Otsego Club`s Tribute course a dramatic addition to northern Michigan golf

Released on = May 3, 2007, 11:31 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Otsego Club\'s Tribute in enters northern Michigan\'s first
rank. Course reviews at WorldGolf.com

Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker,
Staff Writer,
Golf Publisher Syndications

One of Northern Michigan\'s oldest golf resorts has gotten a new lease on life with
the addition of the Tribute course, a dramatic, roller-coaster 18 holes of golf that
returns the Otsego Club to Michigan golf\'s first rank.

GAYLORD, Mich. - One of northern Michigan\'s first resorts, the complex now known as
the Otsego Club, has long been a favorite getaway for harried urbanites from Detroit
and Chicago.

Opened in 1939 as Hidden Valley Resort a mile from downtown Gaylord, the club
perches atop a slope, offering skiing, 20-mile views down the Sturgeon Valley and
one of Michigan\'s most acclaimed restaurants, Pontresina.

There\'s also been golf here since 1955, but Otsego\'s Classic course is indeed the
product of a different era, a time before courses were built up mountainsides to
provide the most dramatic shots and scenery.

The Classic plays through 14 holes of gently rolling terrain to a good but not
spectacular final four. In the 21st century, it isn\'t the kind of golf course people
drive several hours to play.

Enter the Tribute. Built in 2002 by architect Rick Robbins and PGA Tour pro Gary
Koch, the new track has returned Otsego to the first rank of northern Michigan golf

The Tribute is big, bold and built on property completely unlike that of the
Classic, which plays just off Gaylord\'s main drag. (It\'s about a 10-minute cart ride
just to get from the clubhouse to Tribute\'s first tee.) Few of the 18 holes laid out
on 1,100 acres of mountainous, densely wooded terrain are parallel, and a handful of
them are jaw-dropping.

The first two holes, both par-4s, are solid but not much more. It\'s No. 3 that first
smacks you in the eyes, with one of Michigan\'s steepest downhill tee shots.

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May 2, 2007
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