Boyne Golf Celebrating Two Major Anniversaries in 2016
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.