Golf Events

Golf Event

The Bear 18 with Clubhouse103rd Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship

August 31 - September 3

The Michigan Open Championship—the state’s oldest and most prestigious annual tournament—returns to The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for 2020. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the tournament, The Bear, the Resort, and, new for 2020, the Pro-Am. We invite you to come out and watch the 103rd Michigan Open and see golf history in the making!
Dates and Details for Spectators

    The tournament begins Monday, August 31, and ends Thursday, September 3.
    The tournament is open for public viewing at no charge.
    Spectators should follow standard golf course etiquette and dress codes.

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

Golfers on the Wolverine

Labor Day Weekend Golf Special

September 4-7

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
$79 The Wolverine
$59 Spruce Run

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

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Derby Day Shootout

September 5

Join us Saturday, September 5 for our Derby Day Shootout! Two person teams will compete in 6 holes of best ball, 6 holes of scramble, and 6 holes of alternate shot. The entry fee includes golf, cart, and prizes.

After your round, join us in the Clubhouse Grille for drink and dinner specials, and to watch the Kentucky Derby. Plus, we’ll have pari-mutual betting on the horses for your chance to win Grand Traverse Resort and Spa gift cards.

Saturday, September 5
1pm Shotgun
Spruce Run
$120 per Team+MyNorth Tickets fee

Optional skins game entry is available day of for $20.

Register today

Big Hole Golfer Putting10th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament

October 3, 2020
$180 per team

Finish out the 2020 golf season with a boost of confidence at our 10th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament featuring gigantic, impossible-to-miss (okay, almost impossible-to-miss) 10" cups! The tournament takes place on Saturday, October 3 on our Spruce Run course and is open to the public, Resort Club Members and Resort Guests.

This is a three-person Scramble, with 10” cups on all 18 holes. The $180  entry fee includes golf and prizes. Optional Skins Game - $20 per team (cash only, day of event). 9am shotgun start.

Register today

Janina Golfing 350x240Par 3 Shootout

October 11

Join us October 11 for our Par 3 Shootout! This two person, 18 hole event is a condensed version of our fall Tuff Enuff Tournament. We are turning The Bear into 18 of the most grueling Par 3 holes it can possibly be, but in scramble format. The Par 3 Shootout is open to male, female, and mixed teams. Women and men will be playing from different sets of tees.

Entry: $120 Per Team + MyNorth Tickets fee • Optional Skins Game - $20 per team (cash only)
10 am Shotgun start
Course: The Bear
Format: 2 person scramble, Scratch - flighted after round

Register Today

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

12th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

October 18, 2020

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!

START TIME: 10 am Shotgun start

ENTRY: $120 Per Team + MyNorth Tickets fee

Optional Skins Game - $20 per team. Payable day of event. Cash only,

FORMAT: Partners Best Ball • Scratch - flighted after round • 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

PURSE: Payout ~ 30% of the field • $3,000 based on 50 teams

INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf with cart

Register Today



Upcoming Events

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Reopening Updates & COVID-19 Info


October 11
Par 3 Shootout

June 17-September 6
Traverse City Horse Shows

Blue Sky Rentals

September 5
Derby Day Shootout

Slingshot Rentals

August 31-September 3
103rd Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open

October 3
Big Hole Golf Tournament

October 18
Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School

September 4-7
Labor Day Golf Specials


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