- Pure Michigan
by Dave Finn
The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa First Nations offers a relaxed northern Michigan lifestyle with some excellent golf. Central to the property is the clubhouse where three championship courses and a Dave Peltz Golf School. The resort also offers more than 585 rooms, suites and condos and another 120 rooms at their sister property, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel a 9-minute shuttle drive away. For those who also enjoy soaking up the sun, the nearby miles of sandy beaches Traverse Bay make this resort a premier Mid-West destination.
TripAdvisor voted the Grand Traverse Resort as one of the 15 Best Golf Destinations in America (2018). and Golf Digest (2017-2018) designated The Bear as #78 in America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.
Lewiston, Michigan – How’s this for an introduction? Play 72 holes of championship golf without ever having to move your car! Caught your interest yet?
Garland Lodge & Resort boasts four championship golf courses that all start from one pro shop. Just park, check in and never get back into the car until you are ready to head home. Imagine the convenience of having your golf, lodging, restaurants, bars and an outdoor patio all within stumbling distance of each other. My kind of place!