Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course) Est. 1985

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Located just outside Traverse City, the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa offers three distinct golf courses. Here you will find the links-style Bear course designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Gary Player designed Wolverine layout and the shorter Spruce Run designed by William Newcomb.

The Bear is a championship golf course that ranks with some of Michigan's best. This tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. A must play if you are in the area.

On-site accommodation provides the opportunity to rise from your bed and head straight for the first tee on any of the Grand Traverse courses at this Stay & Play location.

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Making Contact

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd,
Acme, Michigan 49610
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 236 1577
Pro Shop   +1 (231) 534 6000
Fax

 

Email   info@gtresort.com
Website   www.grandtraverseresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Scott Hebert (Director of Instruction & Head Golf Pro)
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Academy
 
Grand Traverse Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - golf carts compulsory.
 
Surroundings: Open countryside, woodland, wetland and limited residential.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7078 6122 5281
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.3 71.2 73.4
 
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At the Same Location:
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is home to three 18-hole championship courses: BEAR course (par-72, 7078 yds, designer Jack Nicklaus, opened 1985); WOLVERINE course (par-72, 7043 yds, Gary Player, 1999); SPRUCE RUN course (par-70, 6304 yds, William Newcomb, 1979).
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How2Get There?

6.5 mi NE of Traverse City.
All three of Grand Traverse's courses (Bear, Wolverine and Spruce Run) start and finish at the same clubhouse in the centre of the resort.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Aug) on Bear course: Mon-Thur $125; Fri-Sun $140. On Wolverine: $110/$120. On Spruce Run: $65/$75. Reduced rates for replay and 9-hole rounds, and for resort guests, walkers, juniors and seniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory; walking only permitted on the Spruce Run course (after 12pm).

Practice facilities
Excellent (including a double-ended driving range)
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Did you know?

Grand Traverse is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 78th best public course in the USA; 16th best course in Michigan.
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Location

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Latitude: (44.780007)
Longitude: (-85.485435)
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa 
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610.
+1 (231) 534 6000
www.grandtraverseresort.com

The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa offers a variety of accommodations in the hotel, tower or spacious resort condominiums. Visible for miles around, the resort’s landmark 17-storey glass Tower features tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites, all with wireless high-speed internet access. The 240-guest rooms in the six-storey Hotel, are conveniently located within steps of the resort’s restaurants, spa, health club and indoor water playground.

Golf at this hotel Grand Traverse (Bear, Wolverine & Spruce Run courses).
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