Courses

Many of our top picks among resorts continue to expand, sometimes in surprising ways. Last fall, in Central Florida, the strip-mine-turned-paradise at Streamsong Resort unveiled the Black Course, a Gil Hanse design with softer dunes and contours than on the resort’s Blue and Red courses. About the same time, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina unveiled
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HAMMOCK BEACH, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Coast Six holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course skirt the Atlantic. The inland Tom Watson-designed Conservatory is boldly dotted with sod-wall bunkers.More Information Mark Whitright/Courtesy of Hammock Beach INNISBROOK, A SALAMANDER GOLF & SPA RESORTPalm Harbor Four 18s, including the lush, hilly, tree-lined Copperhead Course, a
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In the summer months, golfers from across America—and Canada, and Europe—journey to the Great Lakes State to play golf. What makes Michigan such an ideal destination? It’s all in the stats. Photo by Dom Furore/Golf Digest Michigan has five of America’s Top 100 Public Courses, including No. 23 Forest Dunes in Roscommon. 650 Public Golf
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Michigan golf trips can be about so much more than just great golf. Here are five adventure-filled itineraries to consider for the ultimate, well-rounded vacation. 1) Golf, gaming, and sports in MotownHankering for a long-weekend buddies trip that combines golf, gaming and pro ball? Detroit’s a sure bet. The golf and MLB seasons run at roughly
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Pebble Beach certainly has million-dollar views, but with a peak-season green fee of $525, it can devour the entire budget for any golf trip all by itself. To get more for your money, you need to go where land is reasonable, golf is plentiful—and the views are almost as good. With abundant lake views, long
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Michigan’s reputation as a top-shelf culinary destination has come a long way since 1946, when Buddy’s put Detroit-style deep-dish pizza on the radar for food-loving travelers. Today you’ll find locally sourced gourmet everything—from cherries and wine to morels and whitefish—on menus throughout the state. If food and golf are your ideal pairing, make Traverse City,
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What makes the BEST buddies’ trip? Well, buddies, to start. But beyond the right group of friends to travel with, you need a cluster of terrific golf courses with different personalities, comfortable lodging, fantastic places to eat and drink—and, ideally, an easy way to get there. Here are five Michigan trips that tick those boxes,
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Photo courtesy of Arcadia Bluffs 1) Arcadia BluffsArcadia, Mich. The stunning 17th at Arcadia Bluffs requires a shot of 176 yards from the Championship tee, but there’s a forward that cuts almost 50 yards off that distance. Focus first on the shot, then snap away with the camera on your phone. Brian Walters Photography 2)
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Michigan has an illustrious golf history through its residents, like Walter Hagen, and renowned visitors who have come for a century of tournament golf (or a summer holiday). We picked our 10 favorite tips and reminiscences from players and teachers who have made the game great in the state. Photo by Dom Furore/Golf Digest Jack
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Michigan is known as the beer-brewery mecca of the United States, and any great Michigan golf trip includes a visit to at least a couple of the state’s most distinguished breweries. The city of Grand RapidsBeer enthusiasts should make a beeline to Grand Rapids, aka “Beer City USA,” to explore its dynamic craft beer scene. 
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Photo courtesy of Belvedere Golf Club 1) Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoix, Mich. No. 19 on Golf Digest’s ranking of the best courses in Michigan, this historic William Watson design has hosted the Michigan Amateur Championship a record 40 times. It’s also a comfortable walk for an affordable price. Evan Schiller Photography 2.) Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather
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Retirement. That beautiful, seemingly unreachable finish line. But it’s unreachable no longer, as you’ve broken through the ribbon. With work in your rearview mirror, you finally have time to venture outside the confines of your local golf course and experience all the majestic destinations you’ve read in magazines, and seen on television. With a blank
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When we say Dom Furore gets around, we’re not kidding. In 33 years of chasing stories across five continents and dozens of countries—who else do you know who’s been to Bahrain, Burundi, India, Iceland, Russia and Rwanda, just for starters?—Golf Digest’s senior staff photographer has taken some of the most enduring images in the magazine’s
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