Premiere Golf Lessons in Michigan at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


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  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

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Winter Activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Indoor Water Playground
  • Winter Microbrew Festival
  • Indoor Golf

Spring Activities

  • Sunday Brunch in Aerie Restaurant
  • Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo
  • Spring Sip 'n Savor Wine Event
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Old Mission Blossom Days Wine Event
  • Traverse City Shopping Spree
  • Self-Guided Foodie Tour
  • Dennos Museum Center
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Gaming at Turtle Creek Casino

Summer Activities

  • Swimming at the Beach Club
  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  • Watersport Rentals at the Beach Club
  • 54-Holes of Championship Golf
  • Ice cream at Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Summer Microbrew Festival
  • Fishing
  • National Cherry Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival

Fall Activities

  • Scenic Fall Golf
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
  • Fall Tennis
  • Bike the TART Trail
  • Take a Spa-cation
  • Microbrew Tour
  • Group Wine Tour
  • Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race
  • Fall Color Tour
  • Sunset Dining in Aerie

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Golf Academy & Winter Instruction

Grand Traverse Golf Academy is a year-round, 2,000 square foot facilty featuring three heated, indoor-outdoor hitting bays equipped with mirrors and motion-capture technology for swing analysis. During the winter months, the Academy serves as the Winter Golf Center offering lessons, open clinics, practice sessions and indoor league play on the GC2-powered Golf Simulator by Foresight Sports.


  • Private Instruction
  • Practice Sessions
  • 1, 2 and 3-Day Golf Schools
  • Public Clinics
  • Corporate Clinics
  • Team Builds
  • Ladies-Only Schools and Clinics
  • Junior Camps and Clinics
  • Golf Academy Memberships

For more information, call the Golf Academy at 231-534-6550 or toll free at 800-236-1577 ext. 6550. You can also send an email to golfacademy@gtresort.com.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Golf Academy
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610

Golf Academy Hours of Operation

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Practice time rates

$10 per 1/2 hour
$20 per hour
(1/2 your time is hitting into a net & 1/2 your time outside)
Monthly & Season Passes available

Private Instruction

$110 per hour, Lead Instructor - Randal Ernst, PGA
$110 per hour, Lead Instructor - Shane Hollandsworth, PGA
$110 per hour, Lead Instructor - Mark Hill, PGA

Series of 5 hours for the price of 4 hours

$75 per hour, Assistant Professional - Dan Bowerman
Series of 5 hours for the price of 4 hours

Junior Golf Instruction

There are two ways to learn at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s Golf Academy. Our 12 session Junior Golf Program or our weekly Junior Clinic.

Junior Golf Program

The Junior Golf Program at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s Golf Academy is dedicated bringing the game of golf and its values to its young students.
The Junior Golf Program is divided into two divisions.  Little Linksters are golfers from age five to eight and Junior Golfers, age nine to fifteen. The instruction sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 16 and finishing July 30. (No class July 4th through the 11th)

The program times are as follows:
Little Linksters (ages 5-8)  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Junior Golfers (age 9-17)  5:15pm - 6:15pm
Advanced Class 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The fee for the program is $175 for 12 sessions.  Class size is limited to the first 10 children signed up in each age group.  That’s 12 hours of instruction encompassing short game, full swing, course strategies and video of each juniors golf swing.  

To register contact the Golf Academy at 231-534-6550 or email golfacademy@gtresort.com

Weekly Junior Clinic

The Golf Academy Instructors Randall Ernst, Shane Hollandsworth and Mark Hill will be hosting Junior Clinics at 10:00am each Saturday throughout the spring and summer months.

$25.00 per junior for 1 hour of instruction.

To register contact the Golf Academy at 231-534-6550 or email golfacademy@gtresort.com




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