Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd,

Acme, Michigan 49610

  • Office

    +1 (800) 236 1577
  • Pro shop

    +1 (231) 534 6000
  • Golf pro

    Scott Hebert (Director of Instruction & Head Golf Pro)
  • Academy

    Grand Traverse Golf Academy

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
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7078
6122
5281
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.3
71.2
73.4

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).

Location

Latitude:

44.780007

Longitude:

-85.485435

How to get 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.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1985

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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  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)
  • Photo of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (June thru' Aug) on Bear course: Mon-Thur $125; Fri-Sun $140. On Wolverine: $110/$120. On Spruce Run: $65/$75.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory; walking only permitted on the Spruce Run course (after 12pm).

Practice facilities

Excellent (including a double-ended driving range)

Did you know?

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

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 95th best public course in the USA; 21st best course in Michigan.

Where2Stay

  • Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

    100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610.

    +1 (231) 534 6000

    Visit website
    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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