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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - The Bear

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - The Bear

100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Acme, MI 49610-0404
(231) 938-2100
(800) 748-0303


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa's best known golf course officially opened on June 17, 1985 and is credited by some with sparking the explosion of designer golf course construction in northern Michigan.  The Bear has been the home of the state's oldest and most prestigious tournament, the Michigan Open, since 1985.  The Bear hosted the Ameritech Senior Open in 1990.  It is a links-style course which features terraced fairways, tiered greens, deep grassy roughs, moguls and mounds and deep pot bunkers.

Tee Color Rating Par Slope Yardage
Blue 76.8 72 146 7,065
Black 72.7 72 144 6,372
Red 73.1 72 137 5,424
Walking Course:   Yes


Electric & gas golf carts    
Golf instruction available    
Putting green                       
Snack bar                            
Twilight rates                        
Rangers on course             
Beverage carts on course
Banquet facilities             
Family friendly
Driving range
Pro shop
Guest rooms
PGA Professional
Bag attendants
Jim McLean Golf School
Junior rates & replay rates

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