Arthur Hills at Boyne Highlands Resort

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7312 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.4
  • Layout

  • 250 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740, Emmet County
  • (866) 923-1780
  • (231) 526-3095
  • BOYNEGolf.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1995), Arthur Hills (1999)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 5/5 Closed: 10/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire is required for all players.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Brown 73 7312 yards 75.4 144
Purple 73 6919 yards 73.3 140
Orange 73 6352 yards 70.3 131
Green 73 5615 yards 67.3 122
Green (W) 73 5615 yards 73.0 130
Silver 73 4811 yards 63.4 114
Silver (W) 73 4811 yards 68.6 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"Scenic layout and in good shape"


markd4's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Hills is likely the most visually appealing of the Highlands. The highlight comes on the back nine with hole #13 having quite the view from the tee box. The course is in very good shape and seems, along with the Ross Memorial course, to be in slightly better condition than the other two located at Boyne Highlands (Moors, Heathers).

My only complaint would be regarding pace of play. It's not horrible, just very inconsistent. The front nine was moving right along, but the back was a log-jam due to a couple of groups of newbies who could've used some assistance from a ranger regarding pace-of-play etiquette, had one been present.

Regardless, the layout, condition and surroundings all outweigh what was likely an exception for such an esteemed resort. The service was excellent and the resort located in a beautiful area. I'd definitely return given the opportunity...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Best at Boyne Highlands"


Ballcrusher62's avatar
Michigan Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Arthur Hills is just a great course. Start easy with shortest par 4 but you must decide how much to chew off with waste area to the right. The course starts off in the valley and then goes up the "Mountain". Must stop at the top of hole 13 and get a picture with your group. The 13th has forced carry so make sure you pick your tees correct at the start or you will be dropping a ball on this hole. The finishing hole is one of the greater risk reward holes. You can take the long way and take your par or drive down to the water and take the short cut for potential eagle. But you must hit a good next shot. The 10th hole is one that is toughest par 4 if you lack precision. Shortest par 4 to elevated green. Anything to the right of the green has potential to roll off. If you miss your second shot just plan on bogey and go on to next hole. My final thought is keep in mind where the mountain is as putting is challenge with this and the undulation on the green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One course you need to play if staying at Boyne Highlands"


Ballcrusher62's avatar
Michigan Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course. Starts out with pretty easy par 4 as long as you don't take off more than you can chew of the sand trap or go right into the woods. The course conditions have improved as it has matured. Best hole is the Par 5 13th. Make sure you stop at the top and hit a drive. You might make the edge of the fairway. Great Par 5 finishing hole truly risk/reward hole. Hit it down the left side go for the green. Greens run nice and true. The only downside hole for me is the 10th with elephant hump green. Doesn't work for me not alot of landing area for short par 4 but plenty of sand to get you in trouble. Front 9 is starts easy and gets harder. Must play if your in upper Michigan. I recommend staying the resort and get stay and play packages as there are 3 more course to play at the Highlands.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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