Golf Course Overview
Spruce Run, the original resort course, was redesigned in 1979 by golf coach William Newcomb. The par 70 course earned its name for the numerous fir and spruce trees lining its fairways. This course is more forgiving than The Bear, though water does come into play on 13 of its holes. Winding among rolling hills overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay, the course measures 6,304 yards from the championship tees with a USGA slope of 130 and a USGA rating of 70.8. Spruce Run has three additional sets of tees for players of varying ability.
The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, located near both the Turtle Creek Casino and Leelanau Sands Casino, offers guests championship golf on three 18-hole courses, The Bear, The Wolverine and Spruce Run. Host to a fleet of 225 golf carts, a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and the Jim McLean Golf School, the facility has received the Silver Medal Resort award from Golf Magazine and is considered among the 50 best golf resorts by Conde Nast Traveler.