Quarry #9 ,Bay Harbor Golf Club

BOYNE Golf has long been synonymous with golf in Michigan. Its ten premier golf courses offer great variety, while the location provides long days with ideal summer golf weather. It began in 1966 when founder Everett Kircher hired renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Heather course opened to critical acclaim and is still considered a classic, being awarded the National Golf Course Owners Course of the Year for 2019!

Three additional courses at Boyne Highlands led readers to rate it as the country’s “Number 1 Golf Resort for Value” in 2017. The Arthur Hills course offers wide fairways and fascinating green complexes. The signature 13th hole offers a 400 foot elevation change from tee to the green below and a view over 4,000 acres you may have seen on Big Break X on The Golf Channel. The Donald Ross Memorial allows you to experience courses that have hosted three Ryder Cups, eight U.S. Amateurs, 11 PGA Championships and 14 U.S. Opens on a single layout! The original design plans were obtained for each of the hole to ensure authenticity for this “greatest hits” compilation. On The Moor, club selection and shot placement are keys to success!

The 32-acre training facility at Boyne Highlands speaks volumes of BOYNE’s commitment to improving your game and is utilized by the award winning BOYNE Golf Academy. Take the opportunity to stop by The Ross Golf Center where their PGA staff combines the technology of TrackMan and GEARS System to improve your game and your fun on the course!

A short drive south brings you to Bay Harbor Golf Club on Lake Michigan. Designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, the three 9-hole courses are typically played in pairs that allow for unrivaled variety and a rewarding experience for players of all skill levels.

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Boyne Highlands Resort

The Links is situated along miles of shoreline with incomparable beauty, reminiscent of Ireland’s famous seaside courses. The cliff-top, par-five seventh hole has been named one of the world’s 500 best holes by GOLF Magazine. The Preserve features stately trees towering over native grasses, wild flowers and wetlands. Its par-three ninth hole emerges from the forest to a breathtaking coastline setting that leaves a lasting impression.

The Quarry winds its way through an immense, abandoned shale quarry. Impressive gorges surrounded by stone cliffs, natural ponds and a gentle waterfall are hallmarks. The island green and spectacular views of Lake Michigan on the Quarry’s 8th hole are sure to dominate post-round conversation.

Crooked Tree Golf Club sits across U.S. 31 and is carved through centuries-old hardwoods on bluffs high above Bay Harbor.

Nearby is the Inn at Bay Harbor, a Marriot Autograph Collection hotel honored with an Editor’s Choice Award by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the Americas.

Finally, a short drive inland brings golfers to Boyne Mountain. A 10-minute cart ride to the top of the mountain takes you to the first tees of The Alpine and The Monument courses. Both courses play back down the mountain and showcase their spectacular mountainside setting with breathtaking views of Deer Lake.

Beyond golf, BOYNE’s unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay–Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, and adventure sport venues. They are supported by lakeside resort towns Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Petoskey…all a short drive from historic Mackinac Island.

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