The Highlands located in Harbor Springs, Michigan
The Transformation Has Begun
For decades, Boyne Highlands has been a special place where people enjoy the best moments of life. A setting we call home, with its own distinct charm and sense of place. Here we celebrate the four seasons of northern Michigan, enjoy the warmth of our Harbor Springs community, and welcome guests from far and wide. As we look to re-establish our place as the Grand Dame of four-season resorts in the Midwest, Boyne Highlands is transforming into The Highlands. We have mapped a transformation for the years to come, one we mean to achieve in the most sustainable way possible, through what we call the ForeverProject.
The late, great founder of this story, Everett Kircher, once said, “You have to make improvements. Otherwise, you won’t make progress.” So here we go, we’re building a better future, sharing every step as we go. Most of all, we’re making more room for the stories that will transform people’s lives forever.
OUR FEATURED PROJECTS
Our story started over 58 years ago, and in 2020 the next phase of our future began with the renovation of the Main Lodge guest rooms. We most recently finished updating over 80 guest rooms and bathrooms. Our journey continues and our featured projects are one of many transformations taking place around the resort.
A high-speed Doppelmayr D-Line bubble chairlift- with fully automatic safety bars, a raisable loading carpet, a 3-minute supercharged ride from base to the summit in a cushioned heated seat, and a weather-blocking bubble. Coming Winter 2023-24!
The course will feature downhill, flat, uphill and sidehill fairway lies, generally moving horizontally back and forth across the slope. Coming Spring 2024!
Donald Ross Memorial Course Upgrades:
The golf course is a compilation of classic golf holes designed by Donald Ross and recreated at The Highlands from some of the architect’s most renowned courses.
Outdoor Pool Complex
We are dedicated to the creation of a modernized, state-of-the-art pool complex unlike any other in the Harbor Springs area. The pool and hot tub experience will seamlessly harmonize the beauty of northern Michigan with the comforts of nature with the outdoor environment.
Highlands Café and Retail
Featuring curated choices of on-the-go meal options and refreshments., including many local products with a variety of retail options.
Main Lodge Phase II
Outdoor Pool Complex
Main Lodge Future Phases
Additional Main Lodge Guest Rooms
Main Lodge Lobby
Main Lodge South Wing
A powerful 30-bay setup at the Ross Golf Center enables players of all levels to practice distance control, shot-shaping, and more!
Direct-to-lift access provides a streamlined purchasing process online, and a reloadable media card for additional ticket or pass purchases season-after-season.
North Wing Main Lodge
Featuring brand-new upscale guest rooms and bathrooms, offering a range of premium amenities with numerous options to accommodate couples, families, business travelers, and large groups.
The Discovery Center is officially the first stop for every guest as they arrive on property to check-in with premier hospitality and a neighborly spirit.
Donald Ross Hole 1
Hole 1 is a recreation of Seminole Golf Club 6 and was updated to depict Donald Ross’ original design.
Donald Ross Hole 15
Donald Ross Memorial hole 15 is a recreation of Aronimink Golf Club hole 11.
Donald Ross Hole 13
Donald Ross Memorial hole 13 is a recreation of Seminole #15 from Seminole Golf Club in Florida
THE PILLARS OF OUR 2030 JOURNEY
Our pillars will build the foundation for the resort’s growth through 2030 and beyond.