103rd 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.
Labor Day Weekend Golf Special
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.
Derby Day Shootout
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
$120 per Team+MyNorth Tickets fee
Optional skins game entry is available day of for $20.
10th 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.
Par 3 Shootout
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
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
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