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Golf Events and Programs

Our sports calendar is full of events sure to please golfers of any skill level.  Listed below is a description of our primary golf events for men, women, couples and juniors.

Each season we offer a wide variety of tournaments run by the Golf Shop. All tournaments have a nominal entry fee, which with the exception of the Invitational tournaments, is returned to participants in the form of gift certificate prizes for use in the Golf Shop. If you are interested in any of the following events or programs, please call or stop by the Golf Shop for more information or to sign up.

Men’s Programs

Men’s Stag Events 
There is an Opening Day shotgun in early May, and a closing shotgun in September. We offer a weekly event on all other Thursdays, unless there is a tournament. Men do not have to participate in the daily events to play on Thursdays. Except in the case of shotgun starts, all tee times are made at the discretion of the individual players. You may sign up as a foursome or individually. Once per month during the golf season, a themed golf event is available. 

  • April--Chili Cup
  • May--Opening Stag
  • June--Bendelow Stag
  • July--Big Hog Stag
  • August--Walter Hagen Classic
  • September--Closing Stag
  • October--Pro/Superintendent Classic

Thursday 2:15 Drop-In Games
You can always find a game at the last minute on Thursdays.  Sign up in advance or simply show up by 1:30pm.  The Golf Shop will put together foursomes.


Women’s Programs

Women’s Eighteen-Hole Golf Association
The maximum handicap that can be used for competition in the 18-Holers is 44. individual and team competitions are offered, as well as a number of tournaments. For some of these events you can sign up to play and be paired with other members; other events allow you to select your own tee times and pairings. Specific information about the annual program is distributed each spring. A sampling of all women's golf events is listed below:

  • May--Ladies' 18 Hole Opening Day
  • June--Ladies' Invitational
  • July--Senior Women's Championship 
  • August--Ladies' 18 Hole Doe Derby
  • September--Ladies' 18 Hole Closing Banquet

    Tuesday 2:15 Drop-In Games
    You can always find a game at the last minute on Tuesdays.  Sign up in advance or simply show up by 1:30pm.  The Golf Shop will put together foursomes.

    Couples Programs

    Friday Night Twilight Golf
    All twilight golf events are 5:45pm shotguns. You may sign up as a foursome, or you may prefer to use this opportunity to meet new people and sign up as a twosome to be paired with another couple. All skill levels are welcome.  An optional dinner event is available after each twilight.

    Sunday Couples Golf
    On select Sundays starting at 1pm, we encourage couples to come out and golf for fun and prizes. There is usually a minimal charge per couple which also includes food.  


    Other Programs

    Holiday Scrambles
    The Golf Shop offers a morning scramble tournament on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Each event is handicapped and includes a breakfast buffet prior to the shotgun start. Members may make their own foursomes or have the Golf Shop pair them.

    Junior Program
    The Traverse City Golf & Country Club Junior Program is open to children or grandchildren of golf members, ages 5 to 15. The junior program begins with a day camp in June and continues on select Wednesday evenings and/or Friday mornings until August.