Bay Harbor Golf Club

Experience Preserve/Links

From Forest to Shore

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    Open Daily through September 24

Nestled into the hardwood forest that hugs the Lake Michigan shore, The Preserve is a members' favorite that's nothing short of a sanctuary. Designed by Arthur Hills, the course winds its way through a classic northern Michigan landscape, taking players through wildflowers, lush grass, and native wetlands filled with an abundance of wildlife. The sounds of breaking waves are always within an earshot, and the course finishes in dramatic fashion with a spectacular par-3 situated right on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Taking its lead from the dramatic courses that hug Ireland's North Atlantic coastline, The Links is situated on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore, with miles of uninterrupted views up and down the lakefront. Accented by towering bluffs and windblown dunes, The Links 9 demonstrates Arthur Hills design at its finest, combining the course's unique topography with the native environment to achieve golf's greatest promise as both a sport - and a lifestyle.

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The Preserve

  Yardage Par Rating Slope
Brown 3378 36 73.6 142
Purple 3150 36 71.5 140
Orange 3150 36 70.7 139
Blue 2761 36 68.6 130
Green 2344 36 64.9/69.6 119/129
Silver 1968 36 64.7 119

The Links

  Yardage Par Rating Slope
Brown 3449 36 74.3 146
Purple 3250 36 72.1 143
Orange 3116 36 70.9 142
Blue 3015 36 69.8 140
Green 2585 36 66.0/70.8 124/140
Silver 2166 36 65.5 124
Green Speed Fairway HOC Rough HOC Green HOC Tee HOC
Preserve/Links 10' 10" 0.400 2.5 0.120 0.375

* HOC = Height of Cut

Course Tour

Course Tour

Hole 1

Par 4 • 391 yards • A very good opening hole that begins to introduce you to the hardwoods at Bay Harbor. A well positioned tee shot will avoid the fairway bunkers and leave a short iron approach to a green that is guarded on the front right by a bunker. If in doubt here, play to the front left approach, which is a fair place to get it up and down.

Bay Harbor Golf Club Preserve Course Hole 1 yardage map