Michigan’s Boyne Resorts Offer All-Inclusive, Unlimited Golf Escapes

A view of Little Traverse Bay, off Lake Michigan from Boyne Resorts's Crooked Tree just outside Petosky.
A view of Little Traverse Bay, off Lake Michigan from Boyne Resorts’s Crooked Tree just outside Petosky.

Michigan’s Boyne Resorts Offer All-Inclusive, Unlimited Golf Escapes:

If you’re looking for a summer golf getaway, it will be difficult to find a better destination than Northern Michigan. Admiring Michigan’s golf offerings, Gary Player once said “Michigan is the home of golf in America.”

For more than thirty years, Boyne Resorts in Northern Michigan have offered a “Great Escape Golf Vacation,” attracting players on extended-stay trips. Boyne Resorts now offers three resorts, with ten courses.

This summer, Boyne’s Great Escape offers five-nights lodging at Boyne Highlands Resort or Boyne Mountain Resort (Sunday check-in/Friday check-out), welcome reception, gift package, breakfasts and dinners daily, UNLIMITED golf on seven of BOYNE Golf’s championship courses (Boyne Mountain-The Monument, The Alpine, Boyne Highlands-The Moor, Donald Ross Memorial, Arthur Hills, The Heather, and Crooked Tree Golf Club), as well as preferred pricing at Boyne’s flagship property, Bay Harbor Golf Club.

In addition, golfers also have the option to custom-build the package. They can select which golf courses to play, where to dine (including Boyne Country Club, Bay Harbor Golf Club or Young American’s Dinner Theatre), obtain Odawa Casino gaming vouchers, merchandise packages, spa treatments, custom club fitting, and instruction. It all can be built into a one week Great Escape.
The package pricing starts at $895 per person, and runs for 19 weeks during the golf season from May 7 through Sept. 15.

The eighteenth at The Heather is a 451 yard par 4. This shot was taken in the late evening.

I have had the pleasure of playing several of Boyne’s courses, including The Heather (a Robert Trent Jones course), The Moor, Crooked Tree and Bay Harbor. All offered some of the best golf I’ve played in Michigan. Read my reviews at the links.

I have not had the chance to stay at any of the Boyne resort properties, but have heard nothing but good things about them. In addition to the golf, the Boyne Mountain resort features the Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, junior golf camps, and various kid golf programs.

Surrounding towns such as Petosky, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs offer an even greater variety of vacation activities, including spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, watersports, gaming, microbreweries, wineries, hiking, biking, tennis, zip-lining, shopping and more.

And, in the height of summer, the days are wonderfully long. I’ve played golf as early as 6 am, and finished my last rounds on some nights at 10 pm, with enough light left to still see the hole. With unlimited golf, I’ll bet a dedicated golf group could get in 54 holes a day.

The all-inclusive deals seem like a pretty good way to spend a week. If you haven’t played golf in Northern Michigan, you should.

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