The 9 Michigan Courses You Should Play at Least Once

3) The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme
Some of Jack Nicklaus’ resort designs can be downright accommodating, with plenty of buffer for even the most dedicated slicer. The Bear is not one them. The legendarily-difficult design has been a monster since the day it opened, in 1985, and has been the traditional proving ground for state’s best at the Michigan Open. If you like to bring your approach shots in along the ground, get ready for a long day. Mounds, fescue and deep bunkers around the green take away what little benefit you might get from some room off the tee. If you’re looking for a test, this is where you sign up.