The “Alpine” name at this member of the Boyne resort group’s golf holdings says much about what players can expect when teeing off at the first of Boyne Mountain’s courses. Fortunately, you’ll spend most of your time traveling downhill at this course (which is largely noted for its skiing offerings), thanks to a complimentary shuttle that transports you from the clubhouse all the way to the first tee, at the top of the mountain.
Bill Newcomb is responsible for the 1972 layout, where a combination of altitude adjustments and large sand hazards will keep players in line. The course is host to the annual Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions. It’s 7,000-plus yards play shorter due to the downward trajectory of the route, yet the arena manages to keep the state's best players on their toes thanks to its array of hazards.