For the perfect golf getaway, whether for a weekend or a week, take a swing up to the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan. Golf Digest has called our area #2 in the country for concentrated golf quality. Not only is the quality of our courses exceptional, there are more to choose from than you can swing a stick at. There are 18 courses in the area, all within an easy drive of one another.

Lake Michigan and numerous inland lakes add to the beauty of the courses and offer absolutely stunning vistas. And virtually all the golf holes are separated from each other — no bowling alley back and forth golf! You’ll remember the beauty of where you played long after forgetting your score. 

When you consider the spectacular landscape and the fact that architects such as Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Arthur Hills have designed courses here, it’s no surprise that the Petoskey Area is home to so many prestigious tournaments.

These are courses you’ve read about and heard about, and can now play yourself. To discover what each has to offer, be sure to get your 2016 Petoskey Area Golf Guide.

While you’re here, be sure to try GolfBoarding at Boyne Highlands. GolfBoards are like motorized surfboards. Hop on to get around the course in a whole new way.

Since the Petoskey Area is much more than a golf destination, non-golfers won’t feel stranded here. Among all the cool things to do are beaches, shopping, biking, historical tours, a casino, and culinary delights. For the complete scoop, grab the Petoskey Area Vacation Guide.

The combination of spectacular golf, natural beauty, and a vacation full of things to do are why this area is known as a Michigan treasure

For more information, including lodging assistance, call the Visitors Bureau at 800.845.2828 or visit


About the author

Diane Dakins is passionate about all of the communities that comprise the Petoskey Area of Michigan: Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City. As assistant director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, she has “been there – seen that” when it comes to virtually every area attraction. She strives to create informative content that gives potential visitors the scoop on planning a northern Michigan vacation.