Of course Turtle Creek Casino offers guests a Las Vegas-worthy experience in beautiful northern Michigan, but we’re also a perfect home base for a golf vacation getaway! With a centralized clubhouse for the Bear, the Wolverine, and Spruce Run golf courses, you’ll be able to golf the day away before a fun night of gaming!
If you’ve been looking for casinos with golf courses in Michigan, you’re in luck: Our location is unbeatable. With links-style courses just around the corner, considered to be some of the best in the country, we make it easy to enjoy the ultimate Traverse City golf and casino vacation. Want to know more about your epic journey to our endless fairways? Here are just a few of the courses you can play.
The Bear Golf Club
Arguably the best-known and most-difficult course in all of Michigan, The Bear was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Even though Golf Digest dubbed it one of America’s toughest courses (“legendarily difficult,” in fact), the natural beauty of the links-style par 72 course – with its perfectly manicured greens and delightful views of the surrounding countryside – is worth the challenge. Beyond the difficulty, the craftsmanship and unique variety of each hole is indicative of the Traverse City area’s charm. After 18 on The Bear, expect a night of relaxation at the casino, dissecting shots and the tricky greens.
Spruce Run Golf Course
Situated comfortably between The Bear and The Wolverine on the difficulty scale, Spruce Run entices veteran golfers with its William Newcomb design and exquisitely maintained greens and fairways. Featuring water hazards on 11 holes and more than 50 sand traps, the tree-lined course will keep you focused on keeping the ball in play. Spruce Run is a relaxing yet intriguing course that is so stunningly beautiful you’ll be talking about it long after you’ve finished. Once your round is complete, you can treat yourself to a meal at Bourbons 72, our premium steakhouse.
Designed by Gary Player in 1999, the tall grasses and water hazards of the Wolverine offer a different challenge than the Bear. There’s more room to get the ball in play here, with wide fairways reminiscent of our roomy casino, but watch out – there are more than 70 sand traps on this deceptive course. Considered “the little brother” to The Bear, The Wolverine is worth adding to your golf itinerary for the beauty of the course alone.
LochenHeath Golf Club
Nestled next to east Grand Traverse Bay, LochenHeath Golf Club is the perfect reminder that you’re golfing and gambling in paradise. The course is currently transitioning to a private club but still allows outside play, so we encourage you to reach out to them to book a round. Of the four courses surrounding Turtle Creek Casino, LochenHeath may just have the best views and most natural beauty, which is truly saying a lot, considering the quality of courses offered.
When you’re finished with your marathon golf play, remember the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is right around the corner from us! It’s the perfect way to unwind after 18, 36 or 72 holes!
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