As northern Michigan’s premier golf, tennis, fitness and social hub, The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa attracts friendly, energetic residents from Traverse City and surrounding areas, as well as Resort property owners.
Open with service changes
Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Club! Our Christmas Eve hours are 6am-8pm and Christmas Day hours are 6am-9pm.
Members, share this offer with your friends! This outstanding trial offer won't last long.
Join The Club as a trial member by January 31 and get 30 days to experience Traverse City’s most inclusive health and fitness club. Enjoy socially distanced fitness classes, cardio and weight rooms, and use of our indoor pools, hot tubs and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Plus, receive discounts on spa, golf, dining and more!
Need a Christmas gift idea? Check out our tennis lesson punchcard promo. Offer good from December 5 - December 31.
Save an extra $50 when you buy a Tennis Lesson Punchcard December 5 - December 31, 2020. Punchcards are a pack of 5 private lessons good for a year from the date of purchase. Cost is $225/member, $275 non member during this promotion. Punchcards can be purchased at the Health Club Desk or by calling 231-534-6770 with a credit card.
UTR Junior Match Play December 18-19
The December 18-19 UTR Junior Match Play Event is still a go as we will not have instructors or umpires on court and is singles only with masks on. Play, compete, win! Chance to play matches against players of similar ability as measured by the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system. Register here - https://app.myutr.com/events/31557
app.myutr.com UTR is a rating system that provides a single, unifying language and standard for tennis players across ages, geography, gender and economics.
Donate to Step Up Northern Michigan this December and receive a free hour of tennis court time!
Step Up Northern Michigan is a 501 ( c ) 3 that focuses on helping At-Risk youth in our area.
Suggested Donation Items:
Cozy Blankets, Mittens, Socks, Gloves, Chap Stick, Deodorant, Body Wash, Small denomination gift cards to Target, Meijer, Wal Mart, and Theater sized Candy Drop off your items in the tennis ball donation cart by the Health Club Desk and receive a free hour of court time. Also be entered to win a Spa Day valued at $250!
Limit of one hour of free court time per donation per day. Promotion runs December 14 – December 31.
Have you been wanting to try out a new class but felt intimidated to try something new? Now is your chance to join any of our classes virtually and try one on for size!
Why not “Kick it up a notch” with Carla! This 30 minute fast and furious class offers a generous mix of kickboxing moves with built in strength segments. Designed for those who struggle to fit cardio in, this class is offered midday for a quick lunch break workout option. Modifications can be made for beginner to advanced fitness.
Here is our list of current virtual fitness class offerings:
Turbo Tone 9:00am
Functionally Fit 8:30am,
Gentle Yoga (Offered through Margaret)-1:00pm
Overachiever/Total Body Blast 5:15pm
Move It 10:00am
Weekend Warriors 9:00am
Power Yoga 11:00am
Call the health club desk for more details 231-534-6770
Private Lesson Punch Card Promotion!!
We are offering a special tennis promotion during the month of December. All 5 lesson punch cards will be priced at $225/members, $275/non-members.
Take advantage of this special pricing to get your lessons in with your favorite pro. This is for a limited time, so don’t wait! Our staff of trained tennis professionals is ready to help you out with your game. To purchase a punch card or get more information on a particular pro, scheduling or general information, call George Lowe at 231-534-6776 or Lisa Seymour at 231-534-6786.
What is One-on-One Doubles?
One-on-One Doubles is a great way to play doubles with only two people. Due to the current safety regulations for tennis in our area, this is a great way
to get on the court for some doubles with just one other player. Check out this video that explains it:
Courts are available to rent for One-on-One doubles today! Call 231-534-6770 to reserve.
youtube.com One-on-One Doubles® is the first alternative, competitive format to singles and doubles since the inception of the game in the 1870s. One-0n-One Doubles is a...
How would you like a guaranteed singles match once a week scheduled when you want? We thought you might like that!
That’s why we are offering the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Singles Matchplay Series (SMS) for men, women and juniors.
Here’s how it works:
1.Register for men’s, women’s or juniors by calling George 231-534-6776 (men’s and juniors) or Lisa 231-534-6786 (women’s) to register FREE
2.Receive a list of your opponents and the week that you are supposed to play
3.Contact your opponent to schedule a time to play at the Resort (Cost is $10/member and $20/nonmember per match), call 231-534-6770 to reserve a court for your match. You must say that you are part of the Singles Matchplay Series to book your court. Courts will be booked for two hours.
4.Play your match at the Resort.
5.Report the score to George or Lisa (format is two out of 3 sets, regular scoring, 10 point tie breaker in lieu of a third set).
6.Brag about your wins or make excuses about your losses on social media using the hashtag #GTRSTennis.
7.League winner prizes (Spa Treatment or Gift Card, minimum $50 value, value may increase depending on number of participants).
Call to register: Men’s Singles – Call George 231-534-6776 | Women’s and Juniors Singles – Call Lisa 231-534-6786
Our tennis staff and community rock!
Congratulations to George Lowe and our tennis pros at The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa! They won the Northern Michigan Tennis Association Organization of The Year. A well deserved honor for an outstanding group of coaches and teachers.
Members Golf Course Update:
The Wolverine is now closed for the 2020 golf season, but Spruce Run has re-opened for play and will stay open as long as weather permits. The Golf Pro Shop hours of operation are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily.
Thanksgiving Day. The Pro Shop will be closed but Spruce Run will be open for play, WALKING ONLY, with no tee time reservations. Pull carts next to the Pro Shop are available for use.
Happy Thanksgiving from The Club at The Grand Traverse Resort!
Thank you Northern Michigan Tennis Association and everyone that made this event a success!
Learning about delivery of adaptive tennis from USTA Midwest Chair of Adaptive Tennis Jamie Oppenlander!
Personal Training Special!
Offer valid from November 18th-December 9th.
All personal training sessions must be used within the three weeks.
One on one personal training only, with exception of two immediate family members.
Cost per 1 hr session for individual $25
Cost per 1 hr session for a couple $37.50
Questions? Or to schedule a session
contact Andrea Bilderback
Personal Trainer Spotlight:
An ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others with their health and fitness goals. Her training has allowed her to set up physical training programs with an individual’s personal fitness goals in mind or to teach in a group environment. Carla’s energetic style is contagious, and she will have you coming back for more.
Andrea holds a degree in Sports Medicine along with certifications in Health Coaching and Fitness Nutrition through American Council on Exercise. Her focus is on helping others find their own rhythm with food and exercise. Andrea works alongside clients to give them tools to overcome mindsets that may hold them back from being their strongest selves.
We have yet another update for our tennis community. Due to the latest Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Orders the following takes effect as of tomorrow.
All tennis now requires a mask to be worn at all times
Court Rentals: Allowed, Singles play, 2 players to a court, Doubles play is allowed as long as the teammates are from the same household. This also includes Pickleball. All members must check in at the health club desk prior to going down on court. All member names must be given to health club desk when booking the court for contact tracing purposes. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Contract Court Time: On pause until Tuesday, December 8. Any missed weeks will be credited to your winter session.
Ball Machine: Allowed, max of two (2) players on the court, from the same household, all members must check in with health club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Private Lessons: Allowed: One (1) player with a pro is allowed (two people per court). Private lessons with up to 3 people is allowed, as long as players are from the same household. Players must check in with health club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the health club desk check in.
Group Lessons, Junior Programs, Adult Programs, Drop Ins, Organized Pickleball and other programs will be paused for the three week period. Credit will be held for those currently enrolled in these programs and may be applied to future sessions. The regular schedule will resume after the three week pause.
Events, Tournaments, Etc.
Events will be allowed to continue with a max of two people on a court. This includes events that do not require tennis coaches or officials. Spectators at these events will not be allowed. All other events will be postponed for the pause.
Please contact George Lowe, Tennis Director
$69 Fall Spa Days - Extended!
This guest favorite features our most popular spa services for only $69. Available November 2-30, enjoy select treatments for $69 each. Choose from:
• 50-minute Fall Relaxation Massage
• 50-minute Fall Refreshing Organic Facial
• 100-minute Fall Customized Manicure/Pedicure Combo
Valid November 2-30, 2020 (These dates could change). Not valid with other offers. Based on availability. Certain other restrictions may apply.
20% gratuity is based off of original price of services. Call for details.
Thanksgiving to Go
Indulge in an expertly prepared traditional Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of your own home. No shopping and no pots or pans to clean,
our professional chefs do the work for you. This precooked meal serves four and is ready to take home with easy curbside pick up!
Cost: $119 (serves 4 people)
Questions? Call 231-631-2818.
To place an order: https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/thanksgiving
Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 24
• Fall chop salad, crisp romaine, tomato medley, red onion, fresh apple, bacon, parmesan, candied pecan, maple vinaigrette
• Assorted homemade bakery rolls & whipped honey butter
• Roasted Dearborn ham pineapple ginger glaze
• Smoked Michigan turkey breast, garlic herb brined, slow BBQ smoked, rosemary pan gravy, cranberry orange relish
• Fresh sage & apple traditional stuffing
• Roasted garlic & sour cream mashed Yukon potatoes
• Balsamic & bacon roasted brussels sprouts & organic carrots
• Homemade pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream – OR – salted caramel apple streusel pie
Curbside Pickup: Valet area, under the porte-cochere, simply pull up, call the posted phone number (231-631-2818), and show proof of purchase.
Pickup time: Thursday, November 26, between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
grandtraverseresort.com Thanksgiving Weekend is full of fun and surprises here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. We are kicking off the holiday with our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Aerie Restaurant and adding something new this year, Thanksgiving to go!
Due to recent restrictions from health officials, the tennis program will be making the following changes:
Court Rentals: Allowed with a max of four players to a court, including Pickleball. All members must check
in at the Health Club desk prior to going on the court. All member names must be given to Health Club desk
when booking the court for contact tracing purposes. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short
wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Permanent Court Time: Allowed with a max of four players to a court. All members must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Ball Machine: Allowed with a max of two players on the court. All members must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Private Lessons: Allowed with a max of three players with a pro (four people per court). Players must check in with Health Club desk prior to going down on court. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early in case there is a short wait at the Health Club desk check in.
Group Lessons, Junior & Adult Programs, Drop Ins, Organized Pickleball and other programs will be paused for the three-week period. Credit will be held for those currently enrolled in these programs and may be applied to future sessions. The regular schedule will resume after the three week pause.
Events, Tournaments, etc: Events will be allowed to continue with a max of four people on a court. This includes doubles and singles events that do not require tennis coaches or officials. Spectators at these events will not be allowed. All other events will be postponed for the pause.
Please contact George Lowe, Tennis Director at 231-534-6770 or [email protected]
Group Fitness Update
Virtual fitness classes offered via Zoom!
Call 231-534-6770 or email [email protected] to sign up.
Monday/Wednesday – Turbo Tone 9:00am and Kickboxing 12:00pm
Wednesday – Yoga 6pm
Tuesday/Thursday – Functionally Fit 8:30am, Yoga 1:00pm and Overachiever/Total Body Blast 5:15pm
Friday – Move It 10:00am
Saturday – Weekend Warriors 9:00am and Power Yoga 11:00am
Personal Training Session
Discounted rate of $25 per session or four session for $100.
Contact Andrea Bilderback at 231-534-6788 or [email protected].
Dear GTRS Members,
As most of you are aware, a new set of orders came out from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday, November 15.
In part, this new order directly impacts group fitness classes, group tennis, our water slide, and aquatic play areas starting November 18 until December 9, 2020. Pools, hot tubs, locker rooms and fitness studios will remain open at this time!
Please remember to book your work out times as well as lap swimming times so that we do not overcrowd the facility.
We are happy that we will be able to continue to be here for your health and wellness needs as it is so important to take care of ourselves.
Moving forward we will be offering virtual group fitness classes to keep our fitness community staying active together. The other option we are giving our members over the course of the next three weeks is personal training at a discounted
rate so our amazing fitness instructors can still help you achieve your goals.
We encourage our members to continue to enjoy the club and all that it has to offer. The continued support from our members is essential as we all are affected in these unprecedented times.
Do not forget, Spa Grand Traverse is still open! Take advantage of our Fall Spa Days. Enjoy our most popular services for only $69. This offer is now valid seven days a week through November 30.
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge is also offering a wonderful Thanksgiving To Go dinner. Let our professional chefs do the work for you.
This delicious, pre-cooked meal serves four and is $119. Place your order by noon on Tuesday, November 24 and pick it up curbside on Thursday, November 26 between 10am-3pm.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.
Nichole McDonald – Membership Manager
Dawn Olsen – Director of Spa and Recreation
Andrea Bilderback – Manager of Recreation
We hope to see you in the club very soon!
Grab your racket and get signed up for our two upcoming Tennis Events!
The Grand Traverse UTR OPEN on November 21-23 will award $600 in prize money and the Christmas Cardio Tennis event on December 12 will bring the holiday spirit.
Call 231-534-6770 with questions.
Fitness and well-being is important, especially to those who travel often. Our 100,000 square-foot Health Club provides Resort guests and Club Members with a comprehensive fitness and activity schedule.
Energize in the cardio or free-weight studio, unleash your serve on one of five indoor tennis courts or make waves with the entire family at the Indoor Water Playground. Need “couple” time? Make arrangements for child care at our fully-licensed daycare facility, the Cub House, enjoy a couples massage at Spa Grand Traverse then bask in the sauna.
For questions, please contact the Health Club desk at 231-534-6770
|Monday||06:00 - 08:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 18:00|
Captain Brian Springstead, Charter Fishing on Grand Traverse East Bay
Our new studio offers classic, vinyasa and yin yoga classes in the morning, afternoon and evening. We're located conveniently in Acme Plaza.
Dedicated to mountain biking, trail building, trail maintenance and advocacy in Northern Michigan. Featuring the Pere Marquette Forest, Glacial Hills, Cadillac Pathways, High Country Pathway, and more!
Trail conditions at the Vasa Singletrack