600 Highlands Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

resort overview

BOYNE’s very first golf course, The Heather by Robert Trent Jones has stood the test of time as an elite, best of the best, championship course. Take your shots along wide tree-lined fairways, sculpted bunkers and daunting water hazards. The Heather played host to the 100th Michigan Amateur in 2011.

History: After purchasing the Harbor Highlands Ski Area in nearby Harbor Springs, Michigan and developing its ski facilities, Kircher became serious about golf. Noted architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., was hired to design the 18-hole Heather course that opened in 1966. By 1967, the Heather was ranked one of the “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” by Golf Digest Magazine. It was the spark that ignited the golf boom in northwest Michigan, now referred to as America’s Summer Golf Capital.

BOYNE Golf Academy
Best Teachers In Michigan, 2017/18 – Golf Digest’s – Mike Fay. Director of Player Development
Top 50 Kids Teacher Award U.S. Kids Golf Foundation – Mike Fay. Director of Player Development


  • Aonach Mor Café
  • Located in the main lobby of Boyne Highlands, Aonach Mor Cafe offers an assortment of wonderful deli sandwiches and wraps. You’ll also find a deli case full of delicious cheeses, salami and spreads-perfect for any outing.
  • Dornoch Room – Country Club of Boyne
  • From within the beautiful clubhouse or while enjoying the vistas from the terrace, you will find this to be the perfect spot for a bite after golf or tennis or to sip on one of the club’s signature cocktails. Our “After Five” menu abounds with delectable local favorites.
  • Seminole Pub – Country Club of Boyne
  • With just the ideal balance between informal and intimate, the Seminole Pub at Boyne Highlands is the perfect place for a lazy lunch, post golf appetizers or a candlelit dinner on the patio. Enjoy fresh fare featuring local products, burgers and juicy steaks, our menu always has something for everyone!
  • 19th Tee
  • The Boyne Highlands 19th Tee is located near the The Heather’s 18th green and the Heather Pro Shop at Boyne Highlands. The 19th Tee serves up an array of quick service sandwiches, burgers, paninis and more.
  • Anoach Mor Moonlight Dinner
  • Experience mountaintop dining at its finest! Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, promises an unforgettable evening with great people, a cozy ambiance and exceptional service!
  • Boyne Highlands Cafeteria
  • Great for a quick lunch stop. Hand-tossed pizza, homemade soup and chili, both offered in a bread bowl, fresh deli sandwiches and salad bar, daily specials and burgers in three sizes are just some of the menu items!
  • Zoo Bar
  • The name alone implies your state of mind upon entering this rocking bar that features live entertainment, spirits and dancing! Meet up with friends or make new ones at the wildest apres ski experience in northern Michigan….the Zoo Bar.


  • Country Club of Boyne
  • The Spa at Boyne Highlands
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Two outdoor hot tubs
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
  • Two saunas
  • Exercise center
  • Boyne Country Sports (winter only)
  • Children’s programs
  • Child care (winter only)


  • Top Ten Favorite U.S. Golf Resorts for Value, 2017 (#1) by GOLF.com
  • Top Ten Favorite Golf Resorts, 2017 (#2) by GOLF.com
  • Top Ten Favorite U.S. Golf Resorts for Buddy Trips, 2017 (#2) by GOLF.com
  • Best In State, 2013-2017 - The Heather by Golf Digest
  • America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses - The Heather by Golf Digest
  • Top 50 Courses for Women - The Heather by Golf Digest
  • Top 75 Golf Resorts in America by Golf Digest
  • Top 10 Mountain Resorts in the United States by Golf Digest
  • One of America's Best Golf Resorts by GOLF Magazine
  • Named #17 among the “Best in State” by Golf Digest
  • Named #73 among “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” – The Heather by Golf Digest
  • Ranked #26 (#1 in Michigan) “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women” – The Heather by Golf Digest
  • Ranked among top 20 consecutively in “Best in State” – The Heather by Golf Digest
  • Ranked #42 of “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” by Golf Digest
  • Ranked among the “Top 10 Mountain Resorts in the United States” by Golf Digest
  • Ranked #20 among “Best Public Golf Courses” in Michigan – The Heather by GOLF Magazine
  • Named among “One of America’s Best Golf Resorts” by GOLF magazine
  • Ranked #37 among “50 Best Courses For Women” – The Heather by GOLF For Women
  • Ranked #10 in Michigan of “America’s BEST Courses” – The Heather by Golfweek
  • Ranked #20 among the “Best Courses You Can Play”, Arthur Hills by Golfweek
  • Named among “World’s Best Golf Resorts” by readers of Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Named among “Top Ten Replica Courses” – Donald Ross Memorial by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Ranked #1 of “Most Underrated Resorts” by Travel + Leisure GOLF
  • Named “Best Golf Resort in Michigan” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Named “Best Golf Resort” by readers of Michigan Meetings + Events
  • Ranked #52 among “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler