BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORT The Alpine Course
Michigan Golf Course Review
Boyne features three top notch resort properties with 162 holes of some of the best championship golf in northern Michigan, all available for public play.
With designs by renowned architects Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills along with a course that plays tribute to Donald Ross, Boyne has received high
recognition from national publications including Golf, Golf Digest, Golf for Women, Michigan Golfer - with several layouts listed in Golfweek's Top 100
Resort Courses in the Country. For information on the property as well as info on golf packages, visit the Properties' website by clicking here.
Boyne Mountain Resort features two award winning championship courses - The Alpine and Monument layouts. The 5,000 acre resort includes a variety
of accommodations from standard rooms to suites and condos, situated right at the base of the mountain. The Solace Spa is - in our opinion, the top
destination spa in the Midwest. Treatments of all types (19 treatment rooms) are available, with guests also able to enjoy top notch exercise equipment,
steam, sauna and whirlpool facilities. Other recreational facilities include an indoor/outdoor pool with hot tubs, tennis courts, lawn games, and the exciting
Avalanche Bay indoor water park - with separate fees for resorts guests and the general public. A variety of dining facilities are on property, and guests
also have access to the Beach House restaurant - located adjacent to the golf facilities (open for lunch and dinner). There also is a sandy beach with jet
skis and watercraft rentals available, just across from the golf courses. For more info on the resort, visit our page for Boyne Mountain Resort with direct link to their website by clicking here
The clubhouse at Boyne Mountain features a pro shop that services both courses. There also are locker rooms with showers plus dry saunas for men and
women. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, 3 putting greens and 2 separate sand bunker short game areas. Guests that stay at the beach
front Deer Lake Villas have easy access to the 9- hole natural grass putting course that is situated next to the Beach House clubhouse and nearby lake.
There are five sets of tee boxes on the Alpine Course, that play to distances and slopes measuring 7056 yards/136 slope, 6865 yards/134 slope, 6491
yards/127 slope, 6035 yards/122 slope and 5062 yards with a slope of 115 from the front tees. Seven holes have water in play and there are 72 sand
bunkers situated near the landing zones off the tee or greenside.
There are some fairly tight, tree lined fairways especially on the front side, but golfers of all skill levels should be able to enjoy a fair and fun golf
experience, on a design that has no residential buildings along its secluded, rolling terrain. Elevated tees await golfers on several holes, including the par
five 5th and beautifully sculpted par five 8th. The finishing hole is a memorable one - a long par five with a pond in front of the tee and another water
hazard that demands a carry to the green complex.
The Alpine Course is a good challenge for scratch golfers from the two back sets of tees, but is perhaps the most playable design of the Boyne properties,
for players from the three alternate sets. The three final holes do present forced carries on the approaches - but there is ample bailout room. Study the
yardage guide that is complimentary for green fee paying guests - it is helpful. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to the Boyne website by clicking here.