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Golf Resort Overview: Otsego Resort


Golf Resort Overview: Otsego Resort

An Interview With Cam Laug, Sports Center manager

By Brian Weis

The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Cam Laug who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at Otsego Resort.

Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
There are two courses at Otsego Resort. The front course (the Classic) is an old country club style. This course still has it's challenges, but can definitely still be a great time to play. The other course is called the Tribute and out in the hills of the Sturgeon Valley. The lay out is one of the best in Northern Michigan. It is a course that can bring challenges if you do not keep it in the fairways. The fairways are forgiving because they're much wider than usual. There are plenty of holes out there with great views. We also have a full driving range and two practice greens.

Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
Accommodations are based on double occupancy in the Blue Spruce Lodge and Tyrol Lodge which combined those two lodges have 52 rooms available. The Blue Spruce has queen rooms and king rooms available. The Loft has 8 double occupancy rooms and 8 quad occupancy rooms. Each Loft rooms have extra long twin size beds. We also have town houses, which are on a private rental program through Otsego Resort, that sleep eight people. In addition, we have the Hilltop Lodge which is considered our upgraded rooms. There are 8 rooms in the hilltop Lodge: 2 standard kings, 2 king suites and 4 queen rooms. These are the same idea and will be filled with double occupancy when booking with a golf package.

What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
We have a restaurant, Duck Blind Grille, in the main lodge which has a full menu. In the summer, the Duck Blind Grille offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu will consist of standard american foods, chicken sandwich, burgers, some salads. Also, always have elk burgers and excellent pastas.

Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
During the summer there is a pool, shuffle board, horseshoes, corn hole and driving range. Don't forget the gift shop in the main lodge.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
Play the Classic Friday afternoon at 3pm
Eat dinner at the Duck Blind Grille which is the restaurant on property followed by game night at the Logmark (21 and older bar on property).
Tribute tee time at 7:30am on Saturday
Lunch in the pro shop grille following the round
Fun two man scramble on the Classic following lunch.
Dinner at the Duck Blind Grille again, or they can go a half a mile downtown to any of the other local restaurants and breweries.
Wake up Sunday and play the Tribute
Check out depart home

*This is just an example.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
This ould be a great to do check list:
* Play the Classic Friday afternoon at 3pm
* Eat dinner at the Duck Blind which is the restaurant on property and game night in the Logmark.
* Tribute tee time at 7:30am on Saturday
* Lunch in the pro shop following the round
* Relax by the pool
* Play yard games
* Go for a little hike
* Visit the bars on property

What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
Big Buck Brewery (for example) other local stops and shops right downtown - great for any type of group.
Visit the Pigeon River Forest to look for wildlife including Elk, Deer, Bear, turkey.

How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
Call the front desk of the resort at 989-732-5181

Courses at Resort
Number of Course: Two
Number of Holes: 36

More Information
Otsego Resort
696 E M 32
GAYLORD, MI, 49735

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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