Bay Harbor Golf Club

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Bay Harbor Golf Club Est. 1997

Photos Bay Harbor Golf Club

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

The wonderfully scenic Bay Harbor Golf Club, which looks out onto Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay, is home to a 27-hole championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Michigan. All three nines (Links, Quarry and Preserve) run parallel with the Bay, but it's the Links-Quarry combination that generally garners the highest accolades.

The nine-hole loop of the Links course serves-up many stunning bay views, as well as an excellently crafted collection of testing golf holes ... many of them directly bayside. The very contrasting Quarry-nine has its own take on dramatic and scenic holes. Much of this nine is laid out in a former quarry, where testing par-4s will challenge your accuracy from the tees and your approaches to the greens. The closing duo, like several holes on the Links-nine, offer wonderful vistas as you play directly alongside the bay.

Although played away from the clubhouse in a predominantly tree-lined parkland setting, the Preserve-nine also closes out with a scenic bayside hole, the short par-4 9th. This scenic, frequently dramatic, and always challenging course is a must play if you are in the area.

List of courses in Michigan (Lower Peninsula)

Map of courses in Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Bay Harbor Golf Club
5800 Coastal Ridge Drive,
Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Michigan 49770
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +1 (800) 462 6963 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (231) 439 4028

  +1 (231) 439 4065

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf Pro
Rob Fuhrman (Head Golf Professional)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 27 holes. Links, quarry & parkland styles.
Undulating terrain - golf carts compulsory.
Surroundings: Links-nine: duneland, seaside (Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan) and limited residential. Quarry-nine: former quarry, residential and seaside. Preserve-nine: woodland, wetland and limited residential.
Designer: Arthur Hills & Steven Forrest in collaboration with Stephen Kircher.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6827 5936 4319
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.0 69.8 67.4
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Links-Quarry combination. At 3352 yds from the back tees, the Preserve-nine is similar in length to the other two nines.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

5 mi W of Petoskey / 14 mi S of Harbor Springs.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (June thru' mid-Sept): $317. Dynamic pricing applies. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' mid-Oct).  Must book in advance.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent (including a double-ended driving range)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

Bay Harbor is a member of the Boyne Resorts collection of year-round mountain and golf resorts, based in northern Lower Michigan. The resorts provide a total of nine championship golf courses: Bay Harbor (27-holes) located 5 mi W of Petoskey; Boyne Highlands (Heather, Hills, Ross & Moor courses) located 5 mi NE of Harbor Springs; Boyne Mountain (Alpine & Monument courses) located 6 mi SE of Boyne City; Hidden River Golf & Casting Club located 14 mi NE of Petoskey; Crooked Tree GC located located 4 mi W of Petoskey.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: Links/Quarry combination - 72nd best public course in the USA; 15th best course in Michigan.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses


The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (45.362670)
Longitude: (-85.058695)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort 
3600 Village Harbor Dr, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 (231) 439 4000

The Inn at Bay Harbor, a Marriott Renaissance Golf & Spa Resort, stands on the shore of Lake Michigan. Here you'll find a fresh, inspired destination, conceived in the spirit of the great turn-of-the-century lakeside hotels that defined the golden age of vacationing on Lake Michigan. The resort features The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor, a private Lake Michigan waterfront and an outdoor swimming pool for summer use, while nearby are 45 holes of championship golf (Bay Harbor and Crooked Stick) and a marina in the village of Bay Harbor.

Golf at this hotel No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Crooked Tree; Bay Harbor
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles Boyne Highlands; Boyne Mountain; True North (private).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Petoskey 
1751 US 131 South, Petoskey, MI 49770
+1 (231) 487 0991

This new Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located off Hwy 131 and offers easy access to ski resorts, golf courses, casino, wineries and the charming lakeside town of Petoskey. A complimentary stretch-limo is available to take you into downtown Petosky or to other local attractions.

Golf at this hotel No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Crooked Tree; Bay Harbor (6 mi).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles Boyne Highlands; Boyne Mountain; Hidden River; True North (private).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses 5

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
Search this site


Not signed up yet?

Register now

Share us on

   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter

Where2Golf spotlights

US Amateur Championships the world’s oldest women’s amateur championship is hosted at Old Waverly in Mississippi (Aug 5-11), and the men’s second oldest amateur championship at legendary Pinehurst No.2 (Aug 12-18).
(British) Senior Openheads for Royal Lytham & St Anne’s with Miguel Ángel Jiménez defending his title (July 25-28).

Who's Who: 
Shane Lowry: became the fifth Irishman to take home the Claret Jug, and the first to achieve his victory on Irish soil!
Jin Young Kothe rising star in women’s world golf lands her first major championship title at the ANA Inspiration.

Latest golf course reviews
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old course): Top golfers and golf writers have long acknowledged Walton Heath as one of the finest heathland courses in the British Isles. In fact there are two courses here, the Old and New. Read more...
The Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club: provides an excellent Stay & Play opportunity, just a mile out of town from William Shakespear's birthplace in the centre of Stratford. The golf course, laid out in the grounds of a sumptuous stately mansion (now hotel), offers many undulating and stylishly crafted golf holes. Read more...
Royal Ostend Golf Club: represents Belgium’s only real "beside-the-seaside" links golf course (others like Royal Zoute are located a little way inland). Here at Ostend many holes make excellent use of an impressive area of sand dunes. From the long par-4 5th through to the par-5 14th, you play across fabulously open and gently undulating golfing terrain, with few trees, fine sea views and probably a bit of North Sea wind thrown in for good measure.
Koksijde Golf ter Hille Golf Club: on what was previously open farmland, an enjoyable and challenging links-style layout has been crafted. Perhaps the inspiration for Koksijde's new course came from a renowned Harry Colt layout that existed in the 1920s just a couple of kilometres to the west. Read more...
Most popular golf course videos