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Hitting the links this summer in Northern Michigan? Here are all of the updates you’ll want to know! From new golf technology at Boyne Highlands Golf Course to upcoming tournaments, here’s what’s happening on local golf courses from Traverse City to Bellaire and beyond.

Golf is in full swing for the season and things aren’t expected to slow down any time soon. This summer is projected to be a busy one for Northern Michigan golf courses with many outings and events making a return for 2021. The diversity of play and wide range of golf courses has made the Up North region increasingly popular.

Here are updates from courses across the North to help you plan your Northern Michigan golfing trip. From course acquisitions to new technology, here’s everything you need to know before grabbing your clubs.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Golf Course Updates

Home to The Bear, The Wolverine and Spruce Run, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is the perfect place for a full weekend of golfing and relaxation. For 2021, they will be hosting The Michigan Open for the 28th time from June 14 to 17 along with other outings like the annual Heroes Cup Golf Invitational charity golf tournament on August 27 and 28. Additionally, they will be hosting multiple outings for Traverse City’s famous Cherry Festival.

View all the upcoming summer golf events at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

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Shanty Creek Resort Golf Course Acquisition

For 2021 the biggest news to come out of Shanty Creek Resort is the acquisition of Hawk’s Eye Golf Club in Bellaire. This purchase means Shanty Creek is now among the top 10 largest golf resorts in the United States, making it an even more popular destination for summer.

Learn more about the acquisition of Hawk’s Eye here or visit the Shanty Creek golf website to see what is happening at the golf courses this summer.

Mountain Ridge & Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain

From June 28 to 30 Crystal Mountain will be hosting The Michigan PGA Women’s Open Tournament at their Mountain Ridge Course. In addition to professional events, they also are hosting family golf scrambles and the Crystal Mountain Scholarship Invitational.

View the full golf events calendar for Mountain Ridge and Betsie Valley.

Crystal Mountain Golf Course

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Boyne Highlands Golf Course Updates

New for 2021, the TrackMan Range has opened at Boyne. This 30-bay range enables golfers of all skill levels to practice distance control, shot-shaping and more. Boyne is the first Northern Michigan resort to add this new technology and they are inviting you out all summer long to try this new golf entertainment experience to make practice more fun.

Learn more about the TrackMan range and upcoming golf events at Boyne on their official website.

Manitou Passage Golf Club Updates for Summer

From a pristine course with scenic views to barbacoa street tacos at Arnie’s Grill, spending the day at Manitou Passage Golf Club is an absolute must for your Northern Michigan adventure. View our recent story to learn how you can spend a full day enjoying all the amenities at Manitou Passage Golf Course and The Homestead.

View the full story here: Manitou Passage Golf Club Near Sleeping Bear Dunes is a Must

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T.A.C.K.L.E Golf Outing

Otsego Resort | Gaylord | July 7, 2021

Join in on the T.A.C.K.L.E. golf outing at Otsego Resort to support the comfort and care of Otsego County residents who have cancer. Funds raised will go towards transportation costs and care of local patients to and from treatments and more.