Sep 20, 2021

BOYNE Golf Awarded Distinguished Golf Destinations Honor

Northern Michigan golf destination earns recognition from BoardRoom magazine and Forbes Travel

Petoskey, MI – BOYNE Golf, one of the largest golf and resort attractions in North America, has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Golf Destination award, as determined by the Annual Distinguished Golf Destinations award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide.

“On behalf of BoardRoom magazine in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide, we’d like to congratulate BOYNE Golf for earning Distinguished Golf Destination status,” says John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine, “Special recognition also goes out to the entire BOYNE Golf staff for their efforts in providing an exceptional golf experience.”

For fine resorts, semi-private, daily fee, and public courses that operate at the highest standards, BoardRoom magazine’s entirely merit-based Distinguished Golf Destinations award program uses a facility-specific rating system that recognizes the facility, its management, and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and validation process that distills and measures a facility’s Exceptional Golf Experience. As such, the rating system used is completely unique, and with it, resorts, semi-private, daily fee, and public courses now have the means to identify the top facilities based on the most important aspect: Exceptional Golf Experience -- that special combination of qualities it provides golfers from service to facilities to staff and management to intangibles.

The Distinguished Golf Destination award is the most prestigious and valuable designation a resort, semi-private, daily fee or public course can achieve. Through this renowned program, BoardRoom magazine has brought its profound knowledge of the golf industry and its extensive study of member experience at private clubs and made it available to resorts, semi-private, daily fee and public courses.

“It’s an absolute honor,” says Bernie Friedrich, Senior Vice President of Golf at BOYNE Resorts. “Everyone in the industry is familiar with how esteemed this list is. And the award validates everything we do here and the steps we take to make BOYNE a top-rated golf resort and destination.”

BOYNE Golf consists of three resort destinations with 10 courses, all within a 45-minute drive of one another. Beyond the world-class golf, Boyne is centered amid one of America’s most beautiful vacation spots. The scenic Lake Michigan beach towns of Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey are minutes away, and a side trip to Mackinac Island is easily managed. Guests can enjoy award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, watersports, gaming, microbreweries, wineries, hiking, biking, tennis, zip-lining, shopping and more capped by the spectacular Northern Michigan sunsets.

About BoardRoom magazine and Distinguished Clubs

For 25 years, BoardRoom magazine’s been the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors and has a strategic relationship with the PGA of America. Published in print and digital formats, and shipped to 27 countries, it’s been informing and educating private club leadership, resorts and management companies on key issues facing the industry through its Distinguished Clubs award program and is considered the most respected and influential magazine in the private club industry. The magazine developed the award program to recognize and share what it is that distinguished clubs do differently -- with the specific goal of improving the member experience at every private club, and thereby helping to preserve the institution of private clubs for many future generations.

About BOYNE Golf

Boyne Resorts have been recognized among the “Top 100 Resorts” by GOLF Magazine, the “Best Resorts in the Americas” by Golf Digest, and as a Distinguished Golf Destination by BoardRoom Magazine and Forbes Travel.

The Inn at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Golf Club, Boyne’s flagship properties, feature 45-holes including three golf course combinations designed by Arthur Hills (Links/Quarry, Quarry/Preserve, and Preserve/Links), and the scenic Crooked Tree Golf Club, with one of the most beautiful and iconic hotels in America, all set along a scenic five-mile stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline.

The Highlands, rated the No. 1 Golf Resort for Value by, features 72 holes of premier golf design. The Heather, the 2019 NGCOA Course of the Year, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., while the Hills Course was crafted by Arthur Hills. In addition, the resort features The Donald Ross Memorial, which is a rendition of the legendary architect’s great holes from around the country, and The Moor, which has recently been upgraded. The Highlands is the perfect buddy trip destination for golfers who like to play as many holes as they can during the long summer daylight hours northern Michigan features.

Boyne Mountain not only features two fun 18-hole courses (The Monument and Alpine), along with the charming Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa, it is also the leading family friendly golf destination in the region with the Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, junior golf camps, and various kid golf programs. Golf Digest named Boyne Mountain one of its “Top-10 Destinations for Family Golf Trips.”

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