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4.7
46 Reviews (46)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
93.1%
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42 out of 46 reviews
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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4.8
5 Reviews (5)
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5.0
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.8
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5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6845 yards
Slope 146
Rating 73.9
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The Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club (BOYNE)
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/5 Closed: 10/15
Architect Arthur Hills (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
46 Reviews (46)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Elevation Changes 7
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 8
A Weekend Splurge 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
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Links / Quarry Course at Bay Harbor is Outstanding

What a great combo of nines this is. With the dunes and cliff-top setting, it's the closest thing to Ballybunion (Ireland) that I've found in the midwest. No. 7 on the Links, in particular, stands out as a stellar par-5 with amazing scenery. On the Quarry side, the path through an old shale quarry is truly unique. Hopefully you can time it to hit No. 9 when the sun is setting over the lake. I will definitely be visiting again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Links / Quarry Courses at Bay Harbour

Excellent courses with some of the best water views in the U.S. Loved the dunes, reminds me of Ireland. We played 36. We like it so much we played 36 again the following day. Really great customer care. Loved the whole experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Drama on the Great Lakes

Dunes, cliffs and a quarry. Amazing setting for a golf course. Michigan offers up some wonderful golfing options, but I only recently became aware of just how good this venue is. Combined with a few nights at the Inn at Bay Harbor and you've got a great vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

wow, magnificient views

Great course, we have seen a lot of courses around the states and thoses two nine are unique and different. Have to think over at every hole. Always different. Conditions could have been better since the fairways and greens have been under "aeration condition". Could be too difficult for beginners. Challenging for intermediate and exoerience golfer women inclued. We will be back for sure! One of our top ten on our listing.a must play when visiting Michigan.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course but poor service lessoned experience

Played 36 holes with large group as part of ryder cup style tournament.

Links/Quarry - Links 9 is most enjoyable and very memorable. 4 holes along Lake Michigan. Can be major challenge when wind blowing, very scoreable when calm. Quarry is very unique. Couple gimmicky holes but fun overall. #8 is one of best par 3s you'll play anywhere.

Preserve/Links - Preserve is nothing special but a nice complement when playing Links.

Only combo that is worth money is Links/Quarry. Course conditions did not disappoint.

Service was awful. It was clear Bay Harbor wants to be private club and treats non-members differently. We played 48 rounds on course that day and with other high-end resorts they treat groups with utmost courtesy and appreciation. At Bay Harbor throughout the day we were treated with disdain by entire staff from ranger, driving range staff and pro shop (only exception was cart lady).

Examples - club wanted to charge $3/golfer for scorecard assistance (first time in 10 years running event a club/resort I've encountered that). Another course under Boyne did not charge for service. Group was warned about pace of play at least 1/2 dozen times...before we tee'd off. No effort to show any type of appreciation for amount of $ we brought to club.

Great course (Links/Quarrry combo), worthy of Top 10 ranking in State. But compared to other great resorts in Michigan probably not worth the $.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course along Lake Michigan

Made it up to North Michigan while visiting for work. Managed to get a "cheap" rate - $115 on a weekend at Bay Harbor which I had looked up and noticed was ranked a top 10 course in Michigan by Golfweek/Golf Digest.

Anyway, the course itself is beautiful and well manicured. The Preserve 9 plays like a wooded prototypical Michigan course whereas the Links 9 plays like the Scottish coast with winds whipping around and greens that run hard towards the water.

I think the course is a good test of skill but would have liked to see more from a course in this price category. First, the three 9s that make up Bay Harbor are part of a resort property and many guests like myself are playing the course for the first time. I would have benefited greatly from a GPS on my cart and would have hired a caddie if offered. Additionally, I had to wait for a place to hit balls while on the practice tee. I understand that there are also members at this semi-private property but when folks are dropping $300 per round on a weekend this should never happen. Finally, I got lost on my way to the first tee at the Preserve. They have a colored line system that helps you get to the various tees but I was camped out apparently at the wrong hole for about 10 minutes waiting on another group on the Quarry 9 only to be told I was at the wrong place. I missed playing with my prescribed group and ended up playing as a single. Normally, I like playing as a single but this kept me from enjoying the course a little bit as I was simply playing the course and not necessarily enjoying the extras that I was paying for.

All things considered, this is a fabulous property that I would love to come back to. However, I would not pay more than $150 to play here. For perspective, it costs $450 to play 18 at Pebble and this is not Pebble. Get some of the GPS carts so folks can see the course layout, layups, etc. and reduce the price to $100-$200 per round and it will be perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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