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“One of the Best” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bay Harbor Golf Club

Bay Harbor Golf Club
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This Arthur Hill-designed course has 27 holes in a dramatic setting on Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan.
Braselton, Georgia
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505 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Bay harbor G.C. has three nine hole layouts-Preserve,Links, and Quarry' Each is unique, the Preserve is traditional tree lined, has some water, and narrow fairways, the Links is hilly, runs along the cliff above Lake Michigan, and has great views, the Quarry is partially in an old quarry and contains a variety of holes. It is generally felt that the Preserve is the easiest track but it can grab you if you are not watchful. The Links and the Quarry are the harder tracks but they play fairly as to carry and difficulty if you are honest about your ability and use the correct tee box. I often see players playing from the blue tees when their ability dictates that for a pleasurable round they should play from the forward tees. On this course such an attitude will only get you an unpleasant experience (many lost balls) and a frustrating day. Play the correct tee box, bring along your camera for wonderful pictures, and there isn't a better course you could play in Northern Michigan. After golf eat or have a beverage on the clubhouse deck that overlooks the 18th green and Little Traverse Bay.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Titled "Liz's Day" on Northern Michigan Golf Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I can't say enough about Bay Harbor Golf Club. They have 3 nines (Preserves, Links, Quarry), so make a day and play 36 holes, eat lunch on their patio (excellent food) and enjoy the views. The course is in great condition and the houses on the house are worth taking a look at, with gorgeous landscaping.

Visited August 2012
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful course but poor customer service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Beautiful. Course but staff woefully under trained. Act like they are god's gift to golf with very little manners. I would not golf or stay here again.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago
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224 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenic courses, but very tough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We played the Links and Quarry courses. The Links course is wonderful--scenic, challenging---thoroughly enjoyable. The Quarry course is full of jaw-dropping holes, but be warned---it is very challenging--every hole is tricky and full of trouble--NOT for anyone but an excellent golfer, unless you have a good tolerance for frustration and lost balls.

Visited May 2013
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“College Reunion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Excellent service and a great meal were enjoyed by our entire group on Saturday evening. The club is lovely and food was well prepared and presented.

Visited May 2013
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