Popular resort features exceptional golf and contributes to the local community
TREETOPS VILLAGE, Mich. (Nov. 11, 2005) — Treetops Resort, located in the heart of the Pigeon River Valley in Northern Michigan, has been honored as the 2006 "Golf Course of the Year" by the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA).
The Course of the Year Award honors a member meeting four criteria: exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community and significant contribution to the game.
Treetops Resort offers 81 holes of golf that cater to all skill levels. Its courses include the Jones Masterpiece, the Fazio Premier, the Smith Signature, the Tradition and the par-three Threetops. It also offers exceptional golf instruction with the Rick Smith Golf Academy, the popular Ladies Golf School and a number of junior clinics.
Treetops Resort has also raised a considerable amount of money for local charities through its annual Pepsi Charity Fall Invitational and the new Jerry Smith Invitational. In addition to local charities, these tournaments benefited the American Red Cross/Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
"To be recognized by our peers in the state with arguably the greatest golf in the country is very humbling," said Rick Smith, owner and managing partner of Treetops. "We take a great deal of pride in making sure that our golf product is the best that it can be and that it appeals to all demographics of golfers – from scratch golfers to high handicappers, to young kids, seniors, and women, Treetops works very hard at creating an atmosphere which is fun and non-intimidating."
Scott Head, director of golf, added: "Our golf schools have introduced many women and kids to the game of golf, which is something that will surely benefit the future of our industry. We are very proud to be included on the list with other great facilities and operators that have been bestowed this honor in the past."
Treetops also brought national media attention to Michigan by hosting the Par-3 Shootout, televised on ESPN, for the past seven years and the first season of the popular "The Big Break" television show on the Golf Channel in 2003.
As a full-service four-season resort, Treetops also offers 23 downhill ski runs, an expanded tubing and terrain park, Michigan’s largest snowboard half-pipe and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Treetops also has three restaurants, a spa and fitness center, a child development center and several retail shops.
Treetops offers 240 guest rooms, newly remodeled suites and hospitality rooms, and two- and three-bedroom condominiums, and exciting new real-estate opportunities. A 10,000 square foot convention center and other meeting rooms are available for banquets and conferences.
For more information, visit www.treetops.com or call (989) 732-6711.
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