The view at Bay Harbor's Golf Club

Bay Harbor Golf Club offers something that nowhere else can: three distinct 9-hole experiences that should be added to your bucket list. Known as ‘The Pebble Beach of the Midwest’, these courses let you test your skills against the design of the course, or engage friends in a competition of ability. The semi-private Bay Harbor Golf Club was also named as one of Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” and included on its list of “Best Courses You Can Play.”

The three 9-hole Bay Harbor courses offer consistently challenging play in a range of distinctive settings that encompass shoreline bluffs, rock formations, natural dunes and lush woodlands. Together, they boast the longest coastline of any course in the United States. The courses can be combined into one seamless experience or paired to form three unique 18-hole routings that test and reward every player and skill level.

The Links, with its towering bluffs and dunes, was the first course completed at Bay Harbor and is a stunning achievement in the game of golf. Its play is reminiscent of great Scottish seaside courses, set along miles of magnificent Lake Michigan shoreline. The Preserve was designed to showcase the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, with dense hardwoods, lush greens, wildflowers, wetlands and an abundance of wildlife. The final hole is a dramatic par 3 with a spectacular lakeside view. The Quarry has rightly earned its reputation as one of the world’s most unique courses. The ruggedness of an existing shale quarry was preserved to give the course a rough, industrial edge as it winds its way through 40-foot gorges surrounded by stone cliffs, natural ponds, and a gentle waterfall. Its finishing holes along the lake are some of the most picturesque you’ll find anywhere. The panoramic views that come with playing along the Lake Michigan shoreline are an unforgettable golf experience.

Bay Harbor itself offers two resort hospitality venues: The Inn At Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel. Highly sought out for its quality of service, The Inn At Bay Harbor offers a variety of events, from afternoon tea to social events, in elegant settings. The Bay Harbor Village Hotel lends itself as the perfect place to host events. With its spacious ballroom offerings and responsive staff ready to assist you, you can make any event a success. Consider hosting a few rounds of golf with clients at Bay Harbor Golf Club, dining at the club’s Links Grille, and finishing off the day with a successful business meeting and retiring to your room at the Bay Harbor Village Hotel. With the many options available at Bay Harbor, you’re in control.

Located along five miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is a coastal resort community that offers a great place to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime. No matter how long, you’ll wish it could be longer. Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Little Traverse Bay, shopping and dining at the many boutique stores and restaurants in the city, and staying at the Inn at Bay Harbor or the Bay Harbor Village Hotel.

Start planning your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, local events and tips for planning your trip.