Awards and Accolades of Bay Harbor, Northern Michigan


The incredible redevelopment of the piece of land in Northern Michigan that became Bay Harbor is an achievement that hasn’t gone unnoticed. The Bay Harbor project has received international awards and accolades for many different achievements. Some of the most prominent include:

CNBC International Property Award (2009)
Bay Harbor was named, “Best Residential Development USA.” This highly respected award recognizes the finest properties the world over.

Urban Land Institute – International Award for Excellence (2003)
The Urban Land Institute gives out awards to recognize developers who promote best practices in all types of real estate development.

Clean Marina Recertification (2009)
This award comes from a joint undertaking by the Michigan Boating Industries Association, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Together, they determine if a marina is protecting the health of boaters, staff, and the environment by preventing the discharge of pollutants to the water, land, and air.

Regional Cooperation Award (2001) –
Bay Harbor and Emmet County Planning Office – Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) and the Planner’s Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC)

Honor Award (2002) SmithGroup-JJR for Bay Harbor
American Society of Landscape Architects

America’s Top 75 Golf Resorts (2002) – #20 – Golf Digest

Top 50 Best Resort Courses (2003)
– Condé Nast Traveler