MI Casino Resorts That Boast World Class Golf Courses
Golf courses these days come in all shapes and sizes, from environmentally conscious courses that encourage nature to invade their fairways and greens, to others that rejuvenate long forgotten wastelands.
Michigan is no different in that regard, boasting a whole range of top-quality courses that will have golf enthusiasts busy the entire season.
Here we take a look at some of the ones that come as part of a wider casino and hotel complex, so as to cater for players who like to game in the fresh air during the day and in the confines of a luxury establishment of an evening. Which ones have you frequented and which ones will you try out?
Odawa Casinos – Hidden River Course is a Concealed Gem
The two Odawa casinos in Petoskey and Mackinaw have long been providing top level entertainment and comfort. While they do not have a golf course on site, they do partner with the incredible Hidden River Course, situated in lush forest on the banks of Maple River.
What makes this casino, and its partner course, interesting is that Odawa have also recently joined forces with an online provider of casino games. Thus adding an extra string to the bow of this already popular resort where visitors are allowed to play golf and casino games at the same time if they wish, on the fairways and greens or even in the clubhouse.
Another thing which makes the Hidden River Course an exciting prospect for players is the fact it has a top-notch restaurant, which has received rave reviews from publications such as PGA Travel Magazine, and will leave hungry golfers fully satisfied in time for them to head back to the casino tables and machines.
Bay Mills Resort – Wild Bluff Course is Jewel of Lake Superior
While the Hidden River Course is all about being on the banks of a picturesque waterway, the Wild Bluff Course – located in the Bay Mills Resort – is all about being lakeside, giving stunning views of Lake Superior.
The Wild Bluff course is every bit as playful as its name suggests and is regularly singled out for praise by the likes of Golf Digest.
Because the course is right on the hotel’s doorstep, there is nothing stopping people flitting from doing 18-holes to indulging in some blackjack, craps, or slots action. With the lake also providing incredible views from many of the hotel’s rooms, this is one golf-casino resort that is not to be missed.
Little River Resort – Bear Lake Highlands Delivers for Gamers of All Types
Little River Resort is another casino resort that chooses to partner with local courses rather than maintaining one of its own, and many guests there tend to opt for the challenging links course that goes by the name of Bear Lake Highlands.
The clue as to how this course plays is in its name, because players are treated to glorious vistas of North Michigan out on the course’s exposed and rugged terrain.
Grand Traverse Resort – Three Courses Are Better Than One
Some casino resorts boast one golf course and others decide to buddy up with pre-existing ones, but there are a select few entertainment complexes which go all out, to provide their customers with a hattrick of courses to enjoy.
Such is the case at the Grand Traverse Resort which, not content with offering 18 holes, decided it would be better to serve up 54 holes set across three incredible courses. These are called The Bear, The Wolverine, and The Spruce Run, all of which have their very own unique feel.
Aside from its standard gaming option, the Grand Traverse Resort also has an excellent on-site spa, so that golfers can get all those sore muscles and painful knots seen to by a professional.