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4.0
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
74.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 45 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7087 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.1
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Otsego Resort - The Tribute
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Rick Robbins (2001) Gary Koch (2001) Brian Lussier (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
45 Reviews (45)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing views

This gem of a course is one of the best I’ve ever played. Great views from elevated tee boxes, lush fairways, and perfect greens. I’ll play this course as often as I can and recommend you don’t pass it up if you’re in Gaylord.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 87
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Wow!

The course is somewhat of a challenge just because of elevation changes. Club selection is guess work on some holes. Wind gust did not make it any easier. Greens were very receptive . Would play here again on a calm day. It's nice to hit 290 yard drives at 68.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

MI Fall golf - almost perfect

The Tribute is one of Michigan's premier golf courses to begin with, then add the spectacular colors of fall and it's truly an amazing experience. The greens had not been aerated or top-dressed, so this was another added bonus! The only thing missing was the sun to help magnify the intensity of tree colors!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rich

Awesome course it has to be a must play for northern Michigan

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great vacation golf

Beautiful course, set way back in the woods. Not for the beginner golfer, lot of holes that require good shot placement or you wind up lost in the woods. Elevation changes are extreme and you wind up golfing both up and downhill a lot

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Tribute is back

The course is in great shape. Good layout and all you would expect from an up north course
The club house and amenities are still being rebuilt.
Overall great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Challenge and Great Condition

Having played the Tribute in the past we didn’t know what to expect with new owners. We were pleasantly surprised! The course layout has always been solid, but, the maintenance and conditions have greatly improved. We play many courses in northern Michigan, and the Tribute is one on our must play list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Constantly Getting Bettet

This is a golf experience that every true golfer should have. The course continues to improve every season. The owners are to be commended for their efforts and results. Not an easy play! But, when the layout is known, the course is challenging without being frustrating! Go play this course, then play it again! If the owners continue to realize their vision, this will be a premier course in this golf Mecca!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poor condition.

Paid $85 each on fathers day weekend. Greens are in terrible condition. Go to Treetops instead.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Was looking forward playing The Tribute

Course layout is great, but putting greens are a mess. There was one hole on the back nine that had a section of the putting green roped off under repair, bald, no grass, disease maybe. There are several greens with black / dry spots that are unacceptable for end of the year golf. Would have been nice if the person I spoke with in the Pro-Shop would have given me an update on the greens when I booked tee time, especially when I asked about when they aerated this year. Not worth it, should have given me and my brother-in-law a rain check to come back when they fix the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Bummed...

On our 9th annual boys trip from Southern California this place was first to kick off our excitement. Staff was lack lust at best, cart girl never attended the course...ever (we even called on hole 11 to no avail), and NO WATER AT ANY HOLE.

Greens were a JOKE. Seriously almost unplayable. Not sure why because this place is exciting and we had high hopes. We were bummed for sure as today we played Treetops and realized what #PureMichigan really means when it comes to golf. Unfortunately we will not be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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