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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
81.6%
Recommend this course
38 out of 42 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
3.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.4
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6774 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.5
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The Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club (BOYNE)
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/12 Closed: 9/24
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, Grill, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
42 Reviews (42)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 7
A Weekend Splurge 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
First Time Playing

Great Views, Great Course

So this was the first out of a group stay-and-play thru the Highlands. Overall with the 5 courses we played the value was excellent; however, the single play is quite steep—definitely recommended the stay/play, great courses and great room accommodations.

The course was fantastic. Views out there are only matched by a few courses here in Michigan and the overlook onto the approach and green on 18th is spectacular. Zero issues with pace of play and the course is very fair, there just a few holes with construction on-going or nearby otherwise this would be 5/5.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 147
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice starter

Very friendly starter (host)

Play was a little slow due to the foursome I front of us

Course is beautiful

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great option at Bay Harbor

Every 9 at bay harbor is amazing and while I had played Links/Quarry a couple of times, I had never played Preserve before. It is wonderful! The golf is every bit as good as the others, it just lacks some of the views you get on Links/Quarry. It is more traditional up north michigan/tree lined, etc. Don't let that turn you away though, you can often snag a discounted tee time for early or twilight for a routing that includes the Preserve and you will love it. As with all the courses at Bay Harbor, conditioning was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Don't play late in the day.

My wife and planned to play a nice quite 9 holes on the Preserve. When we got to the second hole there was a backup and a group coming down 7 to the shared green between the 2 holes were screaming and laughing. They had tipped their cart over and seemed very drunk. Not what I would expect on a prestigious course. The have starters on this course but they don't seem to care about the pace of play or that people and partying pretty hard on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Good views. Recently aerated and didn’t tell me or provide a discount. Fairways were nice. Definitely not worth the price considering the other options in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Simply spectacular!

Golf courses simply don’t come more beautiful than Bay Harbor.

Links and Quarry are 2 of the most unique nines you’ll ever see.

Must play if in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 324
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time on the Preserve nine

I've played Bay Harbor 4-5 times now but this past summer was my first time including the Preserve nine in my rotation. There are some really different and interesting holes here and Arthur Hills moved a good bit of earth around to create some interest and blind shots. It is generally in the forest the whole time until the par-3 9th hole which plays along the bay. The shot values are pretty close to the other two, more resort-popular nines, which explains why the members play this nine a lot.

The Links nine is very dramatic beginning with an excellent, brawny par 4 that plays out to the bay and doglegs right. The par-5 7th hole is the best at Bay Harbor and arguably among Michigan resort golf.

None of the nines at Bay Harbor are walkable but this layout was built on an exceptionally difficult former industrial area with residential considerations. If you can look past the fact there are some long cart drives between holes this place is as good as it gets in Michigan.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Thanks for the review!

Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Felt like my local forest preserve course for 10x the price

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Unique

When you play a course that gives you images of other courses around the country - that is unique. Couple that with Fall colors and magical shots I had that day - there is nothing better. Better bring your "A" game because you will be challenged and could be frustrating but what the heck, it's like playing in Paradise and what else is better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Open large fairways, beautiful greens, fantastic views,, great staff, can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2019

We are glad you enjoyed The Quarry/Preserve course at Bay Harbor Golf Club and thanks for the "Excellent" Review!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
D C Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Lake Side Course, Lots of Fun

Bay Harbor was designed by one of my favorite designers Arthur Hills. The course is set in beautiful Bay Harbor. The course is part of a collection of three 9s Links, Quarry and Preserve. The Links is routed along Lake Michigan offering outstanding views and lakeside holes on the majority of the nine. You can be easily distracted by the lake views and stunning summer homes but focus while not overly difficult the Links course does require decent approaches and you will often have to carry, water or marsh to reach the green. The Quarry was actually my favorite 9 as you get half of the holes with views or holes with the lake in play or in an Amazing Quarry. The Quarry course offers a fun journey playing golf into a quarry, with tall rock walls framing greens and fairways. My game was challenged and I was stunned by the beauty and conditions, this is a must-play for anyone in Northern Michigan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Tip the caddie

Had a great day. If you have never played with a caddie, spring for it. And don't be macho. Play the correct tees. You will have more fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect

It doesn't get much better. This is a gorgeous course with an impressive layout. It was in superb condition, and only Arcadia Bluffs can compete with the views. I'd only put Arcadia above this one in Michigan as a matter of fact.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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