Autumn is the perfect time to tee off Up North—the days are cool and lovely, the trees are turning, and there are discounts aplenty to be had at area courses and hotels.

For the ultimate getaway deal, head to the Gaylord area for the Gaylord Golf Mecca free golf weekend, October 16-18. Just call to book a stay at one of the participating hotels, and you score a free round at one of 10 Golf Mecca courses. For more information and a list of participating hotels and courses, visit

Can’t wait `til October? Here are three other deals we’re loving right now:


The two-night golf package at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa includes unlimited play at any of the resort’s three courses (Spruce Run, The Bear and The Wolverine), breakfast each morning, range balls and a 45-minute golf clinic. Midweek $328 per person; weekend $343 per person. Traverse City;


The "Fall Frenzy" golf package, which kicks off September 25, features unlimited golf the entire length of your stay at the resort. From $119 per person per night. Gaylord;


Sign up for the September-October golf package at Shanty and score one night’s lodging, one day of unlimited golf on any of the resort’s four courses, golf balls and golf cart usage, and a $10 food voucher, all starting at $94 per person per night. Bellaire;

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