Golf Academy

The Golf Academy is our year-round, 2,000-square-foot facility 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 our Winter Golf Center, offering lessons, clinics, practice sessions, and play on our golf simulator. We are pleased to present two outstanding options for golf instruction at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa: the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School and the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa PGA professionals. 

The Golf Academy Hosts:

  • Corporate clinics
  • Team builds
  • Ladies-only clinics
  • Junior camps and clinics
  • Golf Academy memberships

 

Dave Pelz Scoring Game School

 

Golfers at PelzThe Dave Pelz Scoring Game School returns to our Golf Academy in 2019! The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School applies a practical, scientific approach to golf instruction, honed through years of research and providing golf lessons to many of the game’s top professionals.

Pelz Golf Institute research has proven that golfers lose almost 80 percent of their shots to par inside of 100 yards from the hole. To that end, their school curriculum focuses strictly on what Dave Pelz defines as “The Scoring Game,” a combination of the short game (distance wedges, pitching, chipping, sand play) and putting, which comprise 60 to 65 percent of the total number of shots played per round. From three-foot putts to full wedge and long bunker shots, at this truly unique golf school you’ll learn to properly execute shots from any scoring position. Pelz’s staff instructors are highly-trained teaching professionals, and the low student/teacher ratio allows instructors to concentrate solely on their students and students on their instruction in the short game.

3-Day Scoring Game School
2019 Dates: June 28-30, July 5-7, July 11-13, July 25-27, August 2-3, August 8-10, September 13-15, September 20-22, and September 26-28

This is the premier golf instruction program offered by Pelz Golf and includes three full days of putting, chipping, pitching, wedge and sand play instruction. It is designed to help golfers improve skills that affect their scores. 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio
 
2-Day Short Game School
2019 Dates: July 19-20,

The 2-Day Short Game School focuses on the wedge (no putting instruction). Learn the mechanics of solid, short game shots plus essential skills from 100 yards and in. 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio.
 
1-Day Scoring Game Clinic
2019 Dates: June 26, July 2, 9, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31, August 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, September 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 25

The 1-Day Scoring Game Clinic includes six hours on the basics of the short game and putting. You'll leave understanding the key shots you need to begin in your path to better scoring. It is taught by the same Pelz instructors who teach the 3-Day and 2-Day golf schools. 6-to-1 Student-to-teacher ratio

For pricing or to enroll, visit:

pelz.com

 


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Golf Professionals

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is proud to have renowned PGA professionals operating out of the Clubhouse. Get to know our instructors here, and read on for more information about programs and instruction. 

GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA GOLF PROFESSIONALS Private Instruction

  • $125 per hour, Director of Instruction - Mark Hill, PGA
  • $125 per hour, Lead Instructor - Mike Alpers, PGA
  • $125 per hour, Lead Instructor - Randy Ernst, PGA

SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a series of five (5) hours of private instruction for the price of four (4) hours. To register for private instruction or for questions, email [email protected] or call 231-534-6550.

Callaway Club Fittings are also available by the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Golf professional staff.

Grand Traverse REsort and Spa Ladies Golf Clinics

We’re excited to bring back our Ladies Golf Clinics every Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m. this summer! Each week, our pro staff will focus on different skills specific to women. $40 per week for Resort guests. To register or for questions, email [email protected] or call 231-534-6550.

Grand Traverse REsort and Spa Junior Golf Program

Our Junior Golf Program is dedicated teaching the game of golf and its values to younger players. The 2019 Junior Golf instruction sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 25 and ending August 6. (Note: there is no class July 2 and 4.) $175 per student. Class size is limited to the first 10 students signed up in each age group.

  • Little Linksters (ages 5-8): 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Junior Golfers (ages 9-17): 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Advanced Class (various ages): 7:30 p.m.

VIEW JUNIOR GOLF PDF

To register or for questions, email [email protected] or call 231-534-6550.

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Upcoming Events

October 5
Big Hole Golf Tournament


October 21
Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament


Slingshot and Summer Fun Rentals


Fall Spa Deals


June 26 Through September 26
Dave Pelz Golf School


December 31
New Year's Eve


NovaLash September Special


Locals Appreciation Month


September 27-29, 2019
SOLD OUT - Bowers Harbor VIP Wine and Spa Weekend


Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour at Spa Grand Traverse


November 9
The Great Beerd Run


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