Home to 10 premier golf courses spanning three resorts, BOYNE has long been synonymous with golf in northern Michigan.
It all started 50 years ago when founder Everett Kircher hired world-famous architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to put Boyne Highlands Resort on the map as more than a ski destination. Typical of Mr. Kircher’s legendary trailblazing ways, The Heather course opened to critical acclaim and to this day is still considered one of the state’s best layouts.
The Heather has since been joined by another nine courses under the BOYNE Golf umbrella, each of which possesses a distinct character and charm. Whether it’s the tumbling terrain of the Arthur Hills course at Boyne Highlands, the panoramic Lake Michigan views afforded by The Links course at Bay Harbor Golf Club, or the family-friendly atmosphere of The Alpine course at Boyne Mountain resort, there’s something for every golfer.
BOYNE’s rich heritage is complemented by a relentless drive to remain on the cutting edge. For example, Golf Boards are available on Boyne Highlands’ Donald Ross Memorial and The Moor courses. A cool alternative to the traditional golf cart, Golf Boards allow golfers to “surf the earth” in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding.
Another state-of-the-art offering is GEARS Golf: the most-advanced full-swing club and body-tracking platform. As the Midwest’s only GEARS location, BOYNE Golf Academy uses the system’s full 3D technology to measure and analyze every swing nuance from address to follow through.
This all-encompassing emphasis on history, technology, and fun is what makes the BOYNE Golf experience so special.
Beyond golf, BOYNE’s unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, adventure sport venues, and Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark known as Avalanche Bay. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns such as Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey, which are all a short drive away from Mackinac Island. Is it any wonder why Golf Digest named BOYNE one of the Top-10 destinations for family golf trips?
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