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Indoor Golf Traverse City

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. 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

Golf Academy

Keep your game in shape year-round with indoor private instruction and hit balls from our heated bays or play some of your favorite courses on one of our golf simulators.

Superspeed Golf Training

SuperSpeed golf uses the concept of OverSpeed training to increase club speed, and consequently, distance. All it takes is 20 minutes 3 days a week for 6 weeks. For every mile per hour you increase your club speed you gain 3 yards. The average superspeed golf students gains 15 years!

The Golf Academy is open Tuesday- Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm. To register for private instruction or make reservations for simulators and hitting bays, email [email protected] or call 231-534-6550.

Simulator and Practice Time Rates

Simulator for 1 Hour: $40

Hit the range or play a course on our two GC2 Simulators.

Bear Member Season Pass: $199

Unlimited use of Foresight simulator and 50% off the Sky Track simulator

Simulator for 2 Hours: $70

Hit the range or play a course on our two GC2 Simulators.

Public Season Pass: $249

Unlimited use of Foresight simulator and 50% off the Sky Track simulator.

Practice or Play - Public for 1/2 hour: $12

Work on your swing and ball contact by hitting balls from our heated bays.

Junior or Bear Member - Practice for 1/2 Hour: $10

Work on your swing and ball contact by hitting balls from our heated bays.

Dave Pelz Scoring Game School

Golfers at Pelz

The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School returns to our Golf Academy in 2022! 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

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

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 Short Game School

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

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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Golf Professionals

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


  • $125 per hour, Director of Instruction - Mark Hill, PGA
  • $125 per hour, Lead Instructor - Randy Ernst
  • $100 per hour, Lead Instructor - Tyler Jablonski, PGA
  • 9 and 18 hole playing lessons are also available. call 231-534-6550.

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.

2023 Junior Golf Program

Starting Date: June 20, 2023, Finish Date: July 27, 2023. Cost: $225 per student. No classes July 4 or 6. 


2023 Junior Golf Brochure

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


Join us for a comprehensive three day golf school that covers all areas of the game, from full swing to short game, and putting. There will be on course instruction as well as playing strategy. Come learn to play and improve your golf game in a fun, no pressure atmosphere! Contact the Golf Academy at 231-534-6550 or [email protected] to sign up. Click below to learn more. 

Ladies Three-Day Golf School Information

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