Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)

Boyne Highlands Resort

1343 Heather Drive,

Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740

  • Office

    +1 (800) 462 6963 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (231) 526 3029
  • Golf pro

    Mike Chumbler (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Front nine: relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk. Back-nine: gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, wetland and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7154
5771
4845
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
68.1
68.7

At the same location:

Boyne Highlands is home to four 18-hole courses. At the resort centre is the HEATHER course (par-72, 7154 yds from back tees, designer Robert Trent Jones Sr, opened 1966). Located 2 mi north of the Heather course and main resort centre, and sharing the same clubhouse are: ARTHUR HILLS course (par-73, 7312 yds, Arthur Hills, 1999); DONALD ROSS MEMORIAL course (par-72, 6814 yds, William Newcomb et al, 1989) and the MOOR course (par-72, 6850 yds, William Newcomb, 1974).

Location

Latitude:

45.470883

Longitude:

-84.933661

How to get there:

5 mi NE of Harbor Springs.

Heather course is located alongside the Boyne Highlands resort centre. The Ross, Hills and Moor courses share the Donald Ross clubhouse, which is located 2 miles further north on Heather Drive.

Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1966

Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course): Located a few miles north of Harbor Springs in Northern Michigan, Boyne Highlands is home to no less than four championship golf courses: the highly rated Heather course, the Arthur Hills, the Donald Ross Memorial course and the Moor layout. With the Robert Trent Jones Jr designed Heather course as the standard bearer, Boyne Highlands is recognised as one of Michigan's best quality golf venues.

The four courses provide a wonderful test for your all-round game with many excellent holes to enjoy. As Boyne's very first golf course, The Heather has stood the test of time as an elite, best of the best, championship course. Playing your shots along wide tree-lined fairways, while manoeuvring your way around sculpted bunkers and daunting water hazards, the Heather boasts a wonderful combination of challenging shots and beautiful scenery.

Stay&Play: onsite accommodation is available in the Boyne Highlands resort (see Where2Stay section below).

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
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  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)
  • Photo of Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' mid-Oct).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (June thru' mid-Sept): $179.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking with caddies is permitted. Caddies available on Heather and Moor courses from late-May thru' mid-August (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Boyne Highlands 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 4 mi W of Petoskey).

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: Heather course rated the 92nd best public course in the USA and 20th best course in Michigan.

Where2Stay

  • Boyne Highlands Resort

    600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

    +1 (231) 526 3000

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    Boyne Highlands boasts a wide variety of lodging options, from townhouses and home rentals to rooms in hotels, lodges and inns. Romantic alpine village rooms with fireplaces are available as well as larger accommodations for groups. The dining options are as many and varied as the accommodations.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Boyne Highlands (Heather course).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Boyne Highlands (Hills, Ross and Moor courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      True North; Crooked Tree; Bay Harbor; Hidden River; Boyne Mtn (26 mi).

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