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  • Writer's pictureAmy Sherman

Tee up for Father’s Day with Treetops Resort

It's almost Father's get Dad something that is truly Pure Michigan...a trip to Michigan's golf mecca Gaylord Michigan to beautiful Treetops Resort.

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We'll be visiting with our good friend Barry Owens, Treetops General Manager, who always brings a laugh, and great insider tips for all things Treetops. Doug Hoeh, Director of Recreation shares what's new golf-wise around the resort. All I wanted to know was how does one achieve the awesome title of director of recreation and all the fun that clearly goes along with that? Turns out that Hoeh is plenty busy 'playing' the 81 holes of golf they have at Treetops on the regular. Aaron Beach , Director of Operations, stops by to share some of the different types of accommodations they offer at Treetops, and of course, we have Treetops new and talented Food and Beverage director Greg Jones on to talk about some of the exciting changes you'll see on the menu at the resort this year.

As Father's Day approaches, no need to panic about shopping for a lame tie this year for dear Dad. Instead, give him the gift of an experience and the chance to reconnect. Consider a weekend with the family in the newly remodeled Jones Cottages at Treetops, which are a great landing pad for larger groups and would be a perfect gift. Outfitted with modern amenities that provide cozy living for up to eight people, the Jones Cottages are located across from hole 4 of the Masterpiece Course, with stunning views and plenty of privacy for your group. Some can golf the day away, while others might spend time at the soothing spa, or in the heated outdoor pool.

A round of golf on any of Treetop's award-winning courses would be a most welcome gift for dad, and there is golf for every type of golfer here. We have it on good sources that the Robert Trent Jones designed Masterpiece course is considered a 'must-play', and pretty challenging. When it opened in 1987, Golf Digest named it the second-best new course in the country. This is the course for the true golf enthusiast, and overlooks the stunning Pigeon River Valley, with thick forests lining the fairways, rolling hills to crest in your cart, and vibrant greens dotting the landscape.

For those golfers out there who want a fun day on the course, maybe in a group with a variety of talents, check out the 9-hole Threetops course designed by Rick Smith. It is one of the country's top par three courses and was recently named one of the “Baddest Par 3 Courses in the US” by Links Magazine. This is where in 2001 Lee Trevino plopped an ace in on Hole #7 for a million-dollar payout. While they're not offering this type of reward this weekend, we are betting that Dad will feel like a million out on the course.

One other great idea for a Father's Day gift: Book Dad a lesson with one of the pros at Treetops. Just an hour with one of these professionals can help turn a player's game in the right direction. While you're not saying Dad needs a lesson, Dad would probably love to up his game and might take more than a little pleasure in possibly beating you on the links in the future. I've always been impressed with how much progress one can make with just one lesson.

While it never really matters what you get your dad for Father's Day (portrait made of macaroni? peanut butter crackers in bed? a promise to clean your room? check, check, check), if you want to make a really good impression and give Dad a truly great time, consider the gift of Treetops. Giving an experience is sometimes the very best gift of all.

One pro tip that we've been repeating this summer: book your trip or tee time as soon as you can. Michigan is ready to travel, and summer is looking to be a busy season. Don't be disappointed, make your reservations now, for wherever you may be going.

Treetops Resort

3962 Wilkinson Rd

Gaylord, MI 49735

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