Ultimate Itinerary: Northern Michigan

Our guide to the best courses you can play around Northern Michigan, from Gaylord to Petoskey and around Traverse City.
The 11th hole at Arcadia Bluffs drops 100 feet tee-to-green, finishing on a bluff above Lake Michigan.

ModuleNorthern Michigan is a legendary Midwest getaway, possibly regarded as a "hidden gem" nationally, but its allure dates back to the late-19th century as Chicagoans and Detroiters escaped their cities on the train for a summer of leisure and fresh air. Today, it's so deep with golf that you coul

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Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Ultimate Itinerary: Northern Michigan