ABOUT LAKEWOOD SHORES
Lakewood Shores Golf Resort boasts a rich history dating back to the early 1900s when it was known as Serradella Farms, owned by innovative farmer Carl E. Schmidt. In the late 1960s, developers transformed the land into a golf community called Lakewood Shores, featuring homesites, a private golf course, and various amenities.
Entrepreneur Stan Aldridge purchased the struggling golf course and adjoining land in 1986 and began developing it into a golf resort in 1990 with the introduction of on-site lodging. Aiming to offer exceptional golf at an affordable price, Stan's son Kevin Aldridge designed and built The Gailes, a course inspired by Scotland's renowned seaside courses. In 1993, Golf Digest ranked The Gailes as the "#1 Best New Resort Course in the United States," setting the stage for the resort's future growth.
Lakewood Shores Resort continued to expand with additional lodging, The Wee Links pitch-and-putt course, and the opening of its third course, Blackshire, in 2001. Today, the resort remains committed to providing an unforgettable golf experience for its guests.
Golf Digest recognized The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort as "The Best New Resort Course in the United States" in 1993 and "The Number One Public and Resort Course in Michigan" in 1996. Designed to emulate Scotland's renowned seaside courses, The Gailes features large double greens, winding burns, and long fescue grasses, offering an authentic Scottish golf experience without leaving Michigan.
Blackshire, the resort's newest course, is designed to resemble the esteemed Pine Valley Country Club, showcasing rugged terrain with hardwoods, expansive sand waste areas, and undulating greens. The Serradella serves as a perfect complement to these championship courses, providing a classic parkland design with minimal hazards, wide fairways, and large greens adorned with stunning floral gardens.
Families can enjoy the Wee Links, an 18-hole pitch-and-putt course designed specifically for children and parents, featuring holes ranging from 30 to 100 yards. At Lakewood Shores Resort, guests can expect value, variety, and attentive, friendly service.
The resort also offers numerous family activities, including a private beach on Cedar Lake for swimming, jet skiing, canoeing, and fishing. Nearby attractions include the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron, horseback riding, and more, making it the perfect destination for relaxation and leisure.
At the heart of our success lies an unwavering dedication to excellence, driven by our team's collective love for golf and hospitality. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention, expert guidance, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere that keeps guests returning year after year.
GM & Director
A Michigan native from Three Rivers, Craig graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with a degree in Marketing and Management. During his time at Notre Dame, he was also a member of the Men's Golf Team. As a Class A-PGA Professional, Craig has served as General Manager and Director of Golf at Lakewood Shores Resort since 1988.
In 1988 Craig married his wife Tamara, and together they embarked on their long career at Lakewood Shores Resort. Starting with just one 18-hole course, The Serradella, they guided the resort's growth into one of Michigan's premier golf destinations. The resort now boasts three uniquely designed courses – the nationally recognized Gailes and Blackshire courses, the Serradella, and an 18-hole pitch-and-putt course, The Wee Links – the resort also offers 152 rooms and a full-service restaurant.
A Michigan native from Ortonville, Tamara attended the University of South Florida where she studied Communications. During her time there she was a member of the University of South Florida Women's Golf Team.
Tamara serves numerous roles at Lakewood Shores Golf Resort, including Assistant Director, Lodging & Restaurant Manager, and Pro Shop Manager.
Mrs. Peters, along with her husband Craig, established the Oscoda Area Schools Back Pack Program providing weekly meal support to 165-200 local students. In 2013, Tamara was awarded the MH Beacon of Light by the Food Bank Council of Michigan for her work with both the Back Pack Program and High School Pantry.
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7751 Cedar Lake Rd