Gaylord (population 3,730) bills itself as a “Golf Mecca,” a reference to the 24 courses within a 45-minute drive.
The centerpiece of this mecca is the Treetops Resort, owned by managing partner Rick Smith, swing guru to Phil Mickelson. Treetops has 81 holes; four championship courses plus the par-3 Threetops; along with two lodges, several chalets, meeting rooms and spa.
The resort is made up of two distinct properties, with one golf course, Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s Masterpiece, located near the property’s lodging, restaurants and spa that sit on top of a ski hill that ...
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