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BOYNE 1-800-GO-BOYNE

BOYNE HIGHLANDS RESORT Heather Course

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Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

General Information

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 Highlands Resort - Heather Course
Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

Boyne Highlands Resort features four world-class designer courses - the Robert Trent Jones Heather Course, The Moor, The Ross, and The Hills. Also on property are the Boyne Golf Academy and the traditional facilities of the Country Club of Boyne, as well as a par three course (lit for night play), a unique putting course, plus the First Tee of Boyne Highlands. Membership opportunities - which include a Members-only course and 6 other layouts, swimming, tennis, dining and spa facilities, are being promoted in 2008. The resort amenities include nearly 400 hotel rooms and suites designed on over 3,500 acres of natural and manicured settings. Activities include a fitness area and wellness center, swimming pool and hot tubs, chairlift rides, hiking, biking, croquet, badminton, tennis courts and various dining options. For more info on the resort, visit our page for Boyne Highlands with direct link to their website by clicking here.

Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

Heather Course Review

The Heather Course at Boyne Highlands features its own clubhouse with nicely stocked pro shop, plus a snack shop serving hot and cold sandwiches. The resort restaurant is close by - with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available. Also on property is a practice green plus grass range with target greens that play up the mountain. On course yardage markers are posted at 100, 150, and 200 yards with sprinkler heads also measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags indicate the day's front, middle or back hole locations.

Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course
Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

There are five sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 7143 yards/147 slope, 6647 yards/143 slope, 6207 yards/1139 slope, 5743 yards/130 slope and 4845 yards with a slope of 123 from the forward tees for women. As these ratings indicate, the Heather is a formidable challenge. Golfers will encounter 60 soft sand bunkers and water hazards that come into play on 9 holes.

Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course
Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

The fairways are rolling and tree lined with frequent doglegs, but usually have ample landing zones. Many of the green complexes are raised, undulating and well protected by sand traps. Players will need a full array of short game shots to score well here. The secluded setting with scenic vistas of the surrounding hillsides makes for a peaceful round. There are some gorgeous golf holes - with none better than the closing par four. From 451 yards out this finishing hole plays downhill with a lake in the middle of he fairway that is reachable off the tee. The approach is daunting - all carry over the hazard.

Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course
Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

The Heather is a beautiful and challenging course. In 2008, fore-caddies are required on weekends from 6:30 to 8:30 am, and both walking caddies and fore-caddies are available seven days a week. For more info on the Heather, visit our page for the course with direct link to their website by clicking here.

Boyne Highlands Resort - Heather Course

 

 

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