The Signature

3962 Wilkinson Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735

course overview

After several years of gleaning knowledge from the world’s best golf course architects and using his own experience playing and walking the world’s finest golf courses, Rick Smith decided to get into the business of building golf courses. One year after the Fazio Premier opened at Treetops, the Rick Smith Signature opened. In 1993 The Signature land plot caught Tom Fazio’s eye, but Rick had other plans for it proving to know exactly where to put tee and green sites. Smith’s research included an extended stay in Scotland and Ireland studying the game’s greatest courses such as Lahinch, Ballybunion and Royal County Down. Not much land was moved to build Rick’s first 18 holes as the   glacial hills of Otsego County gave him exactly what he needed to create the resort’s most popular golf course. Don’t let the scorecard fool you. This spectacular design defends par extremely well despite its shortish 6653 length. Be sure to get a little green reading advice prior to teeing it up and make sure to take some time and enjoy the views!
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Year Built: 1993Architect: Rick Smith

services offered

  • Bag Attendant
  • Ranger
  • Golf Lessons
  • Professional Services – Tournament and Event Administration, Score Board, Cart Placards & Rules
  • On Course F & B Services
  • Gas Carts
  • Golf Shop Hours and Merchandise offered
  • North Driving Range – about 60 stations
  • Dress Code: Men – collared shirts with sleeves and slacks; Ladies – golf apparel, no halter tops or bathing suits