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. A distinctly Northwoods golfing experience, each nine of The Wolverine Course offers its own challenges. The golf course weaves through water and wetlands on the front nine; highland terrain with hardwoods and views of Grand Traverse Bay greet you on the back nine. Flexibility, versatility and playability are built into this unique course, which offers four tees on each hole. Other features include strategically placed, easily visible white-sand bunkers; several large lakes; rolling fairways; and gently contoured greens. The Wolverine backs off its wily ways with generous fairways and broad landing areas. Golfers can chip and run from fairways to greens. "Through numerous tees and varying tee angles to the fairway or green," says designer Gary Player, "we can provide challenging courses while still making the course playable for the majority of golfers." 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.
Course Architect: The Wolverine - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Score Card: The Wolverine - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa