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Golf at 
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Exceptional golf courses complemented by the natural beauty of Michigan's Lower Peninsula make Grand Traverse Resort and Spa a premier destination for golfers seeking a first-class experience.

Thanks to three great designers, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa boasts a colorful palette of courses, each offering varying levels of challenge. Those courses include The Bear, The Wolverine, and Spruce Run.

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Through the years, publications like Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Links Magazine have recognized Grand Traverse Resort and Spa as one of the Midwest's finest golf experiences. 

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The Bear
The Bear
The Bear

The Bear

Welcome to The Bear, every bit the animal it was when Jack Nicklaus first unleashed the course on June 17, 1985. Celebrated as one of the toughest 18 holes in Michigan, The Bear was ranked as the 18th toughest course in America, according to Golf Digest.

The Wolverine
The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Gary Player’s first signature course in the state of Michigan is designed to take full advantage of the Resort’s richly diverse environment. The design’s flexibility, versatility, and playability with four sets of tees allows the course to be set up to accommodate golfers of all abilities.

Spruce Run

Spruce Run

Spruce Run, the Resort’s original resort course, began as a nine-hole Acme Public Golf Course and was expanded to 18 holes in the 1970s. The course was redesigned as a 6,741-yard par-72 course in 1979 by former University of Michigan Golf Coach William Newcomb and renamed The Resort Course.

Award Winning Golf Experience

  • Three championship courses to choose from: The Bear, The Wolverine, and Spruce Run
  • One centralized Clubhouse provides a convenient start to any course
  • Expansive putting green and driving range
  • The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School on-site
  • Private and on-course instruction at The Golf Academy
  • Golf Pro Shop featuring the latest in golf apparel and gear
  • The Grille restaurant featuring lunch and dinner and outdoor seating overlooking #18 on The Bear
  • Golf groups of all sizes are always welcome
  • Corporate golf team building and activities
  • Golf memberships available

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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.

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Winter Golf

Traverse City’s golf courses may be closed, but that does not mean our golf game stops! Click below to learn more about the variety of golf options we offer during the winter months.

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The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse features a fleet of 215 golf cars with canopies, windshields, club and ball washers, and USB charging ports; 120 electric, 95 gasoline. Golf club rental is available.

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Shop our Online Pro Shop

Visit our online pro shop where we are able to offer a robust selection of golf apparel, bags, and accessories from leading brands! With a variety of styles, colors, fits and sizes, you're sure to find the perfect Resort golf gear for your next outing.

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Golf Groups Golf Leagues

With three golf courses and an experienced staff, we take pride in hosting successful golf groups and golf outings. Every aspect of your experience at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, from tee times to lodging, is handled by our team.

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For more information, contact:

Cara Goss

Cara assists conference groups already booked at the Resort as well as community organizations and social groups.
Tel: 231-534-6168
Email: [email protected]

Joann Hanafi

Joann assists groups of 12 or more specifically looking for golf and/or spa packages that include lodging.
Tel: 231-534-6178
Email: [email protected]

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Spend Memorial Day weekend in Traverse City with special events and deals at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

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Summer Activities

Make the most of your summer in northern Michigan with a variety of activities for both families and adults at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. 

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Spring Spa Specials

Spring Spa Specials

Head to Spa Grand Traverse for a rejuvenating lineup of spring services and packages.

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Barefoot Podcast

The official lifestyle podcast of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

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