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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6204 yards
Slope 147
Rating 78.4
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - Spruce Run
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Bill Newcomb (1979) John F. Robinson (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Slacks, shorts and collared shirts are permitted. Denim, tee shirts and cut off shorts are not allowed.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great conditions, good value

Well maintained and decent value. Solid course to play as a warm up to the more challenging and expensive course next door — the Bear. The greens are in great shape and fast. The layout is fairly forgiving. I had easy shots to the green after hitting a few tee shots into the trees. On the other hand, hitting into the fairway bunker on #4 forced a layup because I didn’t dare try to carry the water. Another layup was forced on #5 because of the big tree in front of me on the fairway. #7 is drivable if you can get it over the trees. The back nine was shorter (par 34) and included a couple short drivable par 4s (#12 and, if you can bend it right, #13).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not a little brother

This course is always overshadowed by The Bear, but I think it has a lot to offer for every type of player. It's just about as tough as the famous course on the property, with the stretch of holes 3,4, and 5 being some of the hardest I've ever played. With that being said, it's definitely more playable for people who can't make the forced carries The Bear requires you to. The resort does a very fun big-hole tournament here every October. Come here and play The Bear, but make sure you get a tee time at Spruce Run as well. I can promise you'll have just as much fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Middle Ground at Grand Traverse!

I just finished a trip to Traverse City where I organized a group of 16 for 108 holes in 4 days for a bachelor party & Ryder Cup type event! We had a blast and played The Bear, The Wolverine & Spruce Run. Each course was a bit different but all in great condition. The staff was incredible - we had custom scorecards for each round (2 per day), custom cart placards with tee times & pairings, had our own long drive, longest putt & closest to the pin stakes. They kept us organized and really helped make it an incredible experience. The food in the clubhouse was fantastic - I enjoyed the ceviche salad & one of their massive sandwiches.

Spruce Run is the moderately challenging course at Grand Traverse with The Bear being most challenging and The Wolverine being the easier of the 3. It was a great course for our team shamble and everyone had a great time - greens/fairways in tour shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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