I golfed here with friends a few summers ago and loved it. Last year, my wife and I took our daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandkids for a winter get-a-way. We could not believe how children friendly it was, especially for skiing. They had a lot of people working there that would teach them to ski (and snowboard). The parents could go off and adult ski, and we watched in amazement how many adults from the resort would stop and check on the 6-11 yr old grandkids while on the slopes. We could meet them at the bottom of hill in the River Cabin where they could get warm next to a huge fireplace, and we could get them food (and adult beverages for us). Fine dining with a wonderful wine list, well lit trails at night with warm-up fires on the way to the bar, it was FIRST RATE all the way. Just amazed at all the indoor and outdoor activities they had for a family to enjoy in a safe environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine the hand-hewn beams of the main lodge as you warm up by the roaring fire! The 20 mile vista of the Sturgeon River Valley sprawls out to the north. The sun is shining. It's a perfect day for skiing. The kids grab their friends and their snowboards. Mom and Dad ski to the River Cabin to meet the kids for lunch. It's a full day of skiing followed by a full evening of entertainment. A great day. A great life. This is the essence of the Otsego Club.Short lift lines, combined with advanced snowmaking capabilities, a Professional Ski Instructor Association (P.S.I.A.) ski school, a nationally-recognized "all member" ski patrol, an unparalleled ski safety record, renowned children's program, Dan Webster's Ski Shop with ski and snowboard rentals, on-site bed and breakfast-style accommodations and condominium and log cabin vacation rentals, the award-winning cuisine of one of the finest restaurants in Northern Michigan, all give Otsego Club an appealing, quality atmosphere.Since 1939, a tradition of families spending time together.The Otsego Club also offers a golf experience comprised of two uniquely-challenging PGA championship courses - The Classic, and The Tribute, designed by Rick Robbins and PGA Tour Professional, Gary Koch. Each course offers scenic beauty in the form of woodlands, water and wildlife.THE TRIBUTE - OUR MASTERPIECE!Designed by Rick Robbins and PGA Tour Professional, Gary Koch. It is a Tribute to the game of golf, the Gaylord Golf Mecca Community and the unrivaled natural beauty surrounding it. Winding through 1,100 acres of northern Michigan's majestic Sturgeon River Valley, The Tribute offers stunning vistas and an array of challenge for all levels of play. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Otsego Club, Hotel Gaylord
- Otsego Hotel Gaylord