OTSEGO CLUB THE CLASSIC COURSE (800-752-5510)
Michigan Golf Course Review
The Classic Course is the resort course at Otsego Club in Gaylord, which also is home to one of Northern Michigan's top layouts - The Tribute. is
designed over 1,000 acres that wind through the spectacular Sturgeon River Valley, while the Classic plays up and down ski slopes. The courses are
complimented by a well stocked pro shop and practice facilities that include a grass range and putting greens.
The resort features over 100 rooms plus condominium and rental units that are situated on property. There is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi plus a variety
of dining options. For more info on the resort, visit our page for the Otsego Club with direct link to their website by clicking here.
The Classic Club features a variety of golf holes - some playing to wide open spaces with scattered pines and mounding, while others are tightly tree lined
and quite rolling. Other than the opening hole, there is not much elevation change from tee to green on the front side. Holes 10 through 12 are also quite
open, while numbers 13 through 18 play up and down along wooded fairways, climaxing in a tee shot off a ski hill on the par four 18th.
Throughout the design, players will encounter small to medium size greens that often slope from back to front. Water comes into play on just one hole -
the long par three 15th. 48 soft sand bunkers can be found along the landing zones off the tee or greenside. There are a few doglegs - but generally,
what you see from the tee is what you get. Most of the holes play straight forward, making this a good experience for resort golfers and high handicappers.
There are 3 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 6348 yard/121 slope, 6109 yrds/119 slope and 5623 yards with a slope of 113
from the forward tees. On course yardage markers are located on all sprinkler heads, and 150 stakes are posted on all but the short par fours. Color
coded flags indicate front, middle and back pin locations.
For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.