Golf courses Michigan Harbor Springs Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club, The Heather

Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club, The Heather

1343 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs, Michigan, 49740
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(231) 526-3000
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (205)
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Detailed description of Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club, The Heather

Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club is a resort, 72 hole golf facility located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. The facility has four 18-hole golf courses, they are, The Heather, Donald Ross Memorial, The Arthur Hills Course, and The Moore.  All of the courses were built at the base of a valley. 

The Heather __________

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1966, The Heather was the first of the four golf courses at Boyne Highlands.

The Heather Course has tree-lined fairways that are wide open.  Playing this course is not unlike being out in the country. 

Brown tees: par-72, 7,143 yards, 75.4 / 147
Purple tees: par-72, 6,647 yards, 72.7 / 143
Orange tees: par-72, 6,207 yards, 70.3 / 139
Green tees: par-72, 5,743 yards, 68.3 / 73.9{M), 130 / 137(W)
Silver tees: par-72, 4,845 yards, 64.0 / 68.6(M), 120 / 123(W)

This course has been reviewed 2 times
Golf Course ranker Photo
Jackson, MI

Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2019 at 5:30 PM

This Heather is the last course we're playing on this golf getaway weekend. Our original tee time was around 3pm but a 2.5hr rain storm cancelled all tee times. At 5:30pm, myself and John from Detroit were the only ones that decided to give it one more try. With each of us having our own cart, we finished at 8:15pm before the mist turned into rain. Even with rain soften conditions, fairways rolled out nicely with greens holding all shots. This 1966 RTJ designed course can hold is own with six (6) tees 7,143yd down to 4,845yds on this 36/36 Par layout. Many tricked up dogleg yardages, that force you to work the driver Left or Right to keep in in the fairway. Fair and generous landing areas if you pick the correct tee for your driver length. We chose the Orange tees (3,050yd/3,157yd) as our 210yd drives fell into the player friendly area to make it more enjoyable. Many tree lined fairways that seemed more narrow than they looked. A lot of the greens were well protected by front sand traps or elevated that screwed with your range finder. Can't really describe any hole as standing out but the #18 straightaway 415yd par 4 that has 2nd shot to carry 180+ yards of water in front of green. Narrow grass bailout to LH side and large sand trap behind green is very inviting the water isn't to forgiving. Playing tip from John on #18 was play 2 clubs more and I thanked him for that tip.....after hitting the front of the green. Playing speed golf seemed to help my score by shooting 37/39 w/31putts and John shot 39/39 w/36 putts with lots of "Great Shot" shared between us. This again is a must play if you're in the area.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Expensive and worth it
Condition of Course, Pace of Play, Food/ Bar facilities, Difficulty, Ambiance, Staff, Pro Shop, Layout, No Houses on Course, Clubhouse
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 029602
Golf Course ranker Photo, Richard Burgett
Traverse City, MI

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2008 at 2pm

PRo shop stated greens werer an 11. at best a 9.5 and at worst a 6.5, I never blew any putt past the hole. Greens make or break a course in my book. THe Heather is broken.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
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Rank ID # : 004067
Based on 2 reviews
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