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Last Chance to Experience Fall Golf & Gaming at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

sceneryTraverse City, MI - Golfers and travelers looking for that final fall escape to see the changing colors and play one last round before putting the the golf clubs away for the winter, should head to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa before the month ends.

The Resort, your one-stop spot for 24-hours of vacation fun, leisure and relaxation, has everything you could possibly need for at least one more excursion of fun under the sun before the snow flies. Championship golf courses? Check. Top-shelf accommodations? You bet. Dining options for any palate? Absolutely. Indoor pools for swimming? Of course.

And don’t forget about Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel just a few minutes down the road, where table games and slots await guests 24 hours a day.

“We’re lucky to have Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel just four miles away, with 24 hour a day shuttles for our guests,” said Resort General Manager Tim Norman. “It provides our guests with a nearby gaming option that other properties cannot offer.”

Check into the Resort’s comfortable six-story Hotel or recently renovated 17-story Tower, which features the absolute best views of Grand Traverse Bay – and let the fun begin starting as early as sunrise on one of three championship golf courses.

The Bear is a Jack Nicklaus design that will test golfers of all skill levels. Measuring 7,078 yards from the back tees, The Bear lives up to its name and will challenge scratch golfers while the forward tees give casual players an opportunity to create memorable moments on a championship course.

The Wolverine, designed by Gary Player, offers another strong test and Spruce Run – the oldest of the three layouts – completes a trifecta that unlike anything else in Michigan.

After golf, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a cocktail or cold brew at one the Resort’s restaurants.

There’s Jack’s Sports Bar or The Grille inside the clubhouse next to The Bear’s 18th green for pub grub. Sweetwater American Bistro offers more upscale fare, and of course the gem of dining options, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge atop the Tower, where the food is as good as the scenic views that go on for miles.

To cool off, take a dip in any of four pools – two outdoor, two indoor – or soothe those tired muscles in one of the hot tubs before its time to play your favorite games just down the street at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, where a 56,000 square foot gaming playground awaits you.

“It truly is a winning combination with our two properties in such close proximity, providing all of our guests with exceptional accommodations, golf, spa, dining and gaming a quick shuttle from one another,” said Rob Sineway, General Manager of Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. “There's something for everyone – with endless possibilities for leisure, recreation and entertainment in one of the most popular travel destinations in the Midwest.”

Get on roll at the Craps and Roulette tables, double down at BlackJack, grab a seat to compete in Poker, or check out Michigan's first new Electronic Gaming Room for a no-pressure, play-at-your-own-pace good time. Slot players will find the latest and greatest of over 1,200 machines that offer everything from slots to video poker and keno from a penny to $100 denominations.

If you're looking for a great meal, you'll hit the jackpot at Turtle Creek Casino. From the recently renovated award-winning premier steakhouse Bourbons 72, to Season's Buffet with endless choices, to The Deli for a quick bite between bets, you'll find something to satisfy every taste. And at the end of your play, you can rest steps away in over 130 hotel rooms and suites.

Interested in taking a quick fall color tour? You’re covered there, too.

Check out all of Northern Michigan's beautiful colors during a leisurely 30-minute drive along the bay on M-22 to Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, in the heart of Leelanau County with 400 slot machines, Craps, 3-Card Poker, Roulette, BlackJack, Bingo and pub-style dining at Dex’s Restaurant.

With fall here, what are you waiting for? Plan that final G&G getaway today by calling Grand Traverse Resort and Spa at 800-236-1577 or book online at

Media Contact:

Dave Richards
Resort & Golf Marketing
Phone: 248-642-6420

J. Michael DeAgostino
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Phone: 231-534-6352