Apr 19, 2021

Golf Digest: Inn at Bay Harbor and BOYNE Golf Academy Earn Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards

Petoskey, MIBOYNE Golf announces that it has two award winners among the annual Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards for 2021. The Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, Mich. earned the honors as one of the Best Resorts in the Americas, while BOYNE Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Mich. graces the Best Golf Schools & Academies.

Within the awards announcement, Golf Digest describes the resort as “Built on the former home of a cement factory and quarry, Arthur Hills' 27 holes at this Northern Michigan resort include the Quarry, Links and Preserve. Dramatic views along the bluffs of Lake Michigan make for scenic holes that play tough when the wind is up. The views are just as good from the Inn at Bay Harbor, which offers shuttle service from the resort to this quaint harbor town.” It’s no wonder that Golf Digest keeps coming back to honor the resort.

“It is very gratifying and humbling that the Inn at Bay Harbor has been recognized by Golf Digest each of the past four years with the Editor’s Choice Awards as a Best Golf Resort,” says Ken Griffin, Director of Golf Sales and Marketing for BOYNE Golf. “The resort and Bay Harbor Golf Club are the flagship of our 10 courses and three resorts in Michigan, and they represent the variety and quality of the golf experience across all of our properties.”

Meanwhile, BOYNE Golf Academy is honored to have now received the Editor's Choice Award in both 2018 and 2021. The Academy has been one of the top golf schools in the country since 1986. Based at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands, the Academy features nationally recognized professional instructors who have developed a variety of programs for juniors, adults, and women of all skill levels that improves every aspect of the game from short game to the long game utilizing the top state-of-the-art teaching technology. In addition, the Academy is the leader in growing the game with programs and destination golf schools specifically designed for women, couples, and juniors as well as lapsed/new golfers looking to brush up on their skills.

“It is an honor for the BOYNE Golf Academy to again be recognized as one of the top four Golf Schools and Academies in the Midwest by Golf Digest,” says Griffin. “Through private instruction and our golf schools, our experienced staff combine the latest in technologies from GEARS, TrackMan, and now TrackMan Range with their vast knowledge to simplify the game and make every round more enjoyable.”

This is the sixth year that Golf Digest has put together these prestigious awards that recognize an assortment of products which help golfers play better, smarter and healthier; destinations where golfers can relax and enjoy a first-rate golf vacation; and esteemed schools and academies that are renowned for offering the best combination of instructors, technology, programs and setting to help golfers improve in a beautiful environment.


About BOYNE Golf

Boyne Resorts have been recognized among the “Top 100 Resorts” by GOLF Magazine and one of the “Best Resorts in the Americas” by Golf Digest. 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 Golf.com, 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 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 & 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.”


For more information, visit www.boynegolf.com.

Media Contact: Kevin Frisch, Kevin Frisch PR