Gaylord Area Golf Homes for Sale

The Gaylord area has several golf communities; Treetops Resort, Otsego Club and Resort, Marsh Ridge, Michaywe Pines Golf Club, Black Bear Golf Club, Gaylord Country Club, The Loon Golf Resort, and The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort.  Click on the communities below to see golf lifestyle homes for sale near those particular communities:  

Treetops Resort

This stunning resort and golf club is set on a jaw-dropping 33,000 acres located on the headwaters of the Pigeon River. Treetops provides 81 holes of championship golf on five distinct courses designed by such big names as Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Tom Fazio. These courses have been awarded 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, among other awards, and the resort and golf club are known for being located on some of the most pristine and magnificent lands in the northern Michigan area.

This renowned golf resort earned its moniker from the course designer Jones’s remark about his par 3 six on the Masterpiece course, Jones’s last course to design in Michigan. Fazio’s Premier course is the only one he made in Michigan. Golfers love to play on Threetops designed by Rick Smith, consistently ranked #1 as the best par three. This golf resort was the first location ever used to film the Golf Channel’s “Big Break” show, but golfers who have experienced the championship courses here can attest to this resort’s outstanding facilities, staff, views, and challenges for even the experienced player as the obvious reason why this location was chosen. This resort continues to be a top choice for destination players in the golf mecca area of Gaylord, Michigan. Click here to see all of the golf homes near Treetops Resort for sale.

Otsego Club & Resort

With Otsego’s two courses, the Tribute, and the Classic, beginning golfers will enjoy these public courses that surround players with incredible wildlife, water, and woodlands as they battle the course challenges. Created in 1939 by William H. Diddel, one of the finest course designers of his era, the Classic became the founding course in what Gaylord named the golf mecca of Michigan. The Classic is now paired with Tribute, a course designed by Roberts and Koch that is designated as one of the top public courses in Michigan. 

The Tribute is known for its elevated tees, taking advantage of the stunning views of the 1,100-acre Sturgeon River Valley. Golfers love that the horizon is viewable 30 miles in the distance from the elevated 3rd, a 430-yard par 4. But the changes in elevation on this stunning course make it a favorite for golfers of all levels of play who appreciate the four to six tee boxes available on each green. Click here to see all of the Boyne Mountain Resort Golf homes for sale. Click here to see all of the golf homes near The Otsego Club for sale.

Marsh Ridge Golf Course & Resort

Now part of the Loon Golf Resort, the Ridge is a beautiful yet classic woodland trail-designed course and features elevation changes alongside stunning pristine natural views. Senior and forward-friendly golfers love this course, but it is challenging enough for any golfer to enjoy. The Ridge has been serving golfers for over 20 years, and experienced golfers suggest using a cart because the course does traverse marshes on a boardwalk, true to the original name of the course.

As part of the Loon resort, golfers at the Ridge can take advantage of the resort’s Butch Harmon School of Golf, where the namesake as well as LPGA’s Natalie Gulbis are often seen providing hands-on lessons as well as running Harmon’s Heroes, Butch’s foundation that supports veterans. Golfers can stay at the resort in one of its many affordable accommodation options, and visitors here also can take advantage of the two dining options on-site as well to round out a relaxing day on the links at the Ridge. Click here to see all of the Marsh Ridge Golf homes for sale.

Michaywe Pines Golf Club

The Pines in Michaywe is known as a challenging but fair course by golfers who hit the greens in this club in the golf mecca of Gaylord. Home to the 1991 and 1996 Michigan Amateur Championship, The Pines is perfect for tournament golf due to its excellent conditions and layout. This par 72 course tees up yardage between 5194 and 7040, providing flexibility for most golfers to enjoy the course. This Michaywé gem also curves around the gorgeous Whispering Lake, next to the AuSable River, and near the edge of Lake Michaywe.

Golfers enjoy the natural beauty on The Pines course, and tee times are reserved well in advance for a chance to play on this gorgeous but challenging course. With its magnificent layout, accessibility for all levels of play, and tournament-level play expected by golfers to come here, Michaywé is a destination golf location for players hitting the golf mecca area of Michigan. Courses here and all of the amenities offered at this course that players can enjoy easily prove why The Pines is a preferred course destination for the Golf Association of Michigan’s annual qualifiers. Click here to see all of the Michaywe Golf Golf homes for sale.

Black Bear Golf Club

Designed in 1992 by golf legend Tom Doak, this golf course was acclaimed as one of the best public spots to play. This challenging course is known for the tree-lined holes, and designer Doak was noted as saying this course is for the competitor and not the resort player. Black Bear is laid out with a natural feel with tee boxes cut out of the woods, allowing golfers to travel through the beautiful forest between holes. The course here is full of gorgeous, rolling hills that are lined with brilliantly colored trees, so if you visit in the fall be sure to snag a photo of the beautiful fall colors that Michigan is known for every autumn.

One way the links on this golf club course have been described by fellow players is “big” – the fairways, bunkers, and greens are all oversized, producing a fun course to play for golfers of every skill level. When you finish up your game here, be sure to grab a cold beverage and enjoy their relaxing and sunny outdoor patio, a perfect place to compare shots with other golfers before the sun sets on today’s golf stories. If you need a golf pro, this golf club has a friendly staff that is helpful and can provide tips and tricks to the novice or improving golfer. Click here to see all of the Black Bear Golf Club homes for sale.

Gaylord Country Club

This semi-private, parkland course has been in its current location since 1975 after being relocated from its original spot for the 1924-era course. The Gaylord Country Club, now called the Gaylord Golf Club, offers a Golf Academy to hone your skills, and players love to chip away at their game on the course’s strategic bunkers and some of the best green complexes that the golf mecca of Gaylord has to offer golfers. Non-members can play alongside members, but all players rave about the relaxing play offered at this gorgeous course. Due to the closeness of the greens and tees, golfers can enjoy playing on this course that was designed in the early 20th-century style.

Golfers that play at the Gaylord rave about the immaculate conditions on this course as well as the courteous and helpful staff that support the players. Another reason the Golf Club at the Gaylord is so popular is the links were designed with a variety of holes and straightaways, creating a more enjoyable game for most players. The classic parkland design means that players can shoot 18 holes quicker on this course than on more modern designed courses, adding to the playability of this beautiful golf course. With four sets of tees, every player can have a great game here, and players can expect to pull out every club in their bags at this course that provides a variety of challenges for golfers of all abilities. Click here to see all of the homes near the Gaylord Country Club Golf for sale.

The Loon Golf Resort

This sprawling resort is comprised of three distinct courses as well as lodging and dining options for visiting golfers. The Loon Resort for golfers provides multiple different places and levels of accommodations, from individual townhome rentals situated conveniently right on the courses, to hotel rooms, to cabins, as well as oversized lodges that can accommodate larger groups in one facility. The dining options at the Loon are likewise varied, with two beautiful restaurants that overlook the greens. The Clubhouse and The Summit Grill, which overlooks The Ridge Course, both serve American-style cuisine for golfers and visitors to the Resort. The golfing options at the Loon are comprised of three different courses: the Ridge, the Loon, and the Lakes Course.

The Loon course has been a local golf mecca favorite since it opened its doors in 1994. Designed by golfing legend Butch Harmon as part of his Signature series, the Loon offers golfers some of the most scenic areas to play in all of Northern Michigan. Players can expect to see generous landings, oversized greens, and fairways that feature gently rolling hills. A par 72 course over all of its holes, all levels of players can enjoy hitting on the Loon course. This course is also known for well-designed bunkers that will challenge a golfer’s game. Another course at this golf resort is the Lakes course. This golf course is perfect for players of all skill levels and abilities, as the Lakes provide a play on four picturesque holes that meander around the languid beauty of a nearby lake. A par 72 course, the Lakes golf course is a favorite for groups visiting the golf mecca area that the Loon Resort serves. Click here to see all of The Loon Golf homes for sale.

The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort

A spectacular course in Michigan’s golf mecca is the unique namesake course, located at the Beaver Creek Resort. Situated on the western side of Otsego Lake, this course was named to reflect its location that is nestled amongst the stunning landscape, taking advantage of the native beauty of the land. World-famous golf architect Jerry Matthews designed this course, preserving the organic feel of the land by integrating the course in and around the lake, forests, and wetlands in the area. The breathtaking clubhouse sits atop an elevated bluff overlooking the wetland area, and views from many of the tee boxes and greens are similarly spectacular. Clubhouse lounge visitors can see players finishing up at the 9th and 18th holes, both known as challenging but beautiful endings to games here.

Golfers of all abilities can comfortably play here as well since the course provides multiple tee boxes to choose from when teeing off. Players will be awed playing through the striking foliage of the birch, maple, oak, and pine trees that surround the course, and may even share their game with some of the area’s wildlife like the deer, wild turkey, heron, and beaver that are known to live on the same land and in the adjoining waters. This course does not disappoint living up to its name, and players and guests alike will fall in love with this golf resort’s signature feel and experience that reflects the area’s tranquility and native beauty. Players at this championship 18-hole course will not only remember the excellent game provided at this resort course, but also the unique, memorable feel of a course that seems like it was effortlessly created to be an integral part of the impressive surroundings. Click here to see all of The Natural Golf homes for sale.

Black Bear Golf Club

Black Bear Golf Club is located 8 miles north of Gaylord on I-75 exit 290 in Vanderbilt. The course is easily accessible from three major thoroughfares. We're 18 miles from US 131 if you're coming from the west; only 10 miles from M-32 if you're coming from the east or west; and, of course, I-75 goes right along 1.5 miles of Black Bear frontage... have you seen the flagpoles on your way up north?

Golf enthusiasts are enthralled by the sport. See "Golf and Matrimony: The Unwritten Rules of How to Mix Your Love with Your Other Love" in Golf Digest for proof. It's understandable that a dedicated golfer considers time spent away from the greens and fairways to be squandered. Since 1920, when a master-planned community in Temple Terrace, Florida was constructed around its golf course real estate, homes on golf courses have been popular. Its country club was established for wealthy people who planned to construct Mediterranean Revival luxury villas near orange groves. Click here to see all of the Black Bear Golf Club homes for sale.

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