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Address: 696 M-32 East Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49734
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A golf & ski resort located in Northern Michigan in operation since...

A golf & ski resort located in Northern Michigan in operation since 1939. Award winning golf & dining and the best skiing and snowboarding anywhere!! Come check out our beautiful slopes and 36 holes of Championship Golf!

Founded in 1939, Otsego Club & Resort has been a prominent fixture in northern Michigan and is the oldest continuously operating private ski club in America. The resort features meticulously groomed, family friendly ski hills, 36-holes of championship golf lead by the Tribute course, which meanders in and around the Sturgeon River Valley, and the parkland style Classic course. In addition, the resort offers a variety of lodging rooms, suites, and condominiums. There are more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space, romantic wedding spaces and the award-winning Duck Blind Grille, a multi-year winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

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Worried about the Tribute and Classic?

Every year we come with a group of guys to the Otsego Club. Started to notice some short comings last year with the courses. This year yikes. We are paying a high rate for not... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Duane P
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Every year we come with a group of guys to the Otsego Club. Started to notice some short comings last year with the courses. This year yikes. We are paying a high rate for not such good conditions. The Tribute views are still there but the greens were unplayable in many locations on them. Plugged areas, 1' x 1' square... More 

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Thank Duane P
Liesel R, Manager at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Tribute golf course. With respect to the Tribute, the greens have design issues which in a normal year were evident, but not as bad. This year, the drought and extreme heat exacerbated these issues. We reached out to the lead designer of the course to get suggestions. Our Superintendent is testing his suggestions... More 

Michigan
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My group always looks forward to playing The Tribute. The views, the quality of the course, one of our favorites. This time was different. I know it has been dry, but for the price they charge, our group expected more. Lots of burnt areas in fairways, around the greens really bad (#4), and that is just not typical of this... More 

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Thank JD1984
Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tribute. We are sorry that the course did not meet your expectations. Yes, the extremely dry weather has brought to light some design issues which need correcting, fortunately these issues do not affect the play-ability of the course. We have discussed this with the course architect and have found and purchased... More 

South Haven, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite stops on our annual trip to the area. We hadn't played there the last two years and we couldn't wait to get there. Started off with the old pro shop being closed and moved into a smaller location. Guy behind counter appeared very confused about the voucher we had from our vacation... More 

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Thank BigStricky84
Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Otsego Club & Resort/Tribute Golf Course. We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us was such a disappointment. This is not the standard of service that we strive to achieve. We apologize for the wait in being taken care of upon your arrival. We have a new person... More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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216 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Really looked forward to golfing at the Otsego Club and the Tribute course. First, I want to say that the course itself compares to some of the Treetops courses. So the course, views, and difficulty were great. The 5 hours it took to play 18 not so fun. The problems started when we waited about 30 minutes after our scheduled... More 

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Thank Jim N
Liesel R, Digital Media Manager at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to to write a review of your say at our property. It is because of reviews like yours that we can maintain and in some cases improve the services and standards at our resort. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay and would like to extend the opportunity... More 

Harrison Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had a wonderful weekend here with our children! We definitely plan on making this an annual trip! Great place!

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Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Otsego Club & Resort! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you are already planning your next stay. If you are interested in joining us more often, contact us for membership information at lkates@otsegoclub.com. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Lovely views on the Tribute golf course. Some tough holes for female golfers. Tricky greens. Wide fairways. Round took about 5 hours midweek. Really bad placement of port-a-johns, so ladies keep imbibing of liquids to a minimum. I would give the course a higher rating, but after paying $65 for a round, I was expecting much better bathroom facilities out... More 

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Thank LukasDog
Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Otsego Club & Resort, or more appropriately, the Tribute golf course. We are disappointed that we were not able to meet your expectations during your trip. We will definitely address your comments in regards to the bathrooms facilities on the Tribute course. Thank you for your comments and hopefully next time, we will... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Private ski resort in winter, golf club in the summer. Unique for golf. Motif is more ski than golf. Tribute and Classic courses share a pro shop and clubhouse. Greeted warmly by young lady organizing bags with golf carts. We played the Tribute. Cannot walk this course by the way. Drive cart 5 minutes from the smallish pro shop to... More 

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Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Otsego Club & Resort. We couldn't be happier that we were able to provide you with such a "wonderful surprise"!!! We hope that you will be able to join us again soon and that this trip will be even better than the last. Thanks again! More 

Oxford, Michigan
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Just completed a 5 night stay with my wife and 2 kids. First off, must say how nice the condo was. Stayed in 646 in Founders Village and it was just outstanding. Beds were very comfortable, great full sized kitchen and beautiful view of the fairway. Place was clean and modern. Kudos to the owner who has maintained it very... More 

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Thank JHallOxford
Liesel R, Social Media Coordinator at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Otsego Club & Resort. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we got someone out to you on the course! Hope you will be able to stay with us again soon. Thanks again! More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

The privately run winter ski resort is a gem. It is the perfect place for family's that love to ski and appreciate world class amenities. I am convinced that this is the only place in Michigan that gives parents the comfort of knowing that their children are always safe here skiing on their own. My kids were skiing by themselves... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

A very interesting course. Greens were difficult but that is OK. Some great vistas! It was a long round, but very enjoyable. Staff were very pleasant and helpful to us. A tip for golfers! At the bag drop, there were buckets of water and signs suggesting that golfers dip their towels in the water. That is good advice. There should... More 

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2 Thank Tom2216
Mark H, Manager at Otsego Club, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. We are in the planning process of going through our property and establishing areas where additional signage is needed to better assist our guests. I appreciate your comments because that is an area that I really didn't think of especially from 16 green to 17 tee on The Tribute. Glad you had a... More 

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