15 Apr '14, 8pm

Great article about a few northern Michigan gems in @LINKSMagazine.

Great article about a few northern Michigan gems in @LINKSMagazine.

With dozens of courses dropped into glacier-carved terrain in the state’s northwest corner near Traverse City, golf has transformed a region known for cherry orchards, fudge stores, and taxidermists into the heartland’s best getaway. Players can mix and match multi-course resorts (Boyne Highlands, Shanty Creek, Treetops, Grand Traverse, etc.) with stand-alone 18s while enjoying excellent value, genuine hospitality, and extended daylight (a second round, anyone?). The Heather at Boyne Highlands , a Robert Trent Jones design, is the pioneer venue that put the area’s ski hills in the shade when it opened in 1968. Glossier courses have been built since, but none has aged as gracefully as this elegant test woven through the woods by Jones at the height of his powers. Bay Harbor , a 27-hole facility routed along bluffs high above Little Traverse Bay, has five holes set in a defu...

Full article: http://www.linksmagazine.com/golf_travel/new-golf-mecca-n...

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