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4.3
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5.0
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7045 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.5
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7045 yards 74.5 140
Blue 72 6498 yards 71.8 138
Blue/White 72 6162 yards 70.2 135
White 72 5862 yards 68.7 134
White (W) 72 5862 yards 74.0 137
White/Yellow 72 5356 yards 66.1 126
White/Yellow (W) 72 5356 yards 71.2 130
Yellow 72 4950 yards 64.1 116
Yellow (W) 72 4950 yards 68.7 127
Scorecard for The Wolverine
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/140 406 421 491 427 216 395 389 509 196 3450 435 545 200 414 181 387 479 391 561 3593 7043
Blue M: 71.8/138 362 380 478 409 189 370 375 490 163 3216 392 504 185 364 154 345 439 357 531 3271 6487
Blue/White M: 70.2/135 362 354 478 334 147 370 357 490 163 3055 363 477 154 364 163 345 417 357 467 3107 6162
White M: 68.7/134 W: 74.0/137 328 354 444 334 175 332 357 452 128 2904 363 475 154 318 146 308 417 336 467 2984 5888
White/Red M: 66.1/126 W: 71.2/130 328 314 444 334 128 332 244 372 107 2603 330 388 138 318 146 308 350 336 439 2753 5356
Red M: 64.1/116 W: 68.7/127 294 314 431 230 128 256 244 367 107 2371 330 376 146 266 146 232 350 285 439 2570 4941
Handicap 11 5 1 13 15 3 9 7 17 4 2 14 10 18 16 8 12 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 36 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 3 1 13 15 9 11 5 17 10 2 16 12 18 14 4 8 6

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Gary Player (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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
Dress code Slacks, shorts and collared shirts are permitted. Denim, tee shirts and cut off shorts are not allowed.

Reviews

4.3
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather

Great resort golf course

The Wolverine compliments the Bear and Spruce Run very well. I think it's the most scenic of the three courses (the cherry orchard on the back helps a lot). It has its own set of challenges, but isn't quite as difficult as its big brother. I enjoyed the back much more than the front. I suspect Gary Player may have been more limited on the front, but it still is very enjoyable. There are a few blind tee shots and some well protected greens, but it's a very playable course for any skill level. I enjoyed the course even though my round was played during 40 degree weather in November. I suggest giving all three courses at the resort a try. The Wolverine has cemented itself in a second place spot in my book.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wolverine Works Well

I personally loved this course. Group of 16 hit the Bear first and then headed over to the Wolverine after a fantastic lunch in the clubhouse. From a practical standpoint, the Wolverine was a much fairer course than the Bear and was devoid of the major green-side bunkers' insatiable appetite for more golf-balls. This is not to say the course was easy, it just may be a better bang for your buck than the Bear if you are in the double-digit handicap range. The views at both courses are un-matched and either course is a great way to spend an afternoon, but I advise just playing both and doing the stay-and-play because why would you not?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wolverine is fun and fair

Definitely the more playable of the two courses at Grand Traverse Resort, the Wolverine is both beautiful and well-conditioned. It's also very fair with generous fairways, moderate greens and no excessive hazards. This is a course that doesn't penalize every marginal shot. There are ample opportunities to save par if you miss the green. And speaking of the greens, they roll true and they're not crazy, so you can make putts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Appreciated the rare chance to try out a Gary Player Course

I really enjoyed playing the Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. This scenic and well-groomed "resort style course" still seems challenging even from the forward tees. I particularly liked the back nine and playing around the water and wetlands. The elevation changes added to the variety of the holes too. The starters and players' assistants seem really well organized so a twosome playing amidst groups of fours was never a problem as course staff are flexible as to what hole to start on and other modifications to keep the groups moving. The staff even let us store our clubs on the cart for next day's round on The Bear, which provides an altogether different and even more challenging golfing experience at the same resort (Grand Traverse Resort and Spa}.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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