Spirit of the North" The Chief Golf Course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Northern Michigan. Its dramatic shaping, bunkers and water hazards make it a challenge for its patrons. An 18-hole championship golf course, The Chief winds its way through wooded hills, with breathtaking sunset views over Lake Bellaire. Golf Digest awarded The Chief Golf Course a 4-star rating for best places to play in the 2008-2009 edition. The Chief, coined, The Spirit of the North, represents the perfect harmony between natural beauty and the game of golf. Carved through the rolling terrain of Northern Michigan, The Chief will overwhelm your senses with dramatic elevation changes and impeccable conditioning.