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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend


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Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-31) marks the official start of summer for us and we're celebrating with a long list of activities and limited-time special offers. Plus the Resort comes alive with Governors' Pool and the Beach Club Deck opening for the summer!

Memorial Day Weekend Golf SpecialsGolfers with Tower in the background

Kick off the season Memorial Day weekend with this golf special. Play our three championship courses in springtime and enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend in Traverse City in between rounds. We have great deals on all three courses this Memorial Day weekend.

$89 on The Bear/The Wolverine
$59 on Spruce Run

To book a golf tee time, call 231-534-6470, visit our Pro Shop or book online. Pricing valid May 28-31, 2021.

Spa Grand Traverse MassageSpa Grand Traverse 

Feel rested and rejuvenated with spa treatments at award-winning Spa Grand Traverse.

Whether you’re looking for a midweek pick-me-up, a day of complete relaxation, or a spa weekend getaway, Spa Grand Traverse has the perfect treatment or package. With a wide array of services—including massage therapies, skin care, nail care, and hair artistry—we are here to provide you with peace of mind, body, and spirit. Our treatments feature natural products to help restore your vitality and renew your senses.


For spa reservations call 231-534-6750. To view the complete menu of spa services, click here

Athletic Brewing CoMpany Tasting 

Golf Clubhouse
Saturday, May 29

Head to the Clubhouse Saturday, May 29 for a free Athletic Brewing Co. tasting event!

Who is Athletic Brewing? "At Athletic Brewing, we are pioneering a craft beer revolution. We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your ability to be healthy, active, and at your best to enjoy great beer - so we created our innovative lineup of refreshing, non-alcoholic beers."

WATERSPORT RentalsFamily Paddleboarding

Our friends at Blue Sky Rentals offer a variety of watersport rentals at our Private Beach Club on East Grand Traverse Bay. Choose from paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks, ski boats, pontoon boats, and more. 

For watersport rentals, click here.

Simply Noelle SunglassesRETAIL SPECIAL OFFERS*

May 29-31

Ready to jump into summer and look good doing it? Visit our Gallery of Shops. With popular brands like Brighton, Simply Noelle, North Face, Mud Pie, and Natural Life, you are sure to find something you’ll love.

Plus we have a host of great offers on Memorial Day Weekend!

  • Purchase $40 of Simply Noelle merchandise at our Gallery of Shops and receive a free pair of Simply Noelle sunglasses.
  • Head to Tumbleweeds and enter to win a kids beach bag full of Melissa & Doug goodies.
  • Receive a free tote bag with a $50 purchase at the Mudpie store.
  • Enjoy a “MARVEL”ous Memorial Day Sundae for just $5 at Whirligig's Candy & More. It's vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whip cream, and red/white/blue m&m’s.

* While supplies last.

Magician Ben WhitingMEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PRIZE PATROL at Turtle Creek Casino

May 28 - 30

Award winning Magician Ben Whiting will be putting the surprise in Prize Patrol this Memorial Day Weekend at nearby Turtle Creek Casino! Ben will lead their prize patrol as they give away a total of $45,000 in cash to 90 lucky players during the Turtle Creek 500.
Winners are selected at random - all you have to do is be actively playing your favorite game and you could be one of 90, $500 CASH WINNERS! 

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The Den GraphicTHE DEN


The Den is Traverse City’s entertainment hub located inside Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. From axe throwing and arcade games to mini bowling and virtual reality experiences, we have everything you need to get your game on!
Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Holiday Hours: Sunday, May 30: 11:00am-6:00pm 


Summer Break Your Way Packages 

Make summer vacation last with our Summer Break Your Way packages. Book a getaway before June 11 and save up to 30% off stays between May 28 and September 4, 2021.

The longer you stay, the more you save with these 3, 4, or 5 day packages. Book your stay today at


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RESORT Activities

There's plenty to do on-property throughout the holiday weekend. Expand each of the sections below for more detailed information.

Saturday, May 29


Athletic Golf Co. Beer Tasting
Location: Clubhouse
Cost: No charge


Live music with Cameron Six 
Location: Governors' Pool
Cost: No charge


Campfire and S'mores
Location: Private Beach Club
Cost: No charge

Sunday, May 30


Sunday Brunch
Location: Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
Cost: Varies
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Area Events

The Grand Traverse area comes alive during Memorial Day weekend, highlighted by these fun events:

 Petoskey Stone FestivalThe Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival

The Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival celebrates one of Michigan's finest natural resources - the unique Petoskey Stone, Michigan's official state stone. The festival includes stone-hunting, stone-skipping, demonstrations, prizes, and other fun at Barnes Park near Eastport.


Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts ShowElk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show

Head to the Elk Rapids Annual Arts and Crafts Show, located in the heart of Elk Rapids on River Street on May 29, 2021. Our shows feature more than 70 different artisans who display, sell, and demonstrate their work.


TC Pit Spitters LogoTraverse City Pit Spitters 

The Traverse City Pit Spitters will open the season with a four-game home stand starting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st with a two-game series against the Kokomo Jackrabbits followed by a two-game series with the Rockford Rivets.


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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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