Text: Greg Johnson
Fall golf packages are lined up and start as of the week of Aug. 26, 2019 for Garland Lodge & Golf Resort in Lewiston, Michigan.
Meadows, lakes, streams, hardwoods, and pines that rise to the sky, come alive with fall colors in the secluded northern Michigan setting featuring four golf courses—Fountains, Monarch, Swampfire, and Reflections—amid nearly 3,000 acres of wilderness.
The One Night Stay Golf Package kicks if off at about $99 per night on weekdays starting Aug. 26, 2019 until the courses close and winter arrives. The package comprises a night’s stay, a breakfast voucher, a round of golf with cart, and the use of the driving range to warm up for the round.
The Unlimited Fall Getaway starts as low as $95 per person per night and it includes unlimited golf from the arrival day through the departure day on the Reflections, Monarch, and Swampfire courses based on availability. Accommodations are available in Garland’s spectacular Log Lodge and the golf comes with unlimited range use, golf carts, and taxes and fees are included.
The unlimited special was made available as of Aug. 25, 2019 and will run through Oct. 19, 2019 with a $95 starting rate available starting on Sept. 29, 2019. There are some restrictions on the tee times based on availability.
Finally, there is a $199 Closer Special, which is a two-night stay golf package with three rounds and breakfast. It is available through October 2019 as the season winds to a close.
Garland Lodge & Golf Resort’s golf championship courses offer its own experience, from unique combinations of pars to pairing classic and innovative features.
The Fountains is the premier course at the resort—and features fountains as advertised. Water hazards highlight the rolling layout over great terrain. It was the fourth of the four courses at the resort, all designed by previous owner Ron Otto, and has been ranked as one of Michigan’s top course to play by Golf Advisor.
Fountains also incorporates some of the original nine holes that launched the resort and plays to 6,800 yards with six par-3s, six par-4s and six par-5s to increase the changes for birdies, eagles, and even hole-in-ones. The top-level players will want to take this course on during their visit. It’s perhaps the most challenging of the four, and yet the multiple tee positions make it available to all to play.
The Monarch, Swampfire, and Reflections all match their names in actual ways. The mix of holes and the mix of nature is amazing on each. It’s hard to find two holes that appear to look the same among the 72 at the resort, and along the way bald eagles nest and fly about, as well as hawks and wild turkey. Deer dash across fairways too, and the experience of golf at Garland in the fall is part nature hike, part color tour and part golf.