Golf Academy

Grand Traverse Golf Academy is a year-round, 2,000 square-foot facility featuring three heated, indoor-outdoor hitting bays equipped with mirrors, motion-capture technology for swing analysis, and Callaway Club fitting.

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.

Grand Traverse Golf Academy Offerings Include:V1 Golf

  • Private Instruction
  • On Course Instruction
  • Public Clinics
  • Corporate Clinics
  • Team Builds
  • Ladies-Only 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 [email protected].

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

Golf Academy Hours of Operation

Spring hours by appointment only, please call 231-534-6550.

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

  • $125 per hour, Director of Instruction - Mark Hill, PGA
  • $110 per hour, Lead Instructor - Randy Ernst, PGA
  • $75 per hour, Lead Instructor - Rachel Jurik

Series of 5 hours for the price of 4 hours

Ladies Golf Clinics

Thursdays at 10:00am at the Golf Academy.

Weekly cost: $40 for guests.

We’re excited to bring back our Thursday Golf Clinics this summer! Each week we will focus on different aspects of the game. The clinics will be headed by Rachel Jurik, our new Assistant Golf Pro, and run in collaboration with Golf Academy staff.

This is an incredible opportunity to work closely with our dedicated staff, and to improve your game in a fun and encouraging environment. We look forward to working with you! Sign up in the Pro Shop or by calling 231-534-6000.

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.

Contact the Golf Academy at 231-534-6550 or email [email protected]


Golf Simulator

Missing the sunny summer links? Try our Golf Simulator.

½ hour $25
1 hour $40
2 hours $70

Indoor Golf Junior Golf Program Golf Academy Overview

Dave Pelz Scoring Game School

GolfersThe Dave Pelz Scoring Game School will return to our Golf Academy in 2018. 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, our golf school curriculum focuses strictly on what Dave 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 Schools

2018 Dates: June 29-July1, July 6-8, July 12-14, July 26-28, August 9-11

This is the premier golf instruction program offered by Pelz Golf and it includes 3 full days of putting, chipping, pitching, wedge and sand play instruction. It is designed to help golfers improve skills that affect their scores.
Course features:
Video analysis of your progress
4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio
2-Day Short Game Schools

2018 Dates: July 20-21

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.
Course features:
Video analysis and practice with feedback.
4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio.
1-Day Scoring Game Clinic

2018 Dates: July 3,10, 18, 19, 24. August 7, 15, 16, 17, 18. September 5, 6, 7, 8.

The 1-Day Scoring Game Clinic includes 6 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.
Course features:
6-to-1 Student-to-teacher ratio

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