This week’s posts are mostly going to be a few photo highlights as my writing schedule while on the road is very limited (as is the internet connection).
Today I experienced two courses at Treetops here in Gaylord, Michigan. Early this morning was “3Tops,” which is the par-3 track at Treetops. I could play this course every day and never get bored. The elevation changes are insane. Here’s one photo from this morning, and I’ll be posting the rest toward the end of the week.
Beautiful course, and this is “just” the par-3 track! Click to zoom.
After the 3Tops round was 18 on the Tom Fazio designed course at Treetops here in northern Michigan, the “Fazio” course. Once again, more photos to be posted later this week.
The Fazio course at Treetops. Click to zoom.
It is very late and I’m mega-tired. So I can’t spend the time it is going to take to process the billions of photos I took today during my 36 hole marathon day of golf at Black Forest and Treetops Signature course here in Gaylord, Michigan. For now here are a couple of highlights.
Black Forest Golf Club – Tom Doak Design
Treetops Signature Course
This is an automated post, set to publish around the time I’ll be teeing off today at Black Forest Golf Club in Gaylord, Michigan. Black Forest is a Tom Doak designed track which opened clear back in 1992. The course was one of the first Doak designs to feature the rugged and retro bunker styles which are now prevalent on most new designs and redesigns. I’m looking forward to playing the courses here as they remind me of my tree-lined home tracks.
Naturally I’ll be shooting a ton of photos which I’ll post in a new gallery following the round, as well was doing a review of the course later down the road. Stay tuned for both.
If time allows, I’ll also be playing the par-3 course here at Treetops, affectionately known as “Threetops.” Same applies with photos and comments.
6:06AM Salt Lake International Airport
My alarm was set for 4:15AM, but I woke up at 3:55AM. Must have been a little excited about the next leg of the HOG World Tour. Today I’m traveling to Gaylord, Michigan to stay at the famous Treetops Resort.
I’ll be in Michigan through Thursday to play and review the following:
- Treetops Resort
- Black Forest Golf Club, a Tom Doak design. Doak is one of my favorites golf course architects.
- Treetops, Treetops Smith Course
- Premier Course, a Tom Fazio design
- Black Lake Golf Club, a Rees Jones design owned by the UAW in Onaway, Michigan
- Ostego Golf Club Tribute Course, a Robbins/Koch design
I’m waiting to board my flight which first stops in Chicago for a couple of hours, then it is off to Traverse City, Michigan. From there to Treetops. I’ll be checking in when I get to Chicago.
Ostego Golf Club
Stay tuned here and to my two Twitter feeds @hoggolfblog and @thegolfspace as well as my Facebook page for live updates.
I had the opportunity to drop by Tuhaye Golf Club last week between my coverage of the USGA’s Amateur Publinks Championship. I drove a few miles from Midway, Utah to near another town called Kamas, to the club. I didn’t get to play (working on that) the course, but did manage to get some great shots as the sun was setting and the light was brilliant.
Tuhaye Golf Club – click for more images
I really dig snapping photos of golf courses. In fact, I thought of myself as a “golf course paparazzi” last week after visiting three very high end courses simply for photos and not golf… (more…)