Famed Course Architect, Arthur Hills, to Redesign Crooked Tree Golf Club

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Crooked Tree Golf Club, located in Petoskey, Michigan, and a member of the Boyne Resorts collection of golf courses, is receiving a facelift by renowned golf course architect, Arthur Hills, who is redesigning holes 16, 17, and 18.

Crooked Tree Golf Club, No. 16

Hills’ redesign will have a great impact on the playability of the course while maintaining the aesthetics and beauty for which Crooked Tree Golf Club is known. - Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ senior vice president of golf and retail

Crooked Tree Golf Club, located in Petoskey, Michigan, and a member of the Boyne Resorts collection of golf courses, is receiving a facelift by renowned golf course architect, Arthur Hills, who is redesigning holes 16, 17, and 18. Construction is expected to begin in late August and the course will remain open for play on holes 1 through 15 during the construction period.

Hills and his associates at Hills & Forrest—International Golf Course Architects have created a plan to renovate Crooked Tree Golf Club to make the holes more playable. Significant work is being done to enhance the greens, which are being relocated on holes 16 and 17 and remodeled on all three holes. Other upgrades include a decreased slope on the 16th fairway and reshaping of the 17th fairway in order to improve the lines of sight to the greens. Bunker work on the 18th hole is also part of the project. Boyne Resorts will debut the newly designed holes in the spring of 2014.

Hills is no stranger to working with Boyne Resorts. In the mid-90s, Hills collaborated with Boyne Resorts’ president of eastern operations, Stephen Kircher, in designing the renowned Bay Harbor Golf Club, and constructed his namesake course, Arthur Hills, which opened in 1999 at another Boyne property, Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs.

“We are honored to once again have the opportunity to work with Arthur Hills, a true golf legend,” said Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ senior vice president of golf and retail. “Hills’ redesign will have a great impact on the playability of the course while maintaining the aesthetics and beauty for which Crooked Tree Golf Club is known.”

Crooked Tree Golf Club is a hidden gem amongst Michigan golf. Golfers discovering this premier course are rewarded with elevated terrain and centuries-old hardwoods, challenged with blind shots and impeccable greens, and are astonished by scenic vistas and a stunning location offering breathtaking views of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.

Crooked Tree Golf Club was originally designed by architect, Harry Bowers, and opened in 1991.

For more information on Crooked Tree Golf Club, please visit BOYNE.com or for tee times, call 800.462.6963

About BOYNE – BOYNE is a collection of mountain and golf resorts, retail stores and real estate opportunities based in Michigan and members of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. BOYNE is comprised of three resorts located in the Petoskey area including Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs and The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort in Bay Harbor, six Boyne Country Sports retail stores and Boyne Realty. Learn more at BOYNE.com or 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).

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