Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Tees Off the Season with Winter Golf Center

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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa's Winter Golf Center is teeing off the season with a perfect remedy for the golf enthusiast's winter blues.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa's Winter Golf Center is teeing off the season with a perfect remedy for the golf enthusiast's winter blues. For the second year, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - near Traverse City, Mich. - has transformed its Jim McLean Golf School into the Resort's Winter Golf Center, offering indoor and outdoor golf practice, clinics and instruction.

The facility's three heated indoor and outdoor hitting bays open similar to a garage, shielding golfers from harsh winter weather, while allowing golfers to see the full flight of their ball as it travels to the Resort's outdoor practice range. Unlike golfing simulators or indoor domes, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa's Winter Golf Center enables golfers to practice their full swing and gauge the distance and location of their ball to better improve their level of skill.

During the winter, the Winter Golf Center redefines the golf term "snowman," which refers to scoring 8 on a hole. Club Member, Jamie Bush is shown arriving via snowmobile for a lesson and practice session instructed by Head Golf Professional and six-time Champion of the Michigan Open, Scott Hebert. Commenting on his approach to teaching, Hebert said, "It doesn't have to look good to work. While all successful golfers swing the club differently, they all share common characteristics that I call fundamentals. Breaking anyone of those fundamentals will result in the inability to consistently hit the ball straight. Our lessons focus on the fundamentals."

The Winter Golf Center is the ideal practice range for golfers interested in maintaining their game during the winter and for tune-ups before golf getaways to warm weather destinations, as the facility is open until the start of the 2008 golf season.

For additional information regarding rates, clinics, lessons and practice sessions visit http://www.grandtraverseresort.com.

  •     Experience Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Anew -

With nearly $15 million in renovations throughout the property, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is a new experience. The 600-room resort is located along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. One of the Midwest's finest full-service, year-round, golf, spa, vacation and conference destinations, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa offers 600 Hotel and Tower guestrooms and suites, as well as studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom Condominiums, 85,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, and 54 holes of championship golf including The Bear, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, The Wolverine, a Gary Player signature golf course, plus the Jim McLean Golf School, and a Winter Golf Center.

Additional features include a full-service spa with cherry services, comprehensive tennis program with indoor and outdoor tennis courts, 100,000-square foot health club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and family-friendly water features, children's center, plus a shopping gallery, diverse restaurants and lounges and year-round recreation.

An award-winning destination resort, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has been ranked among the Top 20 Mainland Resorts and Top 50 Travel Destinations and Services worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Additional accolades include honors from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Family Circle, Successful Meetings, and many other respected organizations.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is proudly owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. For further information about specials, rates, and packages or to make reservations, please call 800-748-0303, or visit the Resort's Web site at http://www.grandtraverseresort.com.

Media Contact:    
J. Michael DeAgostino
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
231-534-6352
publicrelations @ gtresort.com    
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Mari Delgado, Ypartnership, 407-838-1753
mari.delgado @ ypartnership.com

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