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sceneryNice?.,,,not quite ! Good?….doesn’t quite cut it ! Very good ? now we are getting somewhere ! Excellent?.....that’s more like it! Extraordinary? Stunning? Incredible? … you’ve got it!

Such is Grand Traverse Resort located just outside of beautiful Traverse City in Acme Michigan USA.

Surrounded by world famous “Pure Michigan” lakes, bays and rivers Grand Traverse Resort has carved out an oasis second to none

Travelling the excellent highway system to Grand Traverse Resort we could see the main 17 story tower from miles away. This would be our home for our much too short visit to Northern Michigan’s premier world class recreation and business centre located in the centre of the Cherry Capital of The World.

Grand Traverse Resort is also home for a short time each year to the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club. When the Red Wings recommend Grand Traverse Resort you know this is a first class facility just as the Wings are a first class organization

Sadly, we just missed the team arrival by 24 hours or we may have scored some cool interviews and comments about Grand Traverse Resort from the players, coaches and managers. Surely they would have given the two thumbs up about the resort just as we are doing here.

Grand Traverse Resort is located on over 900 acres and boasts over 425 hotel rooms which have been beautifully and painstakingly renovated to better than new. The finest in beds, linens, flat screen televisions and surroundings will make any traveller feel right at home in the lap of luxury.

Renovations were completed in 2015 and the entire property has never looked better. Striking colours from seasonal plantings and flowers abound throughout the facility. Enough to make the best gardeners sit up and take notice and maybe even take some video and notes for their own personal future reference.

Let us not forget other world-class amenities located right on the property. Amenities such as the wonderful Aerie Restaurant and Lounge at the top of the tower, the Sweetwater American Bistro, the exceptionally private and relaxing spa and health club, the tennis courts , the indoor shopping centre ( great ice cream by the way) , the sensational water playground and of course Mike Hill and his fabulous Golf Academy. Quite a lineup so make sure you stay a few extra days.

Oh…did we leave out the golf courses? How could we? There are after all 3 out of this world golf courses on the property. They are: the famous Jack Nicklaus course known as The Bear, Gary Player’s, The Wolverine and of course one of our favourites, Spruce Run.

All the courses are impeccably maintained and feature appropriate tee placements for players of all abilities so have no fear. No matter how well you play you can find a set of tees to suit you.

If you need a lesson or two from true professionals to get you on track simply contact Tom McGee or Mike Hill through the Proshop. The entire golf personnel team was wonderful, full of charm and helpful hints. What a great team!

Like to have fun at the casino? Grand Traverse Resort also has the Leelanau Sands Casino and the Turtle Creek Casino under its wings. Just contact the concierge at Grand Traverse Resort for details and assistance.

What a sensational place for business, special occasions, great food and great golf! We highly recommend Grand Traverse Resort. Our absolute favourite place to be in Northern Michigan. We just can’t wait to be invited back!

To learn more about Grand Traverse Resort and this wonderful, amazing place ,go to their website at or connect directly to them through our Golf Destination Review website at

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