BOYNE 1-800-GO-BOYNE Crooked Tree Golf Club
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.
Crooked Tree Review - All photos in this review are of Crooked Tree Golf Club in Petoskey, located practically across the street from Bay Harbor. This course is designed
beautifully along a very hilly terrain with significant elevation changes from tee to green. To set the tone, the initial four holes all play from elevated tees, with the par four third and
fourth demanding carries over marsh areas to sloping fairways. There is frequently ample landing room off the tee, inviting players of all skills levels to enjoy a round here.
The green complexes vary in size and shape but are generally sloping or undulating, with some double tiered putting surfaces along the way. The par three 2nd is one such
complex and the green on number six is also memorable, as a rock retaining is situated past a creek and in front of the putting surface. There are some spectacular views,
including that on the tee of the par three 8th, which has the shimmering blue of Lake Michigan as its backdrop (photo below).
There are six sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes that measure 6669 yards/139 slope, 6396 yards/135 slope, 6134 yards/133 slope, 5978 yards/132 slope for
men and 139 slope for women, 5396 yards/124 slope for men and 130 slope for women and 45828 yards with a 107 slope for men and a 114 slope for ladies hitting from the
forward tee areas. As the slopes indicate, this is a challenging experience from the two back tees (and for ladies using the green tees), but is very playable from the orange and silver tees.
The yardage marking system includes 150 yard stakes in the middle of the fairways plus yardages posted on cart paths and the fairways of all par fours and fives at 100, 150 and
200 yards. Small markers on the flagsticks indicate the day's front, middle or back hole locations.
The clubhouse features a pro shop and snack area with hot and cold sandwiches. On property is a practice green and targeted grass range. Golfers will enjoy the secluded
environment, with plentiful marsh areas amongst the rolling woodlands. There are 44 sand bunkers scattered throughout the layout, and water hazards come into play on 5 holes.
For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.