Beer Guide to Gaylord

by David J. Whyte

Beer Guide for Gaylord

Brewing is big business throughout the US but perhaps no more so than Michigan. The Golf Road Warriors go in search of some superior brews . Big Buck Brewery offers an award-winning and handcrafted super premium line of beers complemented with a casual family dining experience, quality food, and excellent service.

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Treetops Premier Course

by David J. Whyte

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The Premier Course is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect Tom Fazio, making the most of the rolling terrain and striking the perfect balance between challenge and forgiveness.

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The Tribute: King of the Hill

by Brian McCallen

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I should have known what we were in for when we pulled up to the bag drop at Otsego Club & Resort on Thursday morning . Two very attractive young ladies were there to greet us.

Which course, gentlemen?”

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Tom Doak’s Black Forest Like Something From A Fairy Tale: Scary and Magical

by Jeff Wallach

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When I played golf with Tom Doak a week before taking on his Black Forest Golf Course in Gaylord, Michigan, he warned that if I could get through the first five holes without blowing up, the rest of the day would prove much easier…

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Black Forest: Into the Woods at Wilderness Valley

by Brian McCallen

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Long before he became a household name among the cognoscenti, designer Tom Doak built Black Forest at Wilderness Valley over 20 years ago. There are better-known…

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Black Forest Golf

by David J. Whyte

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Doak’s canvas was nearly 400 acres of native Michigan evergreen and hardwood forests to which he carefully added some of the most visually stunning bunkering and multi-contoured greens you will find anywhere. The combination of trees, sand, grasses, and elevation changes are a veritable feast for the eyes.

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Treetops Signature Course

by David J. Whyte | 1 Comment

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The Golf Road Warriors taken on the Rick Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort…

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Fazio Premier Course at Treetops a Perfect “Dessert” Round

by Jeff Wallach

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We have the hubris to call ourselves Golf Road Warriors partly because when most sensible middle-aged men would be content to play a single round of golf during…

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Unexpected Pleasures of The Tribute at Otsego Club and Resort

by Jeff Wallach | 1 Comment

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On every golf trip where you play a collection of courses there’s always one you’re not looking forward to as much– whether because of reputation or what you’ve been told about it by…

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Rees Jones’s Black Lake Golf Club Has Everything– Well, Except a Black Lake.

by Jeff Wallach

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Today the Golf Road Warriors took on Rees Jones’s Black Lake Golf Club, about an hour from our current digs at Treetops Resort. We drove there in high style in a Cadillac Escalade…

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