BOYNE HIGHLANDS RESORT - The Moor Course
Michigan Golf Course Review - A U-tube video is available at the bottom of this 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 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 2018. 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.
The Moor Course Review
The Moor, Ross and Hill courses share one clubhouse, which features a nicely stocked pro shop, restaurant/lounge with lunch items, adjacent snack shop (breakfast
sandwiches are available), plus locker rooms with showers for men and women. Practice facilities include a spacious, targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker,
plus multiple putting greens. Each course utilizes the color coded pin placement system, with red indicating front, white - middle and yellow the back of the green. 100, 150 and
200 yard blocks on located the fairways and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green on all par fours and fives. All tee boxes also have posted measurements.
There are six sets of tee boxes on the Moor, that play to distances and slopes measuring 6850 yards/144 slope, 6597 yards/136 slope, 6236 yards/133 slope, 6043 yards/130
slope for men and 136 slope for women, 5764 yards/124 slope and 5099 yards with a slope of 127 from the forward tees for women. Fifty-five soft sand bunkers are strategically
positioned greenside or near the landing zones off the tee, and water hazards come into play on 11 of the holes. The green complexes on this course vary in size and shape, but
many slope from back to front and are quick rolling with subtle breaks. The landing zones off the tee are generally ample, but distance control on the contoured par fours is an
important scoring element.
The Moor is known for its interesting design which features numerous doglegs. The front nine is advantageous for the right handed power fade-hitter, as holes 1, 2, 7 and 9 all
bend from left to right off the tee. The two par fives on the front side dogleg to the left on the approach. The back opens with what we felt was the most challenging hole, a tight
driving par four with a pond situated in front of the green that leaves little room for error. The par five 18th is a great finishing hole, a snaking design with water in play to the left off
the tee and to the right greenside. This is a great design and a lot of fun to play - highly recommended! For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.