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“No room for improvement” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garland

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Garland
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Lewiston
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Owner description: Owner Ron Otto designed the 54 holes at this 3,500-acre resort.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
“No room for improvement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We just returned home from our trip to Garland for a mini vacation. We had never golfed there before and along with another couple decided to book a room and play a round of golf. Our biggest disappointment was that it was a mini-vacation! The course we played, the Monarch, was gorgeous and challenging enough without being over the top like so many resort courses are. The staff beginning with pro shop all the way up until we checked out, went out of their way to be polite and friendly. After golf we had dinner at the lodge, fabulous food and service. The ambience of this place completes the package, very tasteful lodge decor. Don't leave without breakfast, we all raved about it. I can't believe I've lived in Michigan all my life and have never been to Garland. I'm sure I'll make up for it in the coming years. We're considering their New Years Eve package, I bet it will be outstanding!

Visited September 2011
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“Poor people skills”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Got to the resort at 1:30 in the after noon for a 4:30 wedding. Went to check in and our room was not ready. We were told check in was at 4 pm. Front desk told us we could get dressed in locker room. We never got key to room until about 5:00 o'clock. People at front desk were not helpful and could care less about you.

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Macomb, Michigan
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“Think twice and be sure”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

Be sure you don't have to cancel last minute. And by last minute I mean 14 days before your arrival as they WILL NOT REFUND YOUR FIRST NIGHTS DEPOSIT. We made a reservation on a Friday and due to unforseen scheduling conflicts I had to cancel and did so on the following Monday. Well because we were scheduled to arrive in 12 days they WOULD not refund my first night's deposit which they sure did charge quickly to my account. they did offer to schedule another weekend, but at that point NO WAY. 14 days really, most places give you up to 72 hours before arrival. I just bet they get alot of forfieted first night deposits to help boost the profit. We wont be visiting there any time soon.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Winter Wonderland at Garland!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2009

We stayed at Garland for two nights this January to attend the Gourmet Glide cross country skiing event. We stayed in a single villa, which had a king bedroom, bathroom with jacuzzi tub for 2, kitchenette and living room with a gas fireplace. The accommodations were very comfortable & clean. The biggest drawback was that our villa was a considerable hike from the parking lot. We had to carry our luggage through the snow in the dark in 5 degree weather to reach our villa, which was on the upper floor of the building. We did eat breakfast one day, which was included in our package, and it was average for breakfast food. The food at the Gourmet Glide was outstanding and delicious! The skiing was great, despite the harsh weather. The grounds are beautiful and very picturesque. A winter wonderland for sure!! The price was reasonable. I called and we were able to get a package that included everything, even ski rentals. I wanted to stay 3 nights, but they are only open Thursday-Sunday in the winter, and we couldn't make it until Friday night. it was a great trip and I would definitely recommend Garland & the Gourmet Glide to others.

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Michigan
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“Lacking in service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2007

Let me start off by saying my family has been golfing at garland from the time the first 9 holes went public, we have a cottage close by and go there for the golf, and to see there house band Jeff and Sue. The place has had its ups and downs and the constant is that the service sucks, last year we found the staff was taking our drinks when we went out to dance, before we could finish them, and this year we found we were sitting up to 30 minuets before anyone would take our orders, and when we did get out drinks we were given warm beer in cans…I'm sorry but a resort claming 3 or 4 star rating does not serve can beer, and make you wait for it. The golf courses were in the best shape I have ever seen them last summer, but many of the sand traps had rocks bigger than golf balls in them. It is a nice resort but they really need to get better help when it comes to service

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