Arthur Hills’ Redesigned Crooked Tree Golf Club Now Open

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PETOSKEY — The Arthur Hills’ redesign of Crooked Tree Golf Club in Petoskey is now open.

Work began last fall and continued this past spring at Crooked Tree Golf Club where distinguished golf course architect Arthur Hills redesigned Nos. 16, 17, and 18 to make the course more playable.  Hills and his associates at Hills & Forrest—International Golf Course Architects made significant changes.  The greens on all three holes were remodeled, and on Nos. 16 and 17, the greens were relocated.  Fairway work included decreasing the slope on No. 16 and reshaping Nos. 17 and 18.  Extensive bunker work on No. 18 was also completed. 

“This project was not without its fair share of challenges with heavy rains both in the fall and the spring that forced us to redo work several times over, but we couldn’t be happier with the final product,”  said Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ senior vice president of golf and retail.  “It’s always an honor to work with Mr. Hills and his mark on this course will leave golfers wanting to play it again and again.”

This is the third project that Boyne Golf and Arthur Hills have collaborated on. In the mid-’90s, Hills and Boyne Resorts’ President of Eastern Operations Stephen Kircher designed the renowned Bay Harbor Golf Club. Hills also constructed his namesake course, Arthur Hills, in 1999 at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs.

Crooked Tree Golf Club was originally designed by Harry Bowers and opened in 1991. The course is a favorite in northern Michigan for its challenging elevated terrain, impeccable greens, centuries-old hardwoods, and breathtaking scenic vistas of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.  For tee times, call 800-462-6963 or visit BOYNE.com/golf.

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