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Treetops Resort Golf

Golf PhotoDesigned by Masters, Played by Champions

Treetops is the name by which all other courses in Michigan are measured. It is on the short list of the nation’s finest golf facilities. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf. Treetops is truly the Midwest’s must play resort.

Home to 81 holes of championship golf. Five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith offer arguably the best collection of golf anywhere in the country.

Robert Trent Jones, Sr. – Masterpiece

Masterpiece PhotoRobert 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.

Tom Fazio – Premier

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.

Rick Smith – Signature

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.

Rick Smith – Tradition

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

Rick Smith – Threetops

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.

Rick Smith Golf Academy

Golf Academy  PhotoLearn from the best — Better golf begins with better instruction. And you won’t find more experienced, highly skilled instructors than those at Treetops. In fact, the Rick Smith Golf Academy is Michigan’s only three-time, Top 25 golf school. So whether you’re looking to enhance your full swing or hone your short game, our instructors will help you maximize your skills, increase your confidence and lower your score.

Consistently ranked in the “Top 25 Golf Schools in America”. Lessons and Programs will be booked only through The Academy. Treetops Resort offers elegant accommodations, fine dining, and spectacular golf on all five courses.To receive more information or to reserve your golf instruction through The Rick Smith Academy, please call 1-888-TREETOPS (1-888-873-3867) and ask for extension 2485, or dial the Rick Smith Golf Academy direct at 989-731-8016. For more information email us now.

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