5800 Coastal Ridge Drive

resort overview

A shining star of northern Michigan resorts, Bay Harbor is pure lakeside luxury at it’s finest. Enjoy sipping wine from your balcony while viewing the famous million dollar sunsets cast over Lake Michigan. Challenge yourself on the 27 holes of the award winning Bay Harbor Golf Club, rejuvenate at The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor. Enjoy a short walk to the Village at Bay Harbor for boutique shopping and a marina, or in a short drive enjoy several of the area’s quaint downtown districts.

History: Built in 1997 from a former rock quarry.


  • Sagamore’s Dining Room
  • Sagamore’s is an elegantly appointed dining room with a bank of French doors overlooking Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Cushy crimson booths and historic photos of Victorian cruise ships that long ago sailed local waters harken to a romantic place and time.
  • The Inn Café
  • The Inn Cafe offers a variety of gourmet snacks and a light meals. Deli sandwiches and salads, cappuccino, espresso, juices, beer and wine, and the Inn’s own ice cream are available for take-out or dining in.
  • The Cabana Bar (summer)
  • The Cabana Bar offers casual poolside fare, tropical cocktails and daily happy hour specials.
  • The Links Grille (Bay Harbor Golf Club – summer)
  • Located at Bay Harbor Golf Club, enjoy lunch or dinner with a spectacular view of the course and Lake Michigan.


  • Business center
  • Bicycling trails
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Pool cabanas
  • Terrace dining
  • Exercise room
  • Beach area with chaise lounges and umbrellas
  • Lawn chess and croquet
  • In-room dining
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Sundry and souvenir shop
  • Boyne Country Clothiers
  • Complimentary wireless Internet


  • “Gold Medal for Overall Excellence” by GOLF MAGAZINE 2010-2011
  • “Silver Medal for Overall Excellence” by GOLF MAGAZINE 2012
  • Ranked #49 among the Top 100 Courses You Can Play – “Bay Harbor Golf Club Links/Quarry” by GOLF Magazine
  • Ranked #3 among the “Best Public Golf Courses in Michigan” – Bay Harbor Golf Club Links/Quarry by GOLF Magazine
  • Named “Premier Resorts 2010: Best in your area” by GOLF MAGAZINE
  • #2 – Midwest’s Best Lodging
  • #4 – Midwest’s Best Golf
  • Best Resort Courses (#94) – 2011
  • Named “One of the Most Picturesque Golf Sites in the Country” by Golfweek
  • Named among “America’s Most Diverse Collection of Holes” by Golfweek
  • Ranked #51 among 100 of “America’s Best Modern Courses” by Golfweek
  • Ranked #3 in Michigan among “America’s BEST Courses” – Links/Quarry by Golfweek
  • Ranked #8 of the “Top 100 Courses inAmerica” by GOLF
  • Ranked #7 of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by GOLF
  • Named “2008 Michigan Course of the Year” by National Golf Owners Association
  • Links hole #7 ranked “Top 500 holes in the World” by Golf Magazine
  • “Top 100 Courses for Women in America” by GOLF for Women
  • Named among “Top Fairways” listing by GOLF For Women
  • Ranked #33 of “The Top 100 Best Modern Golf Courses in America” by Golf & Travel
  • Named among “Top 40 Daily Fees Golf Courses” by Golf & Travel
  • “Sweet Sixteen” rating by Golf Digest
  • “Five Star” rating by Golf Digest
  • Named among “Courses You Need To Play” by readers of Golf Digest
  • Ranked #14 among “Best In State” by Golf Digest
  • Ranked #65 of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest
  • Ranked #20 among “America’s Top 75 Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest
  • Named among the ten courses of “Best of the Midwest Golf” by Midwest Living
  • Ranked #45 of the “Top 75 Places To Entertain Clients” by Business Week Online/Golf Digest
  • Ranked #19 among “Top Public GolfCourses in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Named “Most underrated Resort in the Midwest” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Ranked #3 among “Best Midwest Golf Resorts” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Ranked #3 among “Best Resorts for Buddy Trips” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Ranked #3 among “Best Resort Courses” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Named “Best Golf Resort (runner up)” by readers of Michigan Meetings + Events
  • Named “Great Golf Resorts of the World” by PGA
  • Ranked #8 among “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler
  • Named “Top 125 Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Golf Poll