The Links at Bay Harbor: #4Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club

Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club
5800 Coastal Ridge Dr
Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770
Emmet County

Phone(s): (844) 763-0347, (231) 439-4029
Fax: (231) 439-4065

Bay Harbor Golf Club features three nines that are played in three 18-hole combinations. Arthur Hills and Stephen Kircher collaborated to design the 27 holes, giving each nine a completely distinct character. The Links/Quarry course first plays across stone cliffs bordering the coastline and then winds its way down to an immense shale quarry complete with 40-foot gorges. Natural ponds and even a waterfall provide the perfect accents. The golf course begins and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan. While all of the courses share a beautiful landscape, the Quarry nine is the most famous and the most photographed. The Links nine follows close behind in popularity though. This classic links course offers some of the most stunning views at Bay Harbor Golf Club. Golf Magazine has even ranked its signature seventh hole as one of the top 500 holes in the world.

Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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The Links at Bay Harbor: Aerial view of the 4th holeThe Quarry at Bay Harbor: 8th greenThe Quarry at Bay Harbor: 6th greenThe Quarry at Bay Harbor: Aerial view of the 6th holeThe Quarry at Bay Harbor: Aerial view of the 3rd holeThe Links at Bay Harbor: Aerial view of the 7th holeThe Links at Bay Harbor: Aerial view of the 7th holeAerial view of #3 from the Links nine at Bay HarborAerial view of the 2nd and 7th holes on the Links nine at Bay Harbor

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arthur Hills
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Open: 5/5 Closed: 10/15
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Brown 72 6845 146 73.9
Purple 72 6427 143 71.7
Orange 72 6228 142 70.9
Blue 72 5951 136 69.3
Green 72 5099 122 65.7
Silver (W) 72 4151 122 64.7
Green (W) 72 5099 137 70

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by The Golfin' Guy
    on January 22nd, 2024 13:45
    No golf trip to Northern Michigan is complete without a visit to Boyne Resorts near Petoskey, MI. In my mind, no other Michigan golf resort offers the variety of golf courses that Boyne has. Golfers have the opportunity to play ten uniquely different golf courses; stay in a variety of accommodations designed to meet anyone’s needs and dine at some incredible restaurants.

    Recently, I was able to play several courses in the Boyne Resorts lineup including my favorite course, Bay Harbor. Bay Harbor may well be the crown jewel of the Boyne courses. This Arthur Hills masterpiece offers 27 holes that can be played as 3 challenging and scenic 18-hole championship courses. The design, quality, and playing conditions on each layout are consistent but each course is truly unique. Stunning views of Lake Michigan played a major influence in the design of Bay Harbor Golf Club with each course having at least one impressive view of the bay as you play.

    The Links/Quarry combination is the most popular and closely follows the rugged coastline, highlighting the magnificence of Lake Michigan and the existing quarry that was preserved to give the layout a dramatic finish.

    The Links Nine lives up to its name and is situated on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Move inland for a few holes and you’ll encounter windswept dunes and huge bluffs. This is Arthur Hills at his best, creating a golf course with unique topography that fits seamlessly into its natural surroundings.

    The Quarry Nine is situated in, around, and through a massive shale quarry and features 40-foot gorges, stone cliffs, mountain ponds, and a peaceful waterfall. The course requires strategically placed tee shots and well-executed approaches with a few risk-reward opportunities thrown in.

    Boyne continues to reinvest in the infrastructure of their golf courses which will pay huge dividends down the road and have an immediate impact on their golf courses. For example, work was recently completed on the Central Irrigation installation on Donald Ross Memorial and Arthur Hills courses. This new system can be controlled remotely and is significantly more efficient. There were also upgrades to the pump houses and irrigation systems on several other courses and a brand new system that services The Heather and The Moor courses.

    Other improvements include over five miles of new cart path on The Heather, Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross Memorial golf courses, and taking measures to speed up play on a couple of courses.

    Perhaps the biggest news at Boyne this year is that during the summer of 2023, construction began on the Ray Hearn completely redesigned nine-hole short course which will be routed across a sloping site set among fescue grasses. Hole length will range from 8 to 120 yards. “Hearn will be recreating nine of his favorite greens from Scotland, Ireland, and England. With no formal tees golfers will have the opportunity to put tees anywhere they want so they can play shots from different lies and angles.
  • Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Steve Broekhuizen
    on April 29th, 2021 17:53
    The best. Best in Michigan.
  • Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by David Dimmich
    on August 12th, 2014 18:18
    Have played Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass Hill, and Arcadia Bluffs, and I may have enjoyed this course the most. Many very creative and interesting holes, and in pretty good condition, and the views are spectacular.
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