In the news this week: Boyne Golf in Northern Michigan Reopens; Honma releases its first North American-led product line; Charlie Rymer will host a tournament in Myrtle Beach; the June edition of Michigan Golf Journal is out; Horsehoe Bay Resort in Texas Features $100 Million Renovation
BOYNE Golf – Midwest’s Largest Golf Resort Is Open
Petoskey, MI – BOYNE Golf resumed operations May 29 at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Highlands Resort, the Inn at Bay Harbor and all ten BOYNE Golf courses.
BOYNE Golf will now be at full golf strength with its final five golf courses opening along with a variety of restaurants open for seated dining at all three resorts. Golf courses include The Donald Ross Memorial and The Moor courses at Boyne Highlands, The Monument course at Boyne Mountain, as well as Links/Quarry and Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club. Two people will also be allowed to ride in golf carts together. (You can find GolfBlogger’s Boyne Golf Course Reviews as well as other Michigan Golf Course Reviews at the link.)
During the down time, the Boyne team has reviewed all resort operations and have modified them to ensure that guests will still get the exceptional, friendly and personalized service, while minimizing exposure and maintaining safety. Social distancing will be implemented in all public areas; and there will continue to be heightened cleaning and sanitizing across all areas.
Escape and Experience a BOYNE Golf Package
Golfers looking for a great golfing road trip following weeks of sheltering at home should check out the “Play It Your Way” golf package. This includes two-nights lodging and four rounds of golf built your way.
Stay at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Highlands Resort or Crooked Tree Cottages any night through June 26 as part of this limited time offer. Two nights and four rounds start at only $236 per person at Boyne Mountain, $286 per person at Boyne Highlands or $408 per person at Crooked Tree Cottages.
Deal ends Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm. Mention code: TIMETOGOLF when booking.
TR20: Honma’s First North American Led Product Line
Japan-based Honma moves into the North American market with the release of its TR20 (short for “Tour Release 2020”) line of irons and drivers. Honma is known internationally for its finely crafted clubs with luxe aesthetics and materials.
The TR20 drivers are a carbon clamshell – the entire outer crown and sole are made of carbon, while the underside of the crown is ribbed to reduce weight and increase strength – that sits on top of a very thin titanium frame eliminating vibration and the variable face thickness increasing face repulsion and COR for more initial ball speed.
The TR20P is a player’s distance iron with forged steel body and thin L-cup face help generate ball speed, while a co-forged tungsten piece in the cavity lends forgiveness – as does a slightly wider sole.
The TR20V is traditional one-piece cavity back, forged from soft carbon steel that features a slightly shorter blade length and thin topline
Inaugural Saintnine Shootout, Hosted By Charlie Rymer, To Be Played in Myrtle Beach in Sept. 5-6
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Plantation Will Host 36-Hole Event
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The inaugural Saintnine Shootout, a 36-hole event hosted by Charlie Rymer, will be played Sept. 5-6 at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, two of the Myrtle Beach area’s premier layouts. Read GolfBlogger’s Caledonia Golf and Fish Club Review at the link.
Entry into the Saintnine Shootout, which is capped at 120 players, is just $175 and includes two rounds of golf, a dozen Saintnine U-Pro golf balls and shoulder wraps from Sparms Sun Protection. The two-day individual outing will offer players the opportunity to participate in a variety of cash games.
Saintnine, founded in 2012, is a golf ball manufacturer owned by Nexen Tire, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world.
June Edition of Michigan Golf Journal Is Out
The June edition of Michigan Golf Journal has been released. You can read it online at the link.
Horseshoe Bay Resort Reopens to Guests in Scenic Texas Hill Country Setting
$100 Million in Recent Golf, Hotel, Restaurant, Clubhouse Upgrades on Full Display
Texas’ Horseshoe Bay Resort officially re-opened Friday, May 29 in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on re-opening businesses across Texas.
Horseshoe Bay’s reopening features a $100 million renovation that includes four re-energized golf courses, completely upgraded guest rooms, expanded conference space, a reimagined luxury spa, and brand-new restaurant concepts in the hotel tower, yacht club and Whitewater entertainment complex. Soon, the Central Texas resort’s expansive $100+ million renovation project will culminate with the opening of the spectacularly redesigned Cap Rock clubhouse in the coming months.
GOLF AT HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
All three of Horseshoe Bay’s Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designs now showcase updates. A classic Central Texas Hill Country golf experience, the scenic Apple Rock course has fresh, artful touches that include new Bentgrass greens, larger greens, plenty of renovated and scaled-down bunkers, re-shaped and leveled tee boxes, improved irrigation, and additional stone retaining walls along water hazards to improve aesthetics. Golf Digest’s “Best New Resort Course” in 1986 retains some of the most picturesque views in Texas.
Meanwhile, Slick Rock — the first of the resort’s Jones layouts to open– underwent similar renovations, and the acclaimed Ram Rock was restored to match Jones’ original vision with enlarged greens, re-contoured and smaller bunkers, and significantly more playability.
Summit Rock, Horseshoe Bay’s members-only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, now has improved bunkers that drain more efficiently and look more aesthetically pleasing. Fabric liners in all of the bunkers were replaced with capillary concrete liners — a superior, state-of-the-art substructure that enhances the playing experience. A unique 50/50 blend of sand— half that arrives by train from California and half from a local source in San Antonio— give Summit Rock an enhanced look plus improved playability.
HOTEL LOBBY AND J’S RESTAURANT AND BAR
As part of a significant renovation to Horseshoe Bay Resort’s 249-room Tower Hotel first floor and lobby is the reimagining of its popular first-floor restaurant as an authentic Texas barbeque smokehouse. Dubbed “The Baddest Barbeque in Hill Country,” J’s Restaurant and Bar offers guests refined Texas barbeque and authentic Hill Country cuisine, featuring slow-cooked fare from the renowned Bad Donkey Barbeque. J’s Bar is an ideal spot to gather for happy hour or a post-day drink, while J’s Patio offers al fresco dining overlooking the Tower Pool. For a period of time, J’s and the resort’s other restaurants will have well-defined and clearly-communicated measures in place for carry-out service, social distance and guest safety.
In the coming months, Cap Rock, the shared clubhouse facility for both the Apple Rock and Ram Rock courses, will unveil a finely appointed indoor meeting pavilion and golf shop, along with a luxury swim park and Pool Pavilion with cabanas.