier, Smith Signature, Tradition and Threetops courses); Otsego Club.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Black Forest

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