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I'm planning a trip for early summer to northern Michigan, would like some recommendations. I've been to Crystal mountain, Boyne Highlands, Arcadia Bluffs, and Tullymore. Looking  to take a 4-5 day trip. 

Has anyone stayed at the Island casino and played Greywalls, Turning Stone and Sweetgrass?

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@tosob - I see that no one has replied to your post yet.

Of the courses you've listed, I've only ever played Crystal Mountain. So having never played many of the nicer courses up here, I can't give much in the way of first-hand information. But there are some beautiful courses that may not be as well-known.

Grand Traverse Resort has three courses. According to @NM Golf and others, The Bear is very challenging.

https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/golf/overview

Many of the members of the Michigan Club have taken golf trips up here and likely have played at some of those nicer resorts. Paging @dennyjones, @Wally Fairway, @bkuehn1952, @tlazzol, @Braivo.

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I haven't played any of the courses you mentioned here. I have played a great deal of them around Bellaire and the Shanty Creek Resort. There are several beautiful tracks within a 30 min drive of that location. 

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I have not played the courses you listed.   I have played several around Gaylord including Treetops but you can't go wrong with almost any course in northern Michigan.    I'm sure somebody will come along soon and give you the information you are searching.   

Good luck.

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On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 8:35 AM, tosob said:

I'm planning a trip for early summer to northern Michigan, would like some recommendations. I've been to Crystal mountain, Boyne Highlands, Arcadia Bluffs, and Tullymore. Looking  to take a 4-5 day trip. 

Has anyone stayed at the Island casino and played Greywalls, Turning Stone and Sweetgrass?

I haven't played the ones you've asked about - I've been to Marquette, but never played Greywalls, & I haven't heard of Turning Stone (google tells me its upstate NY), Island Casino or Sweetgrass.
If you are looking for places in the UP - I'd add Brimely as places to look at, they have a casino & I've heard it is a nice course.

If you are looking at option in the northern lower peninsula - I'd look at playing Forest Dunes (2 or 3 courses, depending on how you count them), Arcadia opens a 2nd 18 this year, Black Forest and Gaylord (both TreeTops & there are a couple of other good courses), Hidden River Golf & Casting Club.

Lots of choices, it really depends on where you want to stay and if it is a "golf" trip, or if you are looking to also play golf on a vacation.

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On 1/6/2018 at 1:30 PM, JonMA1 said:

Grand Traverse Resort has three courses. According to @NM Golf and others, The Bear is very challenging.

https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/golf/overview

 

The Grand traverse resort is very nice and the Bear and the Wolverine courses are fantastic. The third course there is called Spruce Run, its nice, but just pales in comparison to the other two.

I have also stayed and played all five courses at Treetops in Gaylord. The accommodations leave a little to be desired as our room was more than a little outdated, but the courses were all great. Nice rolling hills type golf courses. 

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I would add Bay Harbor to the list.

I am from Southern MI.  We have done lots of up North Trips.  The best trip we have done was across to Wisconsin.   To a man we all agreed it was the best of all the trips we have done and we hit most of the courses in Northern MI.

We did Kohler.  All the courses were great.  Whistling Straits and the Irish the best of the bunch.  There is also Erin Hills over there and Sand Valley.  

 

If we did Kohler again for four days I would play Whistling straits twice, The Irish and the River.  Skip the Meadow Valleys, its not a bad course the other are just much better.

You can't go wrong in Norther MI.

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I think instead of Turning Stone that may refer to Timberstone in Iron Mountain. Anyone that gets a chance NEEDS to play Greywalls. Timberstone is another great mountainside course.

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