GRW Gaylord

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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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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Threetops is Tops with Three Golf Road Warriors

by Jeff Wallach

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Are you KIDDING me? Devil’s Drop, number three at Threetops, descends 17 gazillion feet from tee to green. Here’s a common dilemma in golf: you’ve played 18 holes in the morning

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Black Lake Golf Club: UAW Puts Pedal to Metal for Public Golfers

by Brian McCallen | 2 Comments

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First impressions tend to stick in the memory. I first toured Black Lake Golf Club, the centerpiece of a 1,000-acre retreat and learning center owned…

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