Grand Traverse Resort's fall plans are par for course

ACME, Mich. -- Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering fall savings of up to 20% on golf packages for play on its three championship courses.

Each of the packages includes hotel accommodations, breakfast daily, a round of golf on the resort's par 72 course and a bucket of range balls. All rates are per person, double, and are good from Aug. 17 through Nov. 11.

The plans are not available to groups, and the rates do not include taxes or service charges.

The two-night Golf & Spa option adds a spa treatment to the package. Guests can choose from a variety that includes a sports massage, a stress relief treatment or a cherries and cream bath. Rates begin at $312 on weekends, and $294 during the week.

The resort's midweek Great Golf Getaway two-night package has rates that begin at $279. A one-night package starts at $144 per person.

Three-night accommodations are included in the Championship Golf Weekend package, which features one round of golf each day as well as special rates on a second round on the same day. The package begins at $298.

All packages allow golfers the option to play on the resort's newest course, the Wolverine, or the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, the Bear, for a surcharge of $20. The packages are commissionable at 10%.

Golfers of all abilities can opt for lessons at the Jim McLean Golf School as well as private instruction and group clinics through September.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, located along Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, is a year-round resort and conference destination with a total of 660 rooms, suites and condominium units and 85,000 square feet of meetings space.

The six-story hotel has 238 guest rooms and the 17-story glass Tower contains 186 rooms and suites, some with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs.

The condominium's 236 units front on either the fairway or the beach. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations are available in a variety of configurations.

Bedroom condos include a dining area, kitchenette, living room with queen-size sofa sleeper and a bedroom with a queen-size bed. The Shores complex offers a private beach, swimming pool, whirlpool, deck area, dock, Jet-Ski and pedal boat rentals plus food and beverage service.

For information or reservations, call (800) 236-1577 or visit the Web at

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI