Picture-perfect: The Tribute Course at Otsego Club in Gaylord | Michigan
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 12
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 12
The Tribute golf course at the Otsego Club gives up plenty of great looks off the tee. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 3
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 3
With a big drive, the tee shot on the par-4 third on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club can catch the slope and reach the green. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 4
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 4
The fourth hole on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club is a 556-yard par 5 from the tips. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 6
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 6
The green on the par-3 sixth on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club is 55 feet long. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 7
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 7
The 607-yard par-5 seventh on the Tribute Course at Otsego Club is the longest hole on the golf course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 9
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 9
The par-3 ninth on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club can play as long as 240 yards. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 11
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 11
Another terrific tee shot looms on the par-4 11th on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club in Gaylord, Michigan. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute G.C. - Otsego Club - hole 13
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Tribute G.C. - Otsego Club - hole 13
The 13th on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club is a beautifully framed par 3. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 14
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 14
A good drive on the par-4 14th on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club cuts off the right side. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 15
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Tribute golf course - Otsego Club - hole 15
The par-4 15th on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club features plenty of fairway bunkers. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tribute GC - Otsego Club - hole 18
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Tribute GC - Otsego Club - hole 18
The par-4 finishing hole on the Tribute golf course at Otsego Club doesn't disappoint. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Tribute golf course at the Otsego Club in Gaylord, Michigan has no shortage of panoramic views

GAYLORD, Mich. -- While the Ostego Club and Resort dates back to 1939, it's the newer golf course there -- The Tribute -- that really has people talking these days.

Designed by Rick Robbins and former PGA Tour player Gary Koch, this beautiful 7,347-yard layout runs up and down and around the Sturgeon River Valley, with plenty of panoramic views off the tees and natural forest framing the holes.

With four to six tee boxes on every hole, the golf course, which opened in 2001, plays to all levels, but is a stiff test from the tips. Nearly every tee is elevated with nos. 3, 6, 11, 14 and 16 being the most stunning. Some tees offer views of more than 30 miles.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Tribute golf course at the Otsego Club in Gaylord, Michigan has no shortage of panoramic views