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4.6
38 Reviews (38)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
91.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 38 reviews
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4.5
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2021 #8)

Reviews

4.6
38 Reviews (38)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Most people don’t play this because there are 2 other courses to play there the bear and the wolverine I think this one is just as hard as the bear especially the first 6 holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spruce course grand traverse resort

Enjoyed playing the course, staff was friendly, course was in decent condition. Had a little bad luck, as course wasn't too busy, but we had a very slow foursome in front of us. There was nobody in front of them but they didn't et us play through. We would have hopped in front of them but there were groups behind us so we would have missed a few holes. There wasn't a ranger to speed them up,, so we had a very slow round. Other than that enjoyed the day. Clubhouse great place to relax and have a bite to eat

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good enough.

Kind of a tricked up course. Good shots can be penalized. Line of sight often blocked. Greens were fast. Fairways in good shape. Tees not so much. Probably wouldn’t play again, but a decent value for one time play. Not an easy course but the easiest of the three.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic resort, a must visit

First time at the resort. Beautiful course, great layout and 3 different course to play. We will be back next year to play all 3.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in average condition. It’s not what we’ve come to expect from this course. We play a few times a year and generally like the conditions. This time however the course was beat up and tired. Greens were OK but tee boxes and fairways were rough. The bunkers were dismal. The sand was packed down and hard with a lot of weeds and grass..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golfhaker.

Rainy day kind of hard to judge the course. Very expensive.to play here But a lot of the courses up here are. Treat yourself and do the Bear.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cookies

I only played here for the Cherry Oatmeal cookies!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 147
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Impressed with the value

The course is challenging for all and fair.. The traps are hard packed; green putt slow but have plenty of slope to offset the slow pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Spruce run

Fast greens first 6 holes are the hardest must place your shot in a good place to hit to the green it’s a must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great time

Played early morning tee time and course was is excellent condition. Never had to wait or be pushed along. Would definitely come back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Played Spruce Run, beautiful couse and conditions were great. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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