Scott Hebert Winner of the Chicago Open and Four-Time Winner of the Michigan PGA Championship

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


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  • 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 Professionals

Head Golf Professional Scott Hebert

“When players come here for golf, they experience world-class golf” says Scott Hebert, Head Golf Professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. He should know - the 2008 PGA Professional National Champion and six-time Michigan Open Champion has had the luxury of playing all over the world. And has he played! Hebert is winner of the Chicago Open and seven-time winner of the Michigan PGA Professional Championship. While playing on the NGA Tour in 1999, he won the San Antonio Championship and the Tunic Championship. He is also a member of the players council for TaylorMade Adidas golf.

Hebert’s ability and experience as lead instructor at the VIP Golf Academy in Florida and Assistant Professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa provided a natural segue for him to take over as Head Golf Professional at the Resort. With Hebert and the key golf staff at the Resort, you’ll get expert instruction no matter your level of play. From members to guests, from beginners to advanced, the team is happy to accommodate anyone looking to improve their golf game.

And the options are awesome. Players can benefit from just a short lesson with Scott or with our Lead Instructor. Players can get really serious with our state-of-the-art computerized video analysis combined with the precision of the GC2 Smart Camera Technology by Foresight Sports. Choose to attend a group clinic or a one, two or three-day golf school at the Golf Academy.

Resort Golf Professionals

  • Randall Ernst, PGA

    Lead Instructor Randall started his professional golf career in 1980 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, where he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional through 1983 and moved on to other opportunities.  In 1996 he became a card carrying member of the PGA of America.  He returned to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa as a Lead Instructor at the Resort’s Golf Academy in 2013.
  • Mark Hill, PGA

    Lead Instructor Mark, a PGA Professional for over 30 years, also has experience as a former Northern Michigan golf course owner.  During his playing career, he competed in the PGA Tour’s Buick Open and still competes annually in Michigan PGA events. Mark has worked with several renowned teachers of the game including Dave Pelz, Rick Smith, Ken Venturi and Gene Sarazen.  He teaches all aspects of golf and specializes in the short game.
  • Shane Hollandsworth, PGA

    Lead Instructor Shane, a PGA Professional since 1999, plays tournament golf and has taught in South Florida and Northern Michigan. He learned the game at an early age and uses his drive to become a better golfer to help his students achieve their potential. Shane’s teaching philosophy revolves around communication, motivation, physical ability, and goals.

If you are interested in golf instruction, 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.

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