A birthday party golf trip to Traverse City sold me. A-Ga-Ming resort offered us a challenging 54 holes of golf on the shores of Torch Lake. The Torch course had 11 water holes, and rated 4 star with Golf Digest. The condo's were nice too, with grills and picnic tables that fueled the stories after you came off the course.
Shanty Creek offers four courses for a golf weekend or great lakes vacation. Rated 4 1/2 stars in Golf Digest's, places to play. There's four courses with hilltop views of Lake Bellaire, including Arnold Palmer's, The Legend.
Blackwolf run, Kohler, Wisconsin offers four championship courses designed by Hall of Fame architect, Pete Dye. With so many lodging and dining choices at the American Club Resort , you can make a week of it.
You can pack the car and head to one of the top Minnesota courses, Giants Ridge for towering trees, blue lakes and bentgrass fairways. Just an hour from Duluth and three hours from the Twin Cities for these Golf Digest 4.5 star rated courses.