The Lake Effect
Published: April 2009
At these waterside resorts, summer means cool views and quality golf
THE PLACE Coeur d'Alene Resort Coeur d'Alene
THE DEAL Golf and Spa Package: overnight accommodations; one round of golf; one spa credit for services of your choice. Recommended for golfers with nongolfing spouses.
THE GOLF Sparkling Lake Coeur d'Alene is the backdrop for this Rocky Mountain resort. Along with the drama of the famous floating-green par-three fourteenth hole, the European-style spa offers fabulous views of the lake.
THE PRICE* $538$698 per night, through September.
THE PLACE Inn at Bay Harbor Bay Harbor
THE DEAL Truly Unlimited Golf Package: lodging at the Inn at Bay Harbor; unlimited golf on seven area courses, including Boyne Highlands and Crooked Tree. Bay Harbor is available for a $44$89 surcharge.
THE GOLF There's tons of golf in the Traverse City area, and Arthur Hills's Bay Harbor, with twenty-seven holes on a high bluff, leads the way. For sailors, the yacht club and marina at Bay Harbor make it one of the premier Great Lakes ports.
THE PRICE* From $288 per person, per night through September. Lower rates at other Boyne properties in the area are also available.
CONTACT innatbayharbor.com 800-462-6963
THE PLACE Madden's on Gull Lake Brainerd
THE DEAL Classic Deluxe Package: golf on Madden's Pine Beach East or West courses as well as rounds on the Classic course; three nights lodging with daily breakfast.
THE GOLF The Classic at Madden's is one of the top-ranked resort layouts in the Midwest. In the land of 10,000 lakes, the resort also stands out for its excellent waterskiing school and walleye fishing on Gull Lake.
THE PRICE* $567 per person through August 19; $499 from August 20 through September 23. Shorter stays available.
THE PLACE Lodge of Four Seasons Lake Ozark
THE DEAL Players Package: three days of unlimited golf on the Witch's Cove or Seasons Ridge courses; two nights accommodations at the Lodge of Four Seasons.
THE GOLF Two eighteens from Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Ken Kavanaugh are complemented by the nine-hole, kid-friendly Short Game course. After golf, enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks by pontoon boat or speedy waverunner.
THE PRICE* From $560; available throughout 2006.
THE PLACE Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown
THE DEAL Leatherstocking Golf Package: standard guest- room lodging; unlimited golf with complimentary range balls and cart; discount pro shop coupon; daily breakfast and dinner.
THE GOLF The Leatherstocking, a 1909 Devereux Emmet design, is quirky and full of challenges. On the island tee of the eighteenth hole, the course juts into Lake Otsego—the Glimmerglass of Fenimore Cooper's tales.
THE PRICE* $276 per person per night through October 8. Two-night minimum.
THE PLACE Running Y Ranch Klamath Falls
THE DEAL Par Four Package: four nights lodging in a standard room; four days unlimited golf with cart on the Running Y's Arnold Palmerdesigned course.
THE GOLF The Running Y golf course, which tracks through
wetlands and mature pine forests, sports awesome views of the Cascades and Upper Klamath Lake. There's also a great putting course for contests with the whole family.
THE PRICE* $916, available through October 15. Suite upgrades and shorter packages also available.
THE PLACE The American Club Kohler
THE DEAL To Dye Four Package: three nights lodging; one round per day on the Straits, Irish, River and Meadow Valleys courses; half-hour private golf lesson; discount services at the Kohler Waters Spa.
THE GOLF Here's a terrific way to see all the Pete Dye golf this resort has to offer. Hard by Lake Michigan, the walking-only Straits course, which recently snapped up two more PGA Championships as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup, is a must-play.
THE PRICE* From $2,595. Available seven days a week through October 8.
THE PLACE Delta Rocky Crest Resort MacTier
THE DEAL Golf Package: suite accommodations; one round per day on either Rocky Crest, the Lake Joseph Club or the Mark O'Meara course at Grandview Resort. All are open only to Delta guests.
THE GOLF Thomas McBroom's Rocky Crest plays through a charmed landscape of pine forests, glacial boulders and pristine lakes. This small-scale resort (only sixty-five rooms) is perfect for a laid-back family getaway.
THE PRICE* From $119 per person per night, based on a group of four.