The Jewel is the only golf course in the world requiring a horse-drawn carriage ride from the front nine to the back. Toss in the fact it must be accessed by ferry, and it's a perfect example of a course off the beaten cart path. I stumbled across The Jewel while attending a writers conference on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The front nine (or Grand Nine) was built in 1901, three years after island residents lobbied state legislators to ban automobiles. That ban remains today, though golf ...
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Golf resorts come in all sizes and styles. If you visit enough, you realize it's hard to bring everything together coherently. Either they have too many amenities and are spread out, or they simply don't offer enough of what you're looking for. Some are just plain stuffy, while others don't grasp the concept of customer service. It's refreshing to find a place that has it all. Garland Resort in northern Michigan is one such place. Garland is remote, with the nearest town being ...
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     Dreaming of a vacation home on a golf course?  How about a forever home a short walk to the first tee?  For 15 years, I have helped golfers find their perfect home on the course.  If you would like some recommendations that match your preferences for a golf home, please click here, fill out our Golf Home Questionnaire, and I will get back to you in a few days with some ideas.  By the way, it’s free.
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