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There is always something to celebrate on the golf course! Join us all year long for great golf events and deals from fun filled events to Tuff events designed to challenge even the best golfers.

Michigan Open Logo on the Bear 104th Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship

June 14-17, 2021

We invite you to come out and watch the 104th Turtle Creek Michigan Open Championship and see golf history in the making!
Dates and Details for Spectators:
The tournament begins Monday, June 14, and ends Thursday, June 17.
The tournament is open for public viewing at no charge.
Spectators should follow standard golf course etiquette and dress codes.
Results for the tournament will be posted here as scores are available.

Tournament Details
The Championship is a 72-hole stroke play event open to all male golfers who are Michigan residents or any Michigan Section Member in good standing having been employed for no less than 60 days at a recognized golf facility prior to the Championship.
The starting field will consist of 156 exempt and qualified contestants. The field will be cut to the low 70 and ties after second round play for the remaining 36 holes.
A tie for first place will be decided by a sudden death playoff immediately following the completion of the final round.
Purse payout is for those who return a 72-hole score.
2020 Purse payout was over $115,000.

For more information on registration and eligibility, visit the Michigan Open Championship’s website.


The success of the Michigan Open is largely due to the volunteers who help make the event run smoothly. Volunteers help provide services such as live tournament scoring, leaderboards, shuttle driving, spotting, score verification, and more. The Michigan PGA will be providing volunteer training meetings before the event. Volunteers will receive complimentary golf from the Resort and a hat from the Michigan PGA. Those interested in volunteering should contact PGA Assistant Golf Professional Tyler Jablonski at [email protected] or 231-534-6477. 

Golfer silhouettedGolf Your Daylights Out

June 20-27, 2021

Our popular "Golf Your Daylights" annual promotion runs from June 20-27 and provides UNLIMITED golf on any of our three championship courses, including The Bear.

$119 for Resort Guests
$149 for Non-Resort guests

To book a golf tee time, book online, visit our Pro Shop, or call 231-534-6000.

National Cherry Festival Golf BallNational Cherry Festival Golf Special

July 3-11, 2021

National Cherry Festival week is THE time to come play at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. With dozens of events on property and around town, you’ll get the full Northern Michigan experience both on and off the course.

$109 The Bear/The Wolverine
$69 Spruce Run

To book a golf tee time, book online, visit our Pro Shop, or call 231-534-6000.

Cherry Blossoms On The Golf CourseCherry Golf Scramble

Friday, July 9, 2021

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has partnered with the National Cherry Festival and we welcome you to join us for a "cherry" good time at our July 9th National Cherry Festival Cherry Golf Scramble! This two-person event is an 18-hole scramble on Spruce Run Golf Course. Open to male, female and mixed teams. The entry fee includes golf, cart and prizes.

Entry: $100 per team + Optional Skins Game - $20 per team (cash only on the day of the event)
8:30am Shotgun start on Spruce Run

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Golfers on the GreenLabor Day Weekend Golf Special

September 3-9, 2021

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Northern Michigan. The cooler temps and exceptional course conditions make for a day of golf you’ll never forget, and our special pricing makes it easy to try out each of our three highly acclaimed courses.

$89 The Bear/The Wolverine
$59 Spruce Run

To book a golf tee time, book online, visit our Pro Shop, or call 231-534-6000.

Big Hole Golf 11th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Join us for our 11th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament! This is a three-person Scramble, featuring gigantic, impossible-to-miss (okay, almost impossible-to-miss) 10" cups! The tournament takes place on Saturday, October 2 on our Spruce Run course. Open to male, female and mixed teams. Entry fee includes golf, cart and prizes.

Entry: $180 per team + Optional Skins Game - $30 per team (cash only on the day of the event)
9:00am Shotgun start on Spruce Run

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Tuff Enuff - Fall on The Bear with the Tower in the background

13th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Play one of Michigan’s toughest golf courses, The Bear, at its absolute hardest. For one day only, we turn The Bear into 7,000+ yards of long-range tee boxes, aggressive greens, and challenging hole locations. This is a two-person “best ball” event.

Come take the challenge! Open to male, female and mixed teams. Women play from the white tees, Men 60+ play from the blue tees & Men 59 and under play from the black tees. Entry fee includes golf, cart and prizes.

Entry: $120 per team + Optional Skins Game - $20 per team (cash only on the day of the event)
10:00am Shotgun start on The Bear


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Instant Gratification

HydraFacial delivers results on first treatment

By Cymbre Foster

When Spa Grand Traverse cosmetologist Sandra Umstead received her first HydraFacial, the results were so amazing that she knew it was something she wanted her clients to experience as well.  
HydraFacial is a patented technology that marries a deeply cleansing facial treatment with relaxation.
“After just one visit, this medical-grade procedure leaves the skin with improved clarity, texture, and tone,” Umstead says.
I admit I needed convincing that it could be that good when I arrived at the spa for my first HydraFacial. Truth be told, I’d rather spend my money on a new pair of shoes than skin care, and I didn’t think she would be able to do that much with my neglected, sun-damaged, slightly saggy, middle-aged skin.
Was I ever wrong.

Instant Results
A HydraFacial is a three-part treatment that begins with cleansing that removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to break up any dirt and oil that's clogging pores. Then the HydraPeel Tip is used to painlessly suction out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
“No more manual extractions that may leave the skin blotchy and inflamed,” Umstead says. “The powerful serums break it all down, allowing the vacuum to pull it all up.”  
The best part is that after just one HydraFacial, you will see immediate results. I certainly did.
“This treatment satisfies our need for instant gratification, so clients can’t wait for the next treatment,” Umstead says.
Corrine Olson is one of those clients.
“My favorite facial at the spa is the HydraFacial,” she says. “It’s the first time I can say that I noticed results.”
Each treatment starts with before and after photos.
“We have the ability to compare them side by side after your treatment,” Umstead explains. “This allows us to better track your progress every time you come in.”
For many clients, seeing those results is motivation not just to come back, but also to continue better skin-care regimens at home.
Umstead pulled up my pictures, and, to my surprise, I had fewer lines on my face and my skin was truly hydrated — literally glowing, in fact.

Part of a Skin-Care Routine
Since Umstead has consistently treated herself to HydraFacials, she no longer needs to wear makeup. Her skin did look flawless.
For long-term benefits and correction purposes, Umstead recommends treatments every six weeks. For maintenance, she suggests having one each season.
“This treatment is fairly active, and I like to think of it as waking up the skin,” she says.
“It’s invigorating and satisfying in many ways, which keeps clients coming back for more.”
When a friend commented on how nice my skin looked the day after my HydraFacial, I had to agree.
“You will leave with your skin glowing, looking healthy, hydrated, and with overall better skin tone,” Olson says. “I plan on keeping this as part of my skin-care routine.”

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