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How To Line Up a Golf Shot

After teaching countless golf lessons over the past 25 years, I find that the pre-swing fundamental that is most often misunderstood is alignment to your target. This misunderstanding frequently causes other issues in the golf swing that end up becoming bad habits. Sometimes, golfers are too smart for their own good and if we are… Read More

Treetops Resort’s Guide to Buying New Golf Clubs

There’s never been a better time to consider buying new golf clubs. Manufacturers are producing golf club shafts, grips, and other components that are incredibly technologically advanced. There’s no question that golf clubs produced today are far superior to equipment that’s more than three or four years old. Here’s what you should know about today’s… Read More

Trevino Back to Celebrate the Shot Heard Round the World

The date was July 30, 2001.  It was a Monday and George W. Bush was our President.  Americans were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child and American Pie 2 was being watched by millions in theaters across the country. In Gaylord Michigan, Golf Legends Paul Azinger, Raymond Floyd, Phil Mickelson and Lee Trevino descended upon… Read More

Golf Exercises

By Steve ScheuermannPGA Director of Instruction, Treetops Resort Do you remember the promises that you made to yourself and your golfing friends at the end of last season? That you were going to play more golf in 2021, and take golf lessons to improve your game? Well, 2021 is here, and although the golf season… Read More

Reinvestment Continues at Treetops

Reinvestment continues at Treetops with over a half million dollars in upgrades to be completed in 2021 As the PACE project at Treetops roars on, additional reinvestment is taking place around the property to improve the look, feel and efficiency of the resort and improve our overall guest experience. Projects already completed or in the… Read More

Team Building Activities

With many saying remote work is here to stay, it’s never been more challenging – and important – to find ways to keep virtual teams connected. If you’re struggling to come up with fresh ideas, you’re in the right place. The Treetops crew has always made employee satisfaction and team-building top priorities. We have compiled… Read More

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June 13, 2022

How To Line Up a Golf Shot

After teaching countless golf lessons over the past 25 years, I find that the pre-swing fundamental that is most often misunderstood is alignment to your target. This misunderstanding frequently causes other issues in the golf swing that end up becoming bad habits. Sometimes, golfers are too smart for their own good and if we are… Read More

September 10, 2021

Treetops Resort’s Guide to Buying New Golf Clubs

There’s never been a better time to consider buying new golf clubs. Manufacturers are producing golf club shafts, grips, and other components that are incredibly technologically advanced. There’s no question that golf clubs produced today are far superior to equipment that’s more than three or four years old. Here’s what you should know about today’s… Read More

June 2, 2021

Trevino Back to Celebrate the Shot Heard Round the World

The date was July 30, 2001.  It was a Monday and George W. Bush was our President.  Americans were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child and American Pie 2 was being watched by millions in theaters across the country. In Gaylord Michigan, Golf Legends Paul Azinger, Raymond Floyd, Phil Mickelson and Lee Trevino descended upon… Read More

May 26, 2021

Golf Exercises

By Steve ScheuermannPGA Director of Instruction, Treetops Resort Do you remember the promises that you made to yourself and your golfing friends at the end of last season? That you were going to play more golf in 2021, and take golf lessons to improve your game? Well, 2021 is here, and although the golf season… Read More

May 15, 2021

Reinvestment Continues at Treetops

Reinvestment continues at Treetops with over a half million dollars in upgrades to be completed in 2021 As the PACE project at Treetops roars on, additional reinvestment is taking place around the property to improve the look, feel and efficiency of the resort and improve our overall guest experience. Projects already completed or in the… Read More

May 5, 2021

Team Building Activities

With many saying remote work is here to stay, it’s never been more challenging – and important – to find ways to keep virtual teams connected. If you’re struggling to come up with fresh ideas, you’re in the right place. The Treetops crew has always made employee satisfaction and team-building top priorities. We have compiled… Read More

May 1, 2021

Treetops investing millions to help you enjoy your stay

Treetops investing millions to help you enjoy your stay at Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort Treetops has broken ground on several projects that will result in a noticeable difference to guests visiting the resort this year.  By securing a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Loan Treetops has embarked on several projects that will improve energy efficiency,… Read More

April 23, 2021

Proper Golf Stance

Why is set up so important? If you set up incorrectly, you are most likely going to make a poor motion in your golf swing. We first make sure we are holding the club properly. When we hold the golf club, we must make sure it is held in the fingers and the thumbs are… Read More

March 29, 2021

Where Can I Go for a Spa Day?

2020 was quite the year. Human touch was one of the first things to be taken away by the new virus. With the Treetops Spa closed for three months, we worked hard to find the best way to safely re-open as soon as possible. A year later, we have record numbers of people enjoying spa… Read More

March 19, 2021

Are Golf Lessons Worth It?

Yes, They Are Absolutely Priceless! By Steve Scheuermann, PGA Director of Instruction Golf lessons are definitely worth taking. Whether you are playing golf for a social event such as a corporate golf outing or a golf league, joining friends or family members for a regular round of golf, or playing competitively, golf lessons are absolutely… Read More

March 11, 2021

Event Planning Tips

Event planning is an exciting undertaking that can also be overwhelming. But when the end result is a room full of smiling faces, it makes the long hours, lack of sleep, and – sometimes – tears all seem worth it. You may feel anxious about all the things that need to be done, or you… Read More

February 15, 2021

Snowshoeing vs. Cross Country Skiing

For a Nordic skier or snowshoer, the breathtaking sights; the silence of nature’s winter paradise; and the fresh, invigorating air all seem enhanced by the crisp, shushing sounds of skis gliding on freshly groomed snow or the rhythmic sound of snowshoes crunching with every sure-footed step. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing both stimulate our minds, bodies,… Read More

January 25, 2021

Learn to Snowboard

Let’s start by getting the COVID-19 subject out of the way. If you “ride by the rules,” snowboarding is one activity that the virus cannot take away. The rules are simple: face masks + hand washing + distancing. If you’ve been thinking about trying to learn to snowboard, this winter is the perfect time to… Read More

January 14, 2021

Winter Family Vacations

It certainly has been a tumultuous year – one that not many of us could have seen coming. It’s likely that in the past 10 months, you and your kids have missed out on something. At Treetops, we feel like there’s no better time to make some family memories than this winter. Our whole team… Read More

December 9, 2020

Indoor Golf at Treetops Resort

Interest in the great game of golf has surged in 2020, due in part to the game’s ability to socially distance. But your golf season doesn’t have to come to an end just because there might be snow on the ground. At Treetops, we have a state-of-the-art Foresight Indoor Golf Simulator that allows you to… Read More

November 25, 2020

How to Fix a Slice

by Kevin McKinley, PGA Assistant General Manager As an instructor in the golf industry for over 20 years, it’s safe to say that I think I’ve seen it all. Students often think they are alone when it comes to their particular swing flaw, but I quickly reassure them, they certainly are not. Many golfers refer… Read More

August 20, 2020

What is a Handicap…and How Do You Calculate It?

In golf, players of different skill levels can compete against each other fairly using the United States Golf Association (USGA) handicap system. Handicaps, officially called the Handicap Index by the USGA, are used to level the playing field for golfers of different skill levels. How Does Golf Handicap Work? Five Things to Know The USGA… Read More

July 20, 2020

How To Grip a Golf Club – Golf’s Most Underrated Key

Gripping a golf club seems like it would be simple, straightforward, and not all that hard to do. Unfortunately, like most things in golf, there is much more than meets the eye. Golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Harry Vardon, and Tiger Woods have attributed much of their professional success to their grips. Keep reading to learn… Read More

April 30, 2020

Treetops Hires New Director of Golf

Treetops Resort is excited to welcome to our team, PGA Professional, Steve Scheuermann. Steve Scheuermann is very well known in West Michigan golf, having been the PGA Head Golf Professional and General Manager at private, semi-private, daily fee, and resort golf facilities since 1985. Steve is also a 36-year Life Member of the PGA of… Read More

March 24, 2020

Improve Your Golf Game with At Home Putting Practice

These days, unfortunately, many of us have a lot more time on our hands and are stuck indoors. This doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your golf game while practicing social distancing. One of the skills I look at with players that really separates elite level golfers and amateurs is the ability to hit the… Read More

February 27, 2020

How to Hit a Golf Ball Further

One of my favorite instructional experiences that we provide at Treetops Resort is without a doubt the Ladies Golf School. These schools are a very fun 3-day learning experience where we have groups of anywhere from 4-20 ladies and provide instruction related to full swing, short game, physical conditioning, and course management. One of the… Read More

January 27, 2020

Club Fitting: What You Need to Know

By Joe Charles, Treetops Resort Director of Golf Academy and Instruction This is the time of year that many club manufacturers release new equipment. The PGA Tour season has begun and for some parts of the country, spring is around the corner. Most importantly the Masters tournament is quickly approaching, which I refer to as… Read More

January 21, 2020

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Snowshoeing Lets You Go Where Skis Fear to Tread! Hike Through Majestic Northern Michigan on a Guided Snowshoe Hike at Treetops Resort Explore the trails by hiking through forests, and woodland trails that weave through towering pines and hardwoods. At Treetops, choose between going on your own or opt for a guided snowshoe hike with… Read More

December 13, 2019

Winter Worthy Vacation Packages

‘FAM JAM’ AT TREETOPS RESORT Michigan’s Most Spectacular Family Winter Playground Treetops Resort is ushering in a new season of winter white and is excited to offer winter vacation packages filled with outdoor and indoor activities for days of family fun. Here at Treetops Resort we pride ourselves in creating a fun-filled environment where families… Read More

November 15, 2019

Quiet Lower Body for Improved Putting

Improve Putting with Quiet Lower Body By Joe Charles, Treetops Resort Director of Golf Academy and Instruction One of the necessary physical attributes that is critical for a good putting stroke is the ability to disassociate the upper and lower body. What this ability allows you to do is keep your head and lower body… Read More

October 18, 2019

Stay With Treetops for Your Northern Michigan Wine Tour

Michigan wine tasting tours offer a great opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty and flavors of the region. If you’re not acquainted with Michigan wines, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Many have no idea that such diverse and delicious world-class wines are being created right here in our pleasant peninsula. When Is a Good Time… Read More

October 3, 2019

Farm to Fork

Culinary Adventure Series Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort is most always known for its collection of five premier golf courses, but this upcoming Fall season the Treetops culinary team is celebrating Michigan’s bounty of fresh ingredients with its Farm 2 Fork Dinner Adventures. There are three autumn dinners to choose from. The 2019 Treetops Culinary Adventure… Read More

July 23, 2019

Roberts Dream 2019

This year in the United States an estimated 1,735,350 people will discover they have cancer – that’s approximately 4,750 per day. Treetops Resort gives back to these courageous men and women each year through Robert’s Dream. You have an opportunity to recognize someone you love who is currently battling cancer by nominating them to win… Read More

April 1, 2019

How to Build a Simple Golf Practice Station

Director of Instruction Joe Charles heads up the Treetops Golf Academy, a Golf Channel Academy and offers a simple how-to on setting up a practice station. I have the distinct pleasure of having the location of my office on the Jones Masterpiece Driving Range at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. This gives me the ability… Read More

March 26, 2019

Winners Circle

We love to give stuff away at Treetops! For the past several winters, we’ve offered the Treetops Emoji Scavenger Hunt for all kids young and old to enjoy a little thread of adventure during their winter getaway. Lodging guests checking in with children are handed the first of 6 rubber bracelets, and told to be… Read More

February 21, 2019

The Importance of Club Fitting

Have you wondered whether club fitting is important? One trend that I have noticed in the last 10-15 years in the golf business is less people buying clubs off the rack and more getting custom fitted.  A misconception that many people have is that it costs more to have “custom” clubs which is not true…. Read More

January 21, 2019

Visiting Northern Michigan

Sweet! How exciting that you’re thinking of heading our way. While we’re getting some information together for you to review, we thought you might enjoy a little more browsing. About Gaylord, Michigan So easy to hop on and off the I-75 corridor, Gaylord is easy to get to from all points. The convenience of our… Read More

October 30, 2018

Treetops Unleashes an All New Skiable Feast this Season

Eat, Drink, Ski, Repeat Northern Michigan’s Winter Playground is busy preparing for the upcoming winter season -working on new trails, new stations, and a new menu for the 6th season of Skiable Feast. This gourmet winter adventure combines cross country skiing and snowshoeing with a true foodie experience in the way of trail-side stations to eat,… Read More

September 24, 2018

Ambidextrous Aces

Lori Boettler got her first hole in one in California on May 28, 2003 playing right handed with a Pro-V1 ball. A Golf Channel announcer made a casual comment to her about swinging both left and right handed, so she asked him if he knew of any female ever getting a hole in one both… Read More

September 6, 2018

Treetops Restaurant News

The entire team at Treetops Resort is thrilled to announce we have hired Scott Rutter as our new Food & Beverage Director. Scott hails from Colorado bringing the resort 30 years of industry experience from some of the finest luxury hotels, restaurants, and resorts in the country, including the acclaimed St. Regis Resort in Aspen,… Read More

August 13, 2018

Hit Us with Your Best Shot

Golfers spend countless hours outside in some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable – especially at Treetops! With world-class cameras in almost every guest’s pocket, Treetops Resort is challenging visitors to share the memorable views by entering their photo contest. Here’s the challenge…submit a photo take anywhere on the best golf courses in Michigan during… Read More

July 22, 2018

Robert’s Dream

This year in the United States an estimated 1,735,350 people will discover they have cancer – that’s approximately 4,750 per day. Treetops Resort gives back to these courageous men and women each year through Robert’s Dream. You have an opportunity to recognize someone you love who is currently battling cancer by nominating them to win… Read More

June 5, 2018

Meaning of Spa

When you look up the word spa in the dictionary you will find many different meanings of the word: A mineral spring considered to have health-giving properties. A commercial establishment offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment and massage. A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water is… Read More

May 29, 2018

Planning a Great Event-Tips from the Pros

As Michigan’s Most Spectacular Resort, we’ve planned a few events in our day. Some awesome ones too, if we do say so ourselves. From insider to insider, we wanted to share some tips from our pros so you’re ready for whatever event planning throws at you. Set Event Objectives Have you ever been planning an… Read More

May 16, 2018

From the Hotel Manager’s Desk

Having basically grown up in the hospitality industry, I’ve seen a lot of interesting things. Although I can’t say strange requests surprise me anymore, I certainly have a few that stand out from the crowd. The following stories certainly stick out in my memory as some of the most bizarre requests received at the front… Read More

May 1, 2018

You’re engaged! Now what?

The Wedding Planning Process Advice by Cassy Wood, Wedding Coordinator at Treetops Resort Approximately ten minutes after getting engaged, people will ask you, “When is the big day?” To which, you will want to reply, “Back off Aunt Susan, I still have to get my ring sized!” I’m kidding of course, but it really will… Read More

April 23, 2018

Dear Diary…

Dear Diary,       1/31/18: 10 inches of snow for the month, can’t wait until April…going to be an early spring! 2/28/18: 18 inches of snow but it has warmed up so the snow has melted off of most of the golf courses. Man the courses look good, March is right around the corner and so are… Read More

February 21, 2018

Have You Seen our New Look?

The Treetops team has been busy behind the scenes with finishing up the renovation, and we are pleased to tell you 2018 is going to rock! If you’ve been following our progress, then you know that over the past 14 months, we’ve made a lot of improvements for you. The biggest and most requested was… Read More

January 4, 2018

Game Changers – Controlling Trajectory

The Importance of Controlling Trajectory If you want to control your distance with iron shots there are two things that you need to do. The first and most obvious thing is you have to make consistent center face contact. The next thing you have to do is control the trajectory of your shots. I’d like… Read More

December 1, 2017

Game Changers – Takeaway

One of the most important aspects to a good solid golf swing is the proper takeaway. Now there is more than one way to take the club back, however there are some important things to take into consideration especially if you are trying to change your ball flight. Most high-handicap golfers tend to hit high… Read More

November 15, 2017

What’s New @ #TreetopsMich?

There are so many fun new things going on! Don’t know where to even begin – but here’s just few: New Theme Weekends with all kinds of themed fun & games 80’s Weekend 1/5/18-1/7/18 Tropical Weekend 1/19/18-1/21/18 Mardi Gras Weekend 2/9/18-2/11/18 Disney Themed Weekend 2/23/18-1/25/18 Expanded Christmas Week & Holiday Weekend Activities New Kid’s Movie… Read More

October 23, 2017

Northern Chapter PGA Awards

Congratulations to Mark Hogan, PGA who was voted the Northern Chapter PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Facilities.  This is a huge feat especially in northern Michigan where most of the resort facilities reside.   Mark will be the first to say that this award is certainly a team effort but much credit for this… Read More

October 13, 2017

How’s the Renovation Going?

Things are moving right along with all the exciting changes and updates. Both the Treetops Lodge and the Treetops Inn will have a fresh new look the next time you see them, including exterior trim, balconies and doors. The new look offers a pop of color while maintaining a natural look, fitting into the landscape… Read More

September 8, 2017

Our Progress Update

“The refurbished room was lovely; bed and linens wonderful.” We promised to keep you in the loop on our renovation news…Crews are working through the construction punch list on the rooms this month, and yes – that includes shelves in the shower for your shampoo. There’s new landscaping at the Treetops Lodge, along with new… Read More

August 29, 2017

How to Properly Repair a Ball Mark [Infographic]

In general, golf is a fairly simple game. Get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. However, as simple as it is, there are many rules, including the rules of etiquette. When everyone practices golf etiquette it makes the game much better for everyone. Without etiquette the game would move slower… Read More

August 21, 2017

The Patriot Pro-am

The Patriot Pro-am is an event on the schedule of the Northern Michigan Chapter of the PGA of America. Proceeds from entry fees benefit the Camp Grayling Family Readiness Group. Professionals from all over northern Michigan compete and bring along 3 amateur players. This year 24 teams took part which was a 75% increase over… Read More

August 15, 2017

Renovation – What’s Next?

Now that the room portion of the renovation is complete, the crew is working through the punch list of detail items such as shower shelves for shampoo and soap, drywall, grout and paint touch-ups and minor carpeting adjustments. On deck is the hallways for both the Treetops Lodge and the Treetops Inn, with a target… Read More

June 28, 2017

New & Improved Treetops Inn Rooms

Trip Advisor Review: “Stayed at Treetops again. And have to tell you the newly renovated rooms are awesome. They seem to be in the finishing stages of a remodel and it looks great. Rooms were comfortable. All new furnishings and bathrooms. Golfing was spectacular as usual. Good job Treetops.” Treetops Resort General Manager, Barry Owens,… Read More

June 19, 2017

Treetops Renovation Update

In renovation news, “the Lodge rooms are moving right along,” said Director of Rooms, James Vanderveer. The upper level of the Treetops Lodge will be completed by June 23, with the final wing of the main level to follow. The completion date is set for July 28, 2017. The last of the furniture shipments are… Read More

May 23, 2017

Treetops Renovation Update – May 23rd, 2017

We are happy to announce that 100% of all guest rooms in the Treetops Inn were completed last Friday, May 19th and the projected opening date of the brand new pool area at Treetops Inn is June 1st. The Treetops Lodge renovations are in full swing with spectacular new carpet, paint, wallpaper, and bathrooms so… Read More

May 3, 2017

New Bathrooms, New Door Locks

Check out the beautiful new bathrooms in the Lodge rooms at Treetops Resort! Spacious tiled showers with a step-around glass wall and new fixtures mark a wonderful upgrade for your Michigan Golf Vacation. The new hotel room door locks are installed as well, and we’ve done a major upgrade to a keyless electronic RFID system…. Read More

April 21, 2017

New & Spectacular is on the Way!

April 21, 2017 – Renovation Progress Update The Treetops Renovation Project is progressing on schedule. This week marked the first overnight hotel guests in the new and improved Inn Rooms, which is 60% complete, and a total room completion date of May 4th.  Both roof renovations will be finished before the end of the month,… Read More

April 7, 2017

Out with the Old, In with the New

“Today is going to feel like Christmas,” said Director of Room James Vanderveer. In an email to the entire staff at Treetops Resort late yesterday, Vanderveer recruited able bodies to greet the truck this morning, as the first of many furniture deliveries began to arrive for the Treetops Resort Renovation. Dozens of staff members showed… Read More

March 24, 2017

Treetops Renovation News

Until we have some photos of a finished room, we can show you a few updates of what’s going on and what progress has been made with Treetops $4.5 million renovation. This Gaylord hotel is movin’ on up! Work is being done strategically in sections. The north wing of the Inn is near completion and… Read More

March 7, 2017

Treetops Resort Renovation Update

This is such an exciting week! We are full steam ahead on the Inn, with the Lodge to follow. Trucks full of all sorts of wares, from wallpaper to furniture, are pulling in daily as we get closer to unveiling a spectacular finished product! Treetops Resort has always been a leader in Michigan Meeting and… Read More

January 25, 2017

Mock-Up Room

We are entering an exciting phase of our renovation project – the Mock-Up Room. This week the furniture is arriving and the team is creating a sample room in the Inn. By this time next week, we will see what the Inn rooms will look like, make any necessary changes, and then begin on the… Read More

January 4, 2017

Embark on a Gourmet Winter Adventure

The Treetops Culinary Adventure Series all began with this winter gem and 2017 marks our 4th season of the Skiable Feast. We’ve coined it a Gourmet Winter Adventure because it’s the perfect combination of a little exercise, gourmet food, craft beer, and Michigan wine. As you meander through the sprawling beauty of Treetops Resort, it’s easy to forget you are just… Read More

December 20, 2016

Treetops New Interiors

Last week was the beginning of the fun part of any renovation, if a little overwhelming. We chose everything from furniture to fixtures, floor coverings, linens, draperies and so much more. The textures and color palettes fit at Treetops perfectly Choices, Choices, Choices… The Lodge and the Inn will have distinctly different palettes, and both fit right… Read More