Venues Gaylord

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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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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Premier Time (and Space)

by Tom Bedell

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One of the reasons I like the television show “How I Met Your Mother” is that it often imaginatively plays around with notions of fate and time—if this didn’t happen here at this particular moment, then that wouldn’t haven’t occurred there at the time it did occur there. A riff on Chaos Theory, I suppose, and the good old Time/Space Continuum, seasoned with serendipity.
Kind of how I felt after the fourth hole today on the …

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Mr. Smith Goes to Gaylord

by Tom Bedell | 2 Comments

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While no stranger to Michigan golf, I’ve never made it to Gaylord before, and my immersion today reminded me of a dip I took years ago in chilly Lake Michigan at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National park—bracing, eye-opening and ultimately thrilling.
We passed through the Alpine Village-themed town of Gaylord yesterday afternoon on our way to the Treetops Resort, our base of operations for the four-day Warrior onslaught, tantalized by the sight of promising golf holes …

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TAP Beer of the Day: Doc’s ESB Ale

by Tom Bedell

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Our merry band of Golf Road Warriors rolled into Gaylord this afternoon and prepared for the onslaught of golf to come as befits the night before any mighty endeavor—we drank.
Some of us more than others, perhaps, but duty calls, especially when there are sixteen different beers on hand and six golf courses lying in wait. It could have been worse, since the Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse is not just a brewpub, but a distillery, …

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