Enjoy Our Winter Wonderland

Winter turns into a magical season at Garland as Michigan’s best golf resort is transformed into a wonderland of beauty, grace and charm. With more than 20 KM of well groomed deep woods trails, Garland proves once again that it is more than just a great golf resort.

Beginning just after Christmas and lasting weekends & holidays through February, we also offer access to the state snowmobile trail network, ice skating, sledding and of course fantastic cross-country skiing. In addition our culinary team puts on special events throughout the winter. If the weather won’t let you experience Michigan’s finest golf courses, at least we have some great winter alternatives!

To view our day by day activities calendar please click here

Sleigh Rides At Garland

Enjoy an enchanting sleigh ride, pulled by these gentle giants.  Bundle up with blankets and hot cocoa for your sleigh ride through our 3000 acres where you may get a chance to see wild game such as deer, elk, and turkey.   Enjoy the winter peacefulness and tranquility you can only experience at Garland.

Saturdays select weekends this winter for $10 per person. Hot Cocoa available prior to departure. Reservations required so call 989-786-2211 for details and to book your seat.  

Nordic Nibble & Nosh!

Glide the beautiful groomed trails, enjoy signature cocktails and culinary delights, all while enjoying the scenic beauty of the pristine north woods.  This winter each weekend will feature a special theme to add to the fun. Pick your favorite or try them all!

Adults $75 Includes activities, drinks, and 5 food stations. Members $49 & Hotel Guests $10 off adult rate; kids pricing available.

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 Cross-Country Skiing

Enjoy Northern Michigan’s pristine winter beauty as you take advantage of over 20 kilometers of perfectly groomed trails. Garland is the perfect setting to enjoy being outside in the wilderness during those long winter months.

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Trail Pass Fee: $10 per person per day

Ski Rentals Available: $15 per person per day

Fish Camp

Enjoy the beauty of nature in winter at Fish Camp! Cross Country ski to camp or take our tractor pulled wagon. More than fishing, camp is a roaring bonfire, a piping hot pot of chili or soup, ice fishing for trout, and yes, winter golf, all with music playing! Our superintendent makes a putting green on the ice complete with green dye. Take your best shot at putting on ice. Have you ever bowled on ice? Our one lane ice bowl is done with a regulation bowling ball and pins! We even play badminton on ice. This is both an adult and family friendly environment.  We’ve thought of everything- even a restroom!

Adult beverages are available for purchase along with coffee and hot chocolate!

Adults $30, kids $20, and lodging guests receive $5 off


Some people can’t imagine living through a Mid­west winter. Frankly, we can’t imagine that line of thinking! Here at Garland Resort, we embrace winter! If you’re “one of us,” we have the place for you to enjoy your favorite winter activity – snowmobiling!

For a lot of our winter guests, it’s “check in” then immediately “check out” the snowmobile trails. That’s why they’re here and that’s why we’re here!

The Michigan state system of top-notch trails offer pristine northern beauty wrapped in a blanket of snow. Garland connects to hundreds of miles of groomed state and county wilder­ness trails, ranked among the finest in Michigan.




*Note onsite snowmobile rentals are not available but snowmobiles can be rented offsite