The impeccable public courses of Otsego Resort
The Otsego Resort experience begins with two essential courses: The Classic and The Tribute. Win a place among Sports Illustrated Top 10 Best New Courses, The Tribute offers a meandering 1,100-acre tour of the great Sturgeon River Valley, courtesy of designers Rick Robbins and PGA Tour pro Gary Koch. The layout delights different levels of play with four to six tees, natural forestry and landscaped flow and just the right amount of elevation to keep you on your toes.
Each breathtaking golf cart ride unveils a thrilling elevation change and a postcard-perfect new horizon. Almost all tees are elevated, with numbers 3, 6, 11, 14, 16 and 18 designed to impress. From the par four third tee, you’ll enjoy views spanning more than 30 miles and quickly understand why The Tribute was named Michigan Golf Magazine’s 8th Best Public Golf Course.
Traditionalists looking for timeless country club design and an honest, gimmick-free approach to the game naturally embrace The Classic course. Often revered as the nation’s finest golf course architect of his time, William H. Diddel designed Gaylord Golf Mecca’s founding course with golf neophytes in mind. The Classic stretches and yawns across attractive parkland overlooking the famous Sturgeon River Valley just a mile from downtown Gaylord.
A breathless respite from some of the region’s long and demanding courses, The Classic is a sleeper, offering enough challenge for the most experienced golfers and wide fairways for beginners. Swing from ski slope to ski slope on the signature par four 9th hole and peek from the green for unobstructed views for 20 miles.
Both courses are the backdrop for a complete golf getaway. Take time to challenge yourself on The Tribute’s elevated tees and greens, then enjoy a leisurely day to visit The Classic and refine your shot. Both courses are a scenic retreat into the woods, water and wildlife of northern Michigan.