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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa: The Bear

Williamsburg, MI, United States Public

Overview

Ranked for 10 years on our 100 Greatest Public list, The Bear is one of three championship layouts at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The Jack Nicklaus-designed northern Michigan gem opened in 1985 and has plenty of character—with tiered greens, native fescue, moguls and deep pot bunkers. Like many Nicklaus designs, The Bear is a stern test, tipping out over 7,000 yards with a slope and rating of 76.1/150.

About

Holes 18
Length 7078
Slope 150
Price $165
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 1985
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2011-'20. Highest ranking: No. 72, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked 16th, 2013-'14, 2017-'18. Ranked 18th, 2015-'16. Ranked 20th, 2021-'22. Ranked 21st, 2019-'20. Ranked 22nd, 2011-'12.

Current ranking: 32nd.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7381
Character
6.48
Challenge
7.1482
Layout Variety
6.6174
Fun
6.4083
Aesthetics
6.5216
Conditioning
6.5318

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