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Gaylord Golf Mecca Thanks You, Our 2022 Visiting Golfers

By Greg Johnson Golfers have been coming back to the Gaylord Golf Mecca for 35 years, including a recently concluded banner 2022 season, and are already booking for year 36 in 2023. The Mecca started as a cooperative marketing effort for its collection of golf in 1997 and marched onto…

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Indian River Golf Club Welcomes Golfers Longer

By Greg Johnson Indian River Golf Club is a welcoming place, bills itself as the friendliest golf course in the north, and follows up with smiling folks like General Manager and PGA Professional Corey Crowell making sure you enjoy your visit. Indian River welcomes golfers a little longer than other…

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The Amos Cup

By Greg Johnson In 1994 a group of four friends who met as co-workers at a now-shutdown IT company in metro Detroit saw a 54-holes of golf promotion for Otsego Resort, an original golf and lodging member of the Gaylord Golf Mecca. They played what Joel Staniec of Troy remembers…

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THE GAYLORD GOLF MECCA: 18 Reasons to FALL For It!

By Greg Johnson 1. Trees for miles with colorful leaves framing green grass and vistas you will not believe. In fact you have to see it to believe it. 2. The Mecca marketing group features 17 beautiful championship golf courses packaged any way you like at the price point you…

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Black Lake Golf Club

Award-Winning Design, Great Conditions, Vibrant Fall Colors By Greg Johnson Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, like all the golf courses that are part of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, has enjoyed a busy golf season to this point. “It’s been a good summer, and we expect a good fall, too,”…

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FORE: Play Four Wonderful Courses at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort

By Greg Johnson Fountains, Monarch, Reflections and Swampfire are the courses at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort and each are aptly named and immaculately conditioned. It’s four experiences, each unique in many ways. Choose or simply try a different one each round when you visit the Gaylord Golf Mecca, which…

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WORTH THE WAIT

By Greg Johnson Photo L-R: Don Webber, Robert Macerollo, Duane Deley and Don Baldwin. Mecca Ultimate Giveaway Winner Enjoys Trip Two Years Later It took over two years of patiently waiting for the U.S.-Canadian border to open for travel because of COVID restrictions, but Robert Macerollo of Mississauga, Ontario, near…

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Gaylord Golf Mecca: Perfect Fit for National Golf Month

By Greg Johnson August has been National Golf Month across the country since the PGA of America came up with the idea in 1993, and the Gaylord Golf Mecca’s wonderful combination of perfect weather and perfect golf fits perfectly every August with such a proclamation. We consider the Mecca the…

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Loyal “Ragtag” Group Makes Annual Mecca Golf Pilgrimage to Treetops

By Greg Johnson There’s loyalty as in returning golfers in the Gaylord Golf Mecca, and then there is Larry Mack and the group he leads. The Detroit native, now living in Florida, has been leading a golf group lovingly called “Ragtag” to Northern Michigan and the Gaylord Golf Mecca on…

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The Pines at Michaywe’: Celebrating 50 Years of Golf, Relaxation

By Greg Johnson The typical summer morning at The Pines Golf Course at Michaywe’ has seemingly 50 things going on at once, not to mention golfers headed out to have fun. Everybody, except perhaps the busy employees, seems relaxed. This place knows how to lower blood pressure with their classic…

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