A-Ga-Ming Resort Gets Better Each Year, Here's Our Story!
Facilities at A-Ga-Ming have steadily grown over the years since inception in the early 1970's. Starting as a nine-hole facility, it wasn't until 1986 that growth began when former owner, Bill Siebenthaller, and his close friend (1954 PGA Champion) Chick Harbert, pooled their talents to take the course to the next level. By re-routing the original nine-hole layout and adding nine more, they created a challenging golf course layout that boasted the most spectacular views in Northern Michigan. During this time, the original clubhouse was erected on one of the highest points of the property, offering unforgettable views of the golf course, Torch Lake, and the surrounding countryside.
Many things stayed the same for the next decade until the property was purchased by its current ownership, which brought newfound energy and enthusiasm to the club. Under careful stewardship of partners Larry Lavely and Mike Brown, A-Ga-Ming has experienced quantum leaps in conditioning and amenities, while providing a new level of personal attention that is a direct result of committed family ownership. Under their watch, guest lodging, real estate developments, and golf course improvements were prioritized, elevating the resort from a 2 ½ star to a 4 star status by Golf Digest.
Eventually, it became apparent that in order to continue to meet and exceed guest expectations, additional golf courses were needed. After two years of intensive effort, June 2005 marked the official opening of the Sundance golf course. An outstanding links style resort course, Sundance's inaugural year resulted in rave reviews and continues to receive accolades.
2012 brought another new member to the A-Ga-Ming family. A two-time host of the Michigan Amateur, Antrim Dells is only 10 exciting minutes away from A-Ga-Ming. A classic Northern Michigan course on the shores of Lake Michigan, Antrim Dells is a great test of golf for any player, while basking in some of the best scenery the area has to offer.
Years later, in 2017, A-Ga-Ming added one more magnificent course to its group. An amazing opportunity presented itself at Charlevoix Country Club and it soon became our fourth course! Charlevoix Country Club is a four-star, Jerry Matthews design with beautifully manicured bent grass fairways and a landscape conducive to an upscale golfing environment. Complete with a fitness center and pool, 2018 brought the addition of a restaurant back to this terrific location, named Shanahan's Pub.
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know what a great job your group does at A-GA-MING. Everybody in our group was quite happy with the accommodations and the golf. You really need to do something about the weather though! We would like to secure our reservations for next year also. Once again tell your staff GREAT JOB! Thanks!
- Jocko Zaski
We are just back from our weekend at A-GA-MING and wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time. I want to THANK YOU for all the help with the reservations and accommodations with the condominium. It is a beautiful area and we all enjoyed staying together in one place. Your staff was exceptionally helpful and very polite. It's not too often that women can go on a 'golf outing' and be treated with respect - which your staff did! We do plan on returning next year and I will be contacting you at that time. Again, thank you!
- Julie K