BOYNE Golf Names Corey May Head Professional at Crooked Tree Golf Club
Petoskey, Mich. - Northern Michigan’s premier golf experience, BOYNE Golf has promoted Corey May to the role of Head Professional at Crooked Tree Golf Club.
“I am honored to be a part of the BOYNE Golf family and am looking forward to my new role at Crooked Tree Golf Club,” says May. “My experience at The Highlands in nearby Harbor Springs and our sister course Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley, Maine have truly been blessings. The relationships built and the experiences gained will make my transition to Crooked Tree a comfortable one. I am very excited to open the doors for golfers and their families this coming spring.”
Upon graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2014, May immediately became a PGA member and started his career with BOYNE Resorts as the outside operations manager at The Heather, located at The Highlands. From there he ventured eastward for two seasons at Sugarloaf where he was promoted to assistant professional, and then took a similar role back at the The Highlands’ Ross Golf Center in 2017. He’s also overseen Boyne’s 18-hole Country Club of BOYNE Ladies Golf Association, coordinating the group’s weekly play days at four area courses, and helped develop The Highlands “Learn the Game” program with the BOYNE Golf Academy. May has also worked with tournament operations for Boyne.
“It always feels like family here,” says May. “I continue my career in golf not only because of my passion for the game, but because of the exceptional team members I get to work with daily. There’s a reason so many interns join our team after graduation and then grow into assistant or head professionals. I enjoy being able to mentor and be a part of this process of progression in developing young professionals.”
Selecting May for the role was an easy decision for BOYNE’s executives. “We are excited to have Corey continue his career with us at Crooked Tree Golf Club within the BOYNE Golf family,” says Josh Richter, PGA Director of Golf at Boyne Resorts. “His experiences prove he is ready for the new opportunity to excel as the new head professional.”
About BOYNE Golf
Named among the top golf resort destinations in America by Golf Digest (Americas Greatest Resorts) and GOLF Magazine (Top 100 Resorts), BOYNE Golf features a trio of resort destinations with 10 golf courses, all within a 45-minute drive of one another. The Inn at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Golf Club, Boyne's flagship properties, features 27-holes with three golf course combinations (Links/Quarry, Quarry/Preserve, and Preserve/Links) all designed by Arthur Hills. Add in the nearby Crooked Tree Golf Club, perched on the bluff overlooking Bay Harbor, as well as the beautiful and iconic hotel, and you have one of the most scenic golf destinations in America set along a five-mile stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline.
The Highlands, rated the No. 1 Golf Resort for Value by Golf.com, features 72 holes of premier golf design. The Heather 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 always-fun Moor course. 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 and 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."
Beyond 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. For more information, visit BOYNEGolf.com.