Grand Traverse Resort & Spa to Host 102nd Michigan Open Championship

ACME TOWNSHIP – The Michigan Open Championship is set to return to northern Michigan.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa hosted the tournament from 1985 to 2008. Golfers then played in the tournament downstate until it returned to The Bear in 2018.

“We like to think of ourselves as the home of the Michigan Open, so last year when it came back after a few years off, it was great. It was well received by the players,”┬ásaid Tom McGee, the director of golf operations at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

People often consider the Bear one of the most challenging courses in Michigan. It was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened on July 17, 1985.

156 of the best golfers in the state will compete beginning on Monday, June 10.

“There are some big names that will be here. Some players even have some PGA tour experience, so we are excited to host,” said McGee.

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa says it makes a great host for this event because of all the amenities including the clubhouses, restaurants and the spa.

Spectators are invited to attend at no charge. The resort asks everyone to follow standard golf course etiquette and dress codes.

The Michigan Open Championship ends on Thursday, June 13.

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