A tree-lined green on the Fazio Premier golf course with the sun rising in the distance.

When we invited legendary course designer Tom Fazio to visit the property, he couldn’t resist playing a role in developing Treetops Resort’s golf courses. The Fazio Premier opened in 1992 and maintains a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest. To this day, Premier is the only Fazio-designed golf course in the state of Michigan.

Playing the Fazio Premier Golf Course at Treetops

The Fazio Premier is a player-friendly course with wide-open fairways and just a single water hazard. Premier features less undulation than Masterpiece or Signature, although you will still find plenty of challenging breaks on the greens. Despite several dogleg turns, this is still considered a very playable course for golfers of all skill levels.

Premier Pro Tip: The fairways often rescue shots that are not far off line by careening them back to the center.

Premier is located at Treetops North, which is a 10-minute ride from the main resort.

Premier Reviews

“Able to golf one of the 5 courses at Treetops while on vacation. The Premier course is one of our favorites to golf when we go to Gaylord, Michigan’s Golf Mecca. The Premier is very challenging with elevation changes, fairways that you have to hit precisely to set up for the shot to the green. We recommend golfing all courses if you are able.”

- Jim N.

“Every course is immaculate. Personal favorite was Tom Fazio’s Premier. Hotel was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a better golfing weekend with the boys.”

- Austin W.

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