Boyne Golf Cel­e­brat­ing Two Ma­jor An­niver­saries in 2016

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PE­TOSKEY, MI – BOYNE Golf – home to 11 premier golf cour­ses span­ning three re­sorts in the scenic north­west cor­ner of Michi­gan’s Lower Penin­sula – an­nounces it will cel­e­brate land­mark an­niver­saries for both Boyne High­lands’ The Heather course (50th) and 27hole Bay Har­bor Golf Club (20th) in 2016.

Opened for play in 1966, The Heather was the first BOYNE Golf course and widely cred­ited with start­ing north­ern Michi­gan’s golf course con­struc­tion boom. Robert Trent Jones, Sr., ar­guably the world’s most fa­mous golf course ar­chi­tect at the time, was given the task of de­sign­ing a lay­out to put Boyne High­lands on the map as more than a ski des­ti­na­tion. He suc­ceeded in spades; to this day, The Heather is con­sis­tently ranked among the top 20 cour­ses in Michi­gan.

Thirty years later, the es­tab­lish­ment of Bay Har­bor Golf Club marked the open­ing of a new chap­ter for BOYNE Golf. The byprod­uct of a mas­sive land recla­ma­tion project, Bay Har­bor brought the first lake­side, five-star re­sort golf ex­pe­ri­ence to the re­gion.

Bay Har­bor boasts three dis­tinct nine­hole cour­ses – The Links, The Pre­serve and The Quarry – all de­signed by Arthur Hills. The Links is rem­i­nis­cent of Ire­land’s fa­mous sea­side cour­ses with six holes over­look­ing Lake Michi­gan; The Quarry winds its way through an im­mense, aban­doned shale quarry; and The Pre­serve fea­tures stately trees tow­er­ing over na­tive grasses, wild flow­ers and wet­lands. The 18-hole Links / Quarry com­bi­na­tion is reg­u­larly ranked among the U.S.’s top 100 pub­lic cour­ses by Golf Digest and GOLF Mag­a­zine.

“We’re ex­cited to build on a very suc­cess­ful 2015 sea­son with spe­cial 2016 pro­gram­ming that will com­mem­o­rate both of th­ese mile­stones,” says Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Re­sorts’ se­nior vice pres­i­dent of golf and re­sort sales. “They’re a trib­ute to the strength of the BOYNE brand and our un­wa­ver­ing, decades­long com­mit­ment to bring­ing guests the best in north­ern Michi­gan golf.”

More de­tails re­gard­ing an­niver­sary-themed golf stay-and-play pack­ages, deals and events will be an­nounced in the com­ing months.

Bay Har­bor Golf Club

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