Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Masterpiece Course – Hole #6


Northern Michigan’s Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, is home to 81 holes of championship golf and features five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio, and Rick Smith. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf.

The Masterpiece Course was Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s final design in Michigan and is truly a masterpiece. In his own words, Jones claimed it his crowning glory. The course is located at the headwaters of the Pigeon River and takes full advantage of natural valleys, ravines and broad plains. The signature sixth hole features a 120’ vertical drop and a panoramic view of the Pigeon River Valley.

The Premier Course is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect Tom Fazio, making the most of the rolling terrain and striking the perfect balance between challenge and forgiveness. When asked to name a signature hole, Fazio replied, “All of them!”

The Signature Course was shaped by Rick Smith, renowned architect and golf instructor. The course unfolds into high upland and features undulating greens and wide, forgiving fairways. Signature has been rated a Top 50 Course for Women.

The Tradition Course is Rick Smith’s walking course which pays homage to golf’s origin, and is well named as it features traditional wooden pins and pennant flags. The links-style layout takes advantage of high ridges and hilltops, providing some sloping while still being walkable. Holes one through nine wrap back around to the starter house, allowing for nine-hole play.

Treetops Resort has one of the world’s best par three courses. Rick Smith’s par three layout, Threetops, has received national recognition since it opened, consistently ranked as the #1 par three course in America. It’s the perfect setting for your most spectacular emergency nine ever!

Need more golf? Check out the Resort’s 9-hole putting course, The Himalayas! The course may be reserved for groups of 8 or more (for an additional fee). It is free if not reserved for a group. Click here for more information: The Himalayas.

Treetops Resort features 238 guest rooms, including standard and deluxe hotel rooms and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Nearly every room takes advantage of our majestic setting and offers sweeping vistas of ski hills, golf courses, pristine woods or wetlands.

The Resort also provides a wealth of other activities, such as golf lessons, fly fishing, tennis, horseback riding, spa services, rafting & tubing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Prices for lodging and golf are dynamic, subject to change based on availability. Please contact Seaside Golf Vacations to get a quote that will provide you with a great golfing experience and save you money!

Phone: 1-843-281-9347

Rick Smith Tradition Course at Treetops Resort