Autumn is a glorious time to play golf in Traverse City! Our 16 championship golf courses, sculpted by the massive glaciers that covered this region 8,000 years ago, were given their finishing touches by some of the country's leading architects -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Matthews, Tom Weiskopf and Gary Player. But their real crowning glory comes with the arrival of fall, when the air gets cool and the scenery becomes dazzling.
Each autumn an amazing transformation takes place in this region, as the wooded hills and bluffs and islands burst into sheets of flaming scarlet, orange and gold -- made even more dramatic because they’re set against the deep indigo blue of the region's many lakes. For golfers, it's like having a free floor show during your game!