May 13, 2019

Boyne Resorts: Sunday River Resort to Manage Golf Course Operations

NEWRY, ME - Sunday River Resort has entered into an agreement with the current owners of the Sunday River Country Club to operate the golf course beginning in May 2019. Located near Sunday River's Jordan Hotel, the course will enhance the resort's summer activity offerings, which include scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, ziplines, hiking, and classes in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and archery from the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Sunday River Country Club offers an 18-hole championship course with dramatic elevation changes, stunning mountain views, a log-built clubhouse, and a mountainside practice facility. The course has been named the #1 Golf Course in Maine by Golfweek and Golf Advisor, and has been featured in Golf Magazine's list of Top 100 Courses You Can Play, and the Top 10 Best New Upscale Public Courses by Golf Digest.

"The Sunday River Country Club plays an important role in continuing to grow Sunday River Resort as a four-season destination," says Resort President and General Manager, Dana Bullen. "This partnership will bring many positive changes to our resort through new dining experiences, group events, and wedding venues, and will bolster our community with even more year-round employment opportunities for our team."

The parent company to Sunday River, Boyne Resorts, has extensive experience in operating premier golf courses. In Michigan, there are two courses at Boyne Mountain Resort, three courses at the Bay Harbor Golf Club plus the nearby Crooked Tree Golf Club, and four at The Highlands, including The Heather, which was named the 2019 Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. The company also runs Big Sky Golf Course in Montana, and the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Maine. 

"Sunday River intends to use the wealth of knowledge available through the Boyne Resorts family to operate the Sunday River Country Club to top standards," says Bernie Friedrich, Senior Vice President of Golf Operations and Resort Sales for Boyne Resorts.

Media inquiries should contact Karolyn Castaldo, Director of Communications for Sunday River Resort, at or 207-824-5218.

About Sunday River Resort: Sunday River Resort is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, an 18-hole golf course at the Sunday River Country Club, two resort hotels and an inn, and numerous events throughout the year. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. 

Media Contact: Karolyn castaldo, Director of Communications