Just returned from a great golf vacation at Treetops. We were a little hesitant about going after reading some of the negative reviews but went with an open mind. We're from NY so we flew into Traverse City about an hour from Treetops. We stayed at the lodge which I understand has been remodeled so I can't compare it to the inn. The rooms were very nice and quite spacious. The only negatives were the ease of taking a shower as the shower was located in the jet tub which is quite high off the ground and not easy to step into for short people like my wife. Elderly people who are not agile would have a difficult time. However the jet tub felt great after golf. The only other minor complaint was the position of the television which was difficult to view while lying in bed. Overall service was very friendly. We ate several meals on site and they were all very good with excellent service. Our main purpose of the trip was to attend the Rick Smith Golf Academy and then enjoy several days of golf. The golf school was incredible and way beyond our expectations. My wife and I are long time avid golfers but there is always room for improvement. Henry Young the golf school director is simply amazing and the school staff is most accomodating. Everything is videoed and they give you a cd with the before and after along with voice analysis. We would definitely consider returning. There are several very good dining options nearby. Don't miss Dianas Deelight in Gaylord for breakfast and lunch along with delicious homemade pies. We also enjoyed the Old Depot for dinner in Johannesburg about 15 minutes from Treetops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular golf, world-class instruction, spa, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, meetings and fairytale weddings are just some of the reasons people visit Treetops Resort & Spa. Let's start with golf, Treetops is truly the Midwest's "Must Play" resort and arguably the best collection of golf anywhere in the country. Our awards and accolades from the nation's top golf and travel publications seem to agree. Treetops is home to 81 holes of championship golf and features five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf. The Masterpiece Course was Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'S final design in Michigan and is truly a masterpiece. In his own words, Jones claimed it his crowning glory. The course is located at the headwaters of the Pigeon River and takes full advantage of natural valleys, ravines and broad plains. The signature sixth hole features a 120' vertical drop and a panoramic view of the Pigeon River Valley. Dine Like a Champion, Party Like a Rock Star! Enjoy a hearty backwoods breakfast, great food, fine wines and good times, in a casually quaint atmosphere with spectacular views. Rich beginnings, succulent entrees and signature desserts are the perfect complement to a great day on the course or the slopes. Nightlife also abounds too with live entertainment and a sports bar with a massive collection of the world's favorite brews. Enjoy your favorite team on a host of flat screen TV's or create your own action on one of our pool tables or relax and take in the spectacular star show in the sky as you cozy up to our fire pit. Sleep Like a Bear Treetops Resort features 238 guest rooms, including standard and deluxe hotel rooms and two and three bedroom condominiums. Nearly every room takes advantage of our majestic setting and offers sweeping vistas of ski hills, golf courses, pristine woods or wetlands. Wake up refreshed as a bear in springtime, ready to do it again, for with five courses, 23 runs and the vast beauty of the Michigan wilderness surround you, you'll never get bored. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Treetops Hotel Gaylord
- Treetops Resort Gaylord