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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Announces 2021 Golf Events, Packages, Specials, and More

Golf is back at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa! After a 14-week off-season, the shortest in Resort history, The Bear and The Wolverine are open for the 2021 season, with Spruce Run opening April 23. The early season start has shown that 2021 is shaping up to be another record year for golf at the Resort. If you are looking to get in on the action, we have you covered with events, golf packages, and more.

June 5September 14, 2021: Dave Pelz Scoring Game School Returns

The internationally renowned Dave Pelz Scoring Game School applies a practical, scientific approach to golf instruction, honed through years of research and providing golf lessons to many of the game’s top professionals. To enroll, visit pelzgolf.com and choose from three programs:

· 3-Day Scoring Game Schools: Premier golf instruction program offered by Pelz Golf, including three full days of putting, chipping, pitching, wedge, and sand play instruction.

· 2-Day Short Game Schools: The 2-Day Short Game School focuses on the wedge (no putting instruction). Learn the mechanics of solid short game shots plus essential skills from 100 yards and in.

· 1-Day Scoring Game Clinic: The 1-Day Scoring Game Clinic includes 6 hours on the basics of the short game and putting.

 

April 24, 2021: Spring Par 3 Shootout

$120 per team, includes golf, cart, and prizes

Think you have what it takes to conquer The Bear? This two-person scramble is when we turn The Bear into 18 challenging par 3 holes.

 

May 1, 2021: Derby Day Shootout

$120 per team, includes golf, cart, and prizes

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style! This two-person event on The Wolverine features six holes of best ball, six holes of scramble, and six holes of alternate shot. After your round, catch the race in the Clubhouse and enjoy dinner and drink specials, plus a chance to win Grand Traverse Resort and Spa gift cards.

 

May 9, 2021: Mother’s Day Golf Special

Celebrate the women in your life with complimentary golf on all three of our courses! Make your tee time early for this popular day.

 

May 2831, 2021: Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special

$89 The Bear & The Wolverine; $59 Spruce Run

Kick-off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend golf specials. Play our three championship courses and enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend in Traverse City in between rounds.

 

June 1417, 2021: Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship

104th tournament played on The Bear

The Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship, one of the most prestigious PGA tournaments in the state, returns to The Bear. Spectators are welcome to watch while following COVID-19 safety protocols and media can register with Caroline Rizzo at publicrelations@gtresort.com.

 

June 2027, 2021: Golf Your Daylights Out

$119 for Resort guests, $149 for non-Resort guests

This special is perfect for golfers who can never get enough time on the links! Play as many holes as you can squeeze into a day as we celebrate the summer solstice and extended daylight in northern Michigan. Try to conquer each of our three courses or hone your craft on one!

 

July 311, 2021: National Cherry Festival Golf Special

$109 The Bear & The Wolverine, $69 Spruce Run

National Cherry Festival week is the time to come play at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. With dozens of events happening safely on property and around town, you will get the full northern Michigan experience on and off the course.

 

July 9, 2021: Cherry Golf Scramble

$100 per team, includes golf, cart, and prizes

We welcome you to join us for a “cherry” good time at our National Cherry Festival Golf Scramble on Spruce Run!

 

September 36, 2021: Labor Day Weekend Golf Special

$89 The Bear & The Wolverine, $59 Spruce Run

Say goodbye to the summer season with special pricing all Labor Day weekend. Exceptional course conditions make for a day of golf you will never forget, and our special pricing makes it easy to try out each of our three highly acclaimed courses.

 

October 2, 2021: 11th Annual Big Hole Golf Tournament

$180 per team, includes golf, cart, and prizes

This three-person scramble on Spruce Run features gigantic, impossible-to-miss 10’ cups! It might sound easy, but it is a fun challenge.

 

October 17, 2021: 13th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

$120 per team, includes golf, cart, and prizes

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-rang tee boxes, aggressive greens, and challenging hole locations. This is a two-person “best ball” event. Are you up for the challenge?

 

Golf Packages

One-night Golf Package (midweek and weekend options available)

· One night of accommodations

· One round of golf per person*

· One medium bucket of range balls per person

 

Two-night Championship Golf Package (midweek and weekend options available)

· Two nights of accommodations

· Two rounds of golf on any course per person*

· Two medium buckets of range balls per person

*Midweek packages are for one day of unlimited golf per night stay.  The second round can be booked in advance for Spruce Run only. Second round availability for The Bear and The Wolverine will be determined following completion of the first round.

For current golf rates or to reserve a tee time, call 231-534-6000, visit our Pro Shop, or book online.

About Golf at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Exceptional golf courses complemented by the natural beauty of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula make Grand Traverse Resort and Spa a premier destination for golfers seeking a first-class experience.

Thanks to three great designers, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa boasts a colorful palette of courses, each offering varying levels of challenge. All three courses start and end at the same clubhouse. The courses include The Bear—a Jack Nicklaus signature design; The Wolverine—a Gary Player signature design; and Spruce Run—designed by Bill Newcomb.

Through the years, respected publications like Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Links Magazine have recognized Grand Traverse Resort and Spa as one of the Midwest’s finest golf destinations.

For package and tee time reservations, call 231-534-6000. For group golf outings, contact Cara Goss at 231-534-6168 or Joann Hanafi at 231-534-6178. For information about the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, visit pelzgolf.com.

About Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Nestled among the freshwater beaches and hardwood forests of Traverse City, MI, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is miles away from ordinary. Featuring nearly 600 guest rooms and 86,500 square feet of meeting space, the 900-acre property is one of Michigan’s premier resort destinations. The Resort is also home to three championship golf courses, the renowned Spa Grand Traverse, and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Visit grandtraverseresort.com or call 800-236-1577 to learn more.