Thursday, June 17, 2010

Golf Zoo's Newest Destination: Tree Tops Resort

Golf Zoo has recently added a new golf destination. The resort is located in Michigan, and it's the highly rated Tree Tops Resort. Tree Tops Resort has 4 Championship golf courses on site, along with the #1 ranked Par 3 course in America by Golf Magazine, Golfweek and Golf & Travel. The four Championship courses consistently receive 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest.

You have two choices when it comes to lodging - The Inn and The Lodge. The Inn offers spacious rooms with two lobby areas that both offer flat panel TV's, warm leather furniture and rustic accents. The Inn also offers an indoor heated pool. Each room has it's own patio or balcony. The Lodge's lobby is a perfect place to relax in cozy furniture whether you're next to the fireplace of watching the large screen TV. The Lodge rooms offer two queen beds or a king and are all non-smoking. Each room has a sitting area, small refrigerator, microwave, DVD player, internet access and a jet tub.

Now, let's talk about the important part - the golf.

Masterpiece Course:
Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s final design in Michigan is truly a masterpiece. In his own words, Jones claimed it as his crowning glory. The course is located at the headwaters of the Pigeon River and takes full advantage of natural valleys, ravines and broad plains. The signature sixth hole features a 120’ vertical drop and a panoramic view of the Pigeon River Valley.

Premier Course:
Premier is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect, Tom Fazio. The course makes the most of the rolling terrain, striking the perfect balance between challenge and forgiveness. When asked to name a signature hole, Fazio replied, "all of them." Play a round on the Premier and we think you’ll agree.

Signature Course:
Rick Smith, renowned architect and golf instructor; set the bar high with Signature; his first 18-hole designed course. The course unfolds into a high upland area and features undulating greens and wide, forgiving fairways. Undisturbed natural areas are prominent on holes four and eleven. Signature has been rated a Top 50 Course for Women.

Tradition Course:
Tradition is Rick Smith’s walking course which pays homage to golf’s origin. The course is well named as it features “traditional” wooden pins and pennant flags. The links-style layout takes advantage of high ridges and hilltops, providing some sloping while still being walkable. Holes one through nine wrap back around to the starter house, allowing for nine-hole play.

Threetops Course:
Threetops. Rick Smith’s first par three-designed course, has been receiving national recognition since it opened in 1992. It consistently ranks as the #1 par three course in America by Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Golf & Travel and several others and is perhaps the most recognized par three course in America. For a number of years, Threetops hosted the ESPN Par 3 Shootout. Lee Trevino recorded an ace on #7 during the Shootout in 2001. The course itself features elevated greens and tees with noticeable slopes.

The golf courses have earned many awards over the years and here are just a few of them.

Conde Nast Traveler
Top 50 International Resorts"
(June 2000)
Golf Design (1 of 6 Criteria) Treetops Resort ranked 3rd behind Pinehurst and Pebble Beach

Golf Digest
"Places to Play" (April 2008)
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. "Masterpiece" 4.5 Stars
Tom Fazio "Premier" 4.5 Stars
Rick Smith "Signature" 4.5 Stars
Rick Smith "Tradition" 4.5 Star

Golf Magazine
Silver Medal Resort" Eight-Time Recipient (March 2008)

Golfweek Magazine
"Ten Golf Resorts to Visit Before You Die"
(Dec. 2004)

USA Today
"Best Conditioned Courses Northern Michigan"

Travel & Leisure Golf
"Best Golf Resort in the Midwest" 2008
"Best Resort for Buddy Trips" 2008
"Most Underrated Resorts" 2008

We have a stay and play hot deal on our website - This is a combination of the 1 night stay and play package and the 2 night Major Championship package. The package includes the following:

3 nights lodging at the Inn at Tree Tops
4 rounds of Championship golf
1 round on the Par Three course
2 breakfasts

The resort breaks up its seasons the following way:

EARLY/LATE SEASON (April 23 – May 13 AND September 27 – end of season)

SPRING/FALL SEASON (May 14 – 31 AND September 6 – 26)

SUMMER SEASON (June 1 – September 5)

As you can see the resort has about a 5 month window for golf. You have two airports to fly into - The Gaylord Regional Airport is located 12 miles west of Treetops and welcomes recreational and business flyers. Cherry Capital Airport is located 65 miles west of Treetops Resort and is operated by Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties.

Take advantage of this fantastic resort and call 888.333.6103 or email

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