BOYNE Golf - home to 10 premier courses spanning three resorts in the heart of "America's Summer Golf Capital" - is opening its first four courses for the 2016 season on Friday, April 29.
Arthur Hills at Boyne Highlands Resort, The Alpine at Boyne Mountain Resort, Crooked Tree Golf Club and The Links / The Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club lead the way. BOYNE Golf's other layouts - all within a short distance of each other and in close proximity to Lake Michigan - are opening on a rolling basis over the coming weeks. Friday, May 6
· Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands
· The Moor at Boyne Highlands
· The Monument at Boyne Mountain
Friday, May 13
· The Heather at Boyne Highlands
· The Preserve / The Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club
· The Quarry / The Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club
"Our courses are in fantastic early-season shape and came through winter very well," Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts' senior vice president of golf and resort sales. "It's a special year for BOYNE Golf, with two milestones as The Heather celebrates its 50th anniversary and Bay Harbor Golf Club its 20th year. We're looking forward to a great season."
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., The Heather's debut is widely credited as the spark that started the northern Michigan golf boom. Consistently ranked among the state's Top 20 layouts, The Heather is one of four courses that helped Boyne Highlands rank as the U.S.'s favorite "Golf Resort for Value" in Golf.com's inaugural "Golfers' Choice Awards." A variety of anniversary-themed promotions are planned, the first of which is $50 rounds on The Heather on June Thursdays after 1 p.m. Visit this link to book: www.boyne.com/golf/Heather50 (Promo Code: Heather50th). The specials are being complemented by the return of popular stay-and-play packages at all three properties like "Play the Bay" and the "Great Escape Golf Vacation." BOYNE Golf's academy is once again offer a full menu of instruction programming, including its new Power Clinic, which focuses on techniques to hit the ball further off the tee. Other innovative highlights for 2016 include the return of GolfBoards to Boyne Highlands and 140 new state-of-the-art EZ-GO carts at Boyne Highlands (80) and Boyne Mountain (60). With courses designed and inspired by renowned architects like Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Arthur Hills and Donald Ross, BOYNE Golf's three flagship resorts offer experiences to suit players of all ages and abilities.
Boyne Highlands Resort
· Arthur Hills (18) - Tumbling terrain and wide fairways deliver enjoyment for all skill levels
· Donald Ross Memorial (18) - Replicates classic, memorable holes created by namesake
· The Heather (18) - Flawlessly-conditioned Robert Trent Jones design appeals to purists
· The Moor (18) - Traditional layout highlighted by a variety of dogleg holes
The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort
· Bay Harbor Golf Club
The Links (9) - Setting on windswept cliffs along coastline evokes game's ancient roots
The Preserve (9) - Tree-lined holes dominate before dramatic lakefront finish
The Quarry (9) - Distinctively nestled in abandoned shale quarry
· Crooked Tree Golf Club (18) - Recently redesigned Nos. 16-18 enhance playability and charm
· The Alpine (18) - Fun and fair; annual host of Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions
· The Monument (18) - Panoramic vistas combine with hole-by-hole tribute to golf history
Beyond golf, BOYNE's unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay - Michigan's largest indoor waterpark, and adventure sport venues. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all a short drive from Mackinac Island. Following in Hemingway's footsteps, taking in the famous northern Michigan sunsets, enjoying the casino and exploring acclaimed microbreweries like Petoskey Brewing mean golf isn't the only game in town. More information: www.BOYNEGolf.com, info@BOYNE.com, 844.634.5315
About BOYNE Golf
BOYNE Golf offers the largest collection of courses (10) in the Midwest shared among three resorts in northwest Michigan's Petoskey area: Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, and The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort in Bay Harbor. Golfers play up to 72 holes daily thanks to the region's long daylight hours and ideal temperatures. With courses suited to a wide range of playing abilities, accommodations for every taste and budget, world-class amenities and memorable off-resort attractions, BOYNE is a premier destination for vacationing golfers, families and meeting planners.