Keep up to date on the latest Member News and Events through our member newsletter and Club Facebook page. Not on our newsletter email list? Contact Nichole McDonald at 231.534.6586 or [email protected]
As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us.
Director of Recreation and Spa
[email protected] | 231-534-6754
Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship Qualifier
Congratulations to Bear Member Grant Tucker for winning the 2021 GTRS Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship qualifier held on The Bear, Saturday, May 8.
Grant now has an exemption to play in the MI Open that takes place on The Bear, June 14-17 this year. 2020 MGA Club Champion Joe Van Antwerp also earned an exemption into this year’s tournament by winning the 2020 MGA Club championship. Mark Hill, GTRS Director of Instruction, also earned an exemption with his strong play in the 2020 MI PGA Match Play Championship. Best of luck to Grant, Joe and Mark in this year’s event.
MI Open Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for this year’s MI Open Championship, played June 14-17. Please contact GTRS PGA Assistant Golf Professional Tyler Jablonski to sign up or more information. Office: 231-534-6477 or email: [email protected]
Bear Members can start storing their golf clubs with us, so please let the Bag Attendant staff know if you would like to store your clubs.
Please check-in at the Pro Shop for all tee time reservations so we can get you billed properly. If you are in a hurry or simply want the golf fees to be billed to your member account, just step inside the door and let the Pro Shop Attendant know you’re here and to bill to your account.
New Format for Thursday Men’s Golf Night
• There will be a different format changed weekly throughout the year
• This is not a league that requires your participation each week. Sign up when you can play. No subs are needed if you can’t play (this is different from most leagues that people play)
• Consistent 3:30 pm shotgun with a deadline to enter by 6pm on Wednesday
• $20 cash game goes into the pot for individual and team payouts
• Invited guests are permitted to play for ½ off the public twilight rate, in addition to the $20 cash game
• Sign up here: https://www.golfregistrationnetwork.com/WebForms/r_Register_List?for=16809
The Grand Traverse Resort Women's Golf Association (WGA) is kicking off a 9-Hole Golf League this year. We are looking for all interested women that would like to join us for great golfing and friendship.
The Women's Golf League takes place every Wednesday. The 18-hole league tees off at 9 am and the 9-hole league tees off at 10:30 am. This allows all to finish golfing around the same time and then we can have lunch together. Joining the WGA also allows access to our optional special events, such as Ryder Cup, Member/Member, Member/Guest, Match Play and Club Championships. If you are interested, please contact Dawn Terry for details at 586-216-1912. We look forward to you joining our league.
New Features at the Grille Start Sunday, May 23
SUNDAYS – BURGERS & BREWS - $16 USDA prime Burger & craft brew
MONDAYS – Buy 1 flatbread pizza and get one ½ off
TUESDAYS – MODELO & MARGARITAS - Weekly craft margaritas $5, Modelo Especial drafts $4
WEDENSDAYS – SANGRIAS & SOCIALS - Daily made Sangria cocktails $5, Buy one social plate and get one ½ off
Thank you for your support of tennis at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa! As a general reminder members and guests must wear a face mask while playing tennis indoors. No mask required on the outdoor tennis courts. Please find updates below and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Hope to see you on the courts!
George Lowe, Director of Tennis
[email protected] | 231-534-6776
Northern Michigan Tennis on Social Media
Want to know more about what’s going on in Northern Michigan Tennis? Follow these social media accounts for all the updates!
USTA Northern Michigan Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorthernMichiganTennis
The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtGrandTraverseResort
The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/grandtraverseresorthealthclub/
Team Stivani takes Women’s 3.5 Adult League District Title
The Women’s 3.5 USTA Adult League event was held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa April 10-11 and May 1-2. Team Stivani came out on top after great competition both weekends. Congrats to Team Stivani
on the win and good luck at States!
May GTRS Members Only Special
FREE court time 6am - 8am extended for the Month of May! Members can book a court at no charge 6am - 8am. Call the health club desk now to reserve your FREE court at 231-534-6770.
Spring II Junior Tennis Session Starts Today
There are still a few spots open for our Spring II Session of Level 1-6 Junior Tennis Classes that start today! Click on the link below for info and registration.
Questions? Contact Lisa Seymour, 231-534-6786, [email protected]
Play Tennis Midwest - A Free Event, 6pm - 8pm, May 21, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Play Tennis Midwest is a free night of tennis for all tennis players. Northern Michigan tennis providers will be on hand to lead drills, games and provide tennis program information for all. This is a free event but requires advanced registration. Please register using the following link - https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/midwest/play-tennis-midwest.html?cid=playtennismidwest_20210414_ch=em_br=sec_ow=sec_ct=evt_se=mw_endcid#/MI
Scroll down until you see “Traverse City.”
Questions? Contact George, 231-534-6776, [email protected]
May 22-23, Adult 18+ 4.0 Men and 3.0 Women Northern Michigan Tennis Association League Tournaments
Get your team together and register today! Matches consist of 3 doubles courts and 2 singles courts. Play for your spot in the USTA Midwest Championships! Questions or register for a team: Contact Linda Gillam at 231-499-7208.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa USTA Level 6 Boys 12s - 18s Spring Junior Open Singles Tournament,
May 28 - 30
Enter, Play, Win! Players from around Northern Michigan and the Midwest will compete for valuable national ranking points in these singles only tournament. Play will commence on Friday at 4pm indoors
and outdoors. Enter now to reserve your spot. All tournament players and families will enjoy 20% off the prevailing rate at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa hotel and tower during the weekend. Please mention
that you are playing in the USTA Junior tournament. Excellent viewing inside and out for all Grand Traverse Resort and Spa tennis courts. Players will enjoy a player gift as well as awards for Champions, Finalists
and Consolation Champions. Event is a first round main draw loser consolation bracket, which
guarantees two matches.
Registration - https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/northernmichigantennisassociation/Tournaments/overview/B5511B53-7A02-4B42-9923-2615E11A6169
Adult Tennis 101 - 6pm - 7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 25 - June 10
In partnership with the United States Tennis Association the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa brings you
Adult Tennis 101. This program is for new players or players that are coming back to the game after being
away for a while. Through fun games and drills players will learn how to serve, rally and score. Absolutely no experience necessary. Tennis Racquets will be available to demo for those who do not have one.
Cost: $35/member, $60/Non-Member
Drop In: $12/Member, $22 Non Member
Registration - https://grandtraverse.gotennissource.com/page.lasso?p=register&l=2&type=adult%20Program&location=&group=&age=
Questions? George Lowe – 231-534-6776, [email protected]
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.
Nichole McDonald – Membership Manager
Dawn Olsen – Director of Spa and Recreation
Andrea Bilderback – Manager of Recreation