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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is in Williamsburg, Michigan, near the banks of the Grand Traverse Bay's east arm and a 15-minute drive from Traverse City. For 28 years, the resort was the host site for the Michigan Open, one of the most prestigious state golf championships in the nation. Thanks to three different designers, Grand Traverse boasts a colorful palette of courses, each offering varying levels of challenge. The Bear Course, designed by golf great Jack Nicklaus, is the resort's best-known golf course and one of the toughest in the Midwest. You'll quickly appreciate this beautiful, par 72, links-style course featuring Scottish-terraced fairways, tiered greens, deep grassy roughs, moguls, mounds and deep pot bunkers. Its lakes, ponds, hardwood forests, streams and fruit orchards are home to a variety of wildlife that give The Bear its character: golf in the midst of wild nature. "The people who play here are going to have a challenge and also have some fun, whatever level of golfer they might be," says its designer, Jack Nicklaus. "With rolling land, trees, lakes, streams and flatland, you have a mixture of different features that you rarely see on one course. That's what makes this course unique. No two holes are similar." Through the years, Grand Traverse Resort has been honored with numerous golf awards recognizing it as one of the Midwest’s finest golf experiences, in such publications as Golf Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Magazine, Travel & Leisure Golf and Links Magazine.

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Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus

Tees

Par

Yardage

Slope

Rating

Black 72 7078 148 76.3
Blue 72 6618 144 73.2
White 72 6129 140 71.2
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Course Amenities

  • Pro Shop
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Club Rental
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Carts Available
  • Practice Bunker
  • Lessons
  • Chipping Area
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Course Architect: The Bear - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Score Card: The Bear - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Tees Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7078 148 76.3
Blue 72 6618 144 73.2
White 72 6129 140 71.2
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Course ScorecardThe Bear - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Description Slope Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Black 148 76.3 393 451 528 194 413 532 423 386 181 3501 505 421 413 167 390 543 451 220 467 3577 7078
Blue 144 73.2 364 407 528 151 376 532 364 386 168 3276 505 364 367 167 390 543 391 188 427 3342 6618
White 140 71.2 340 390 472 135 376 471 364 351 142 3041 446 364 355 141 347 494 367 188 386 3088 6129
Handicap 11 3 15 13 1 17 5 7 9 18 4 6 12 16 14 2 8 10
Red 139 73.4 301 346 425 98 336 435 328 271 117 2657 375 304 301 93 291 427 324 155 354 2624 5281
Handicap (Ladies) 13 3 5 17 7 1 9 15 11 6 12 10 18 16 2 8 14 4