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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6814 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.9
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Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands Resort (BOYNE)
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/5 Closed: 10/8

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required for all players.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #18)

Reviews

4.5
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun experience playing a sampling of famous courses

After having been recommended by a friend, we looked forward to playing this course all summer. The course was in great shape. Donald Ross apparently loved sand with hole designs that included sand traps in the fairways as well as guarding most greens. Count on additional strokes.

Staff was friendly and attentive to keeping balls on the driving range. Our only complaint was pace of play. We had fairly long waits on most holes and starting at hole 10, groups were stacked 4 deep on some holes. We did not expect this on a course in the Boyne collection.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course

What an awesome course, loved that each hole was a duplicate of another course. Friendly and helpful staff. Course in excellent shape and greens were very fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 512
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A tribute course that would be good even if it wasn't tied to Donald Ross

The story behind The Memorial is a fascinating one. Top Boyne brass - like resort founder Everett Kircher and his son, Stephen - scoured the country looking for holes on Donald Ross courses worthy of bringing back to northern Michigan. Playing the Memorial will introduce you to replica holes from Inverness, Oakland Hills, Royal Dornoch, Pinehurst No. 2 and more.
But the real story is simply this: The Memorial is a really strong golf course, even if you didn't know or care about its background. It's got a good collection of holes, especially a few short par 4s. One caveat: More than 120 bunkers and thick rough make scoring difficult. If you can solve the Memorial, your game can travel anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic challenge of an all star collection of Ross courses.

The Donald Ross Memorial......wow...bring your A game and be ready for sand. Our groups third and final day at Boyne Highlands and what a way to finish. Every shot is a challenge, even if you look out and think the hole looks benign, don't be fooled. The Ross course is ready to grab you at any point and add strokes to your score quickly. The sand looks and is daunting. There is plenty of it on every hole and a lot of it is very deep. A game needed and that includes sand escapes. The greens are quick but fair and true. The problem is getting to them. Stay ouit of the sand and you will score well and have earned a good refreshment after the round.

Again the golf staff at the Ross was just as excellent and professional as we had seen our previous two days. I know I am repeating from other reviews but I can't say enough good things about the entire golf staff at Boyne Highlands. They were great to work with in advance of our outing and even more so with all of the people in our group upon arrival at each course.

This Ross design takes some of his leading holes from his other famous designs and puts them into one 18 hole challenge. It's a nice idea and you can read about the holes, where they are located course wise and realize the greats who have played them. Truly a gem of a course and a great afternoon playing it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Play some of the toughest holes Donald Ross designed!

This course starts hard and finishes easier. You want to play Oakland Hills 16th hole, it's the finishing hole on this course. The first 8 holes will test you. Appears easy starting first hole until you get to the green. Surrounded by big traps and one of narrowest greens I have every played. It doesn't get much easier. Easy 2nd hole from the tee until you have to take that second shot. Dime green uphill that slopes away from you. 3rd hold uphill par 3 with elevated green surround in the front with big deep bunkers with lots of sand. The first Par 5 over 500 yards long from orange tees, plan on driver, fair wood and another long club if your not a big hitter. The 10th hole by far one of the hardest holes if your not a straight hitter. Long par 4 with elevated dime size green. Make it three good shot hole and you might have chance at par. Play its sister course The Arthur Hills and you have had one great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Valid dates: Dec 26, 2019 - Oct 18, 2020
The Unlimited Golf Getaway package is perfect for the serious golfer that wants to pack in the rounds! The unlimited package provides you unlimited golfing access to five of BOYNE's outstanding golf courses and a night's stay. Courses included in the package are The Moor and Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands, The Alpine and The Monument at Boyne Mountain, and Crooked Tree Golf Club*.
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