Boyne adds Maine resort golf course to portfolio

Boyne adds Maine resort golf course to portfolio

Text: Greg Johnson 

Boyne Resorts, parent company and owner of Sunday River Country Club in Newry, Maine, has entered into an agreement to operate the nearby Sunday River Golf Club as of May 2019. 

The award-winning course is located near the resort’s Jordan Hotel and will be an addition to the summer activity offerings like chairlift rides, disc golf, ziplines, hiking, kayaking and archery.

“We intend to use the wealth of knowledge available through the Boyne Resorts family to operate the Sunday River Golf Club to top standards,” Bernie Friedrich, senior vice-president of golf operations and resort sales for Boyne said in a press release.

The 18-hole championship Sunday River course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and offers dramatic elevation changes, stunning mountain views, a log-built clubhouse and a mountainside practice facility.

Boyne already operates an award-winning Jones Jr. design in Michigan at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. The Heather is one of Michigan’s top golf courses and was the National Golf Course Owners Association’s 2019 Golf Course of the Year.

Sunday River Golf Club has been previously named the No. 1 course in Maine by Golfweek and Golf Advisor and has been featured in Golf magazine’s Top 100 Courses You can Play.

Sunday River joins a Boyne portfolio of offerings that comprise the Monument and Alpine at Boyne Mountain,  the three nine-hole layouts at Bay Harbor and Crooked Tree in Petoskey, and four at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, including The Heather, the Donald Ross Memorial, the Arthur Hills course and The Moor. Boyne also owns and operates Big Sky Golf Course in Montana and Sugarloaf Golf Club in Maine.

Sunday River Resort is located near Bethel Village in western Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains and is a four-season destination.

Photography courtesy BOYNE resorts