An unbiased review of The Alpine Golf Course in Charlevoix County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses will be considered for review.

1 Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Silver tees –5,083; Green tees – 6,041; Blue tees – 6,265; Orange tees – 6,501; Purple tees – 6,875; Brown tees – 7,045
Stimpmeter: 9.8

The Alpine Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities

Rating 8.16

The clubhouse at Boyne Mountain – Alpine Golf Course rates well in the areas it has. The parking, bag drop, clubhouse, carts, cart paths and service all rate 8 or above on our 10-point scale. Unfortunately, they lack food, a bar, any real apparel or equipment. They do have snacks and drinks, just not as extensive as one would hope.

The Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Front Nine

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 256 yds
Green: 365 yds
Blue:
377 yds
Orange: 377 yds
Purple: 403 yds
Brown: 41
3 yds

Start your round on level, but small boxes on this first tee. Fairway runs downhill and doglegs left with thick rough. Bunkers are real sand and maintained. The fringe is also maintained. This green sits up and is receptive. The green is large and putts at a fast speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 238 yds
Green: 314 yds
Blue: 340 yds
Orange: 340 yds
Purple: 366 yds
Brown: 372 yds

Medium size, level tee blocks lead you to a downhill, rolling fairway. Note the thick rough and real sand bunkers. There is a water hazard with a fountain. A maintained fringe edges this medium sized green that is receptive and sits uphill. The green runs at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 132 yds
Green: 152 yds
Blue: 164 yds
Orange: 164 yds
Purple: 170 yds
Brown: 175 yds

Your first par 3 has level, medium-sized tees. Thick rough and real sand bunkers guard the green. This green is small and receptive, medium in speed and has a maintained fringe.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 298 yds
Green: 364 yds
Blue: 364 yds
Orange: 382 yds
Purple: 397 yds
Brown: 412 yds

Medium size, level tees start hole 4. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill, with a few spots needing some TLC. The rough is thick in places and burnt in others, and the bunkers are real sand and maintained. The fringe is maintained surrounding this large, medium speed green. Green is quite receptive.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 8.34

Silver: 416 yds
Green: 448 yds
Blue: 479 yds
Orange: 479 yds
Purple: 498 yds
Brown: 506 yds

Your first par 5 has large, level tees and a fairway that runs slightly uphill. The rough is thick and all the bunkers are real sand and well maintained. This small green has a maintained fringe, is receptive and runs at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.34

Silver: 286 yds
Green: 387 yds
Blue: 387 yds
Orange: 403 yds
Purple: 433 yds
Brown: 451 yds

Large, level tee blocks point to a fairly flat fairway that doglegs left just past the fairway bunker. There is thick rough and real sand bunkers. Note the well-maintained fringe. This green is large, receptive and putts at a fast speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 110 yds
Green: 147 yds
Blue: 147 yds
Orange: 169 yds
Purple: 177 yds
Brown: 177 yds

The final par 3 on the front 9 has medium sized, level tees. It plays downhill to the green. Thick, long rough and real sand bunkers come into play if you miss the green. This green is both medium in speed and size, as well as receptive.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 5 – Rating 8.34

Silver: 457 yds
Green: 511 yds
Blue: 552 yds
Orange: 552 yds
Purple: 563 yds
Brown: 577 yds

The 2nd par 5 on the front 9 is long from the back and middle tees and has medium sized, level tees, making these the longest tees on the course. The fairway has an “S” shape to it, runs downhill and is rolling. The bunkers are real sand, the rough is thick and the fringe maintained. There is a small, receptive green waiting at the end that putts at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 8.34

Silver: 259 yds
Green: 350 yds
Blue: 350 yds
Orange: 369 yds
Purple: 415 yds
Brown: 415 yds

Your final hole is a par 4 that has large, level tees. The rolling fairway is edged by thick rough and the bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe skirts the medium sized green. The green is medium in speed and receptive.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.04

The Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Back Nine

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 342 yds
Green: 376 yds
Blue: 390 yds
Orange: 390 yds
Purple: 404 yds
Brown: 404 yds

Start your back nine with this par 4 from an unlevel, but large tee block. The fairway runs downhill and is rolling with thick rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is small, receptive and runs at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 138 yds
Green: 138 yds
Blue: 146 yds
Orange: 146 yds
Purple: 178 yds
Brown: 178 yds

Our photo of hole 11 showcases a spectacular mountainside setting of Northern Michigan. The medium size tee is elevated but slightly unlevel. The rough is thick and the large bunkers are real sand guarding this green. The fringe is maintained around the small and receptive green. The green putts at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 445 yds
Green: 472 yds
Blue: 499 yds
Orange: 499 yds
Purple: 514 yds
Brown: 514 yds

Tee off with an elevated start from large sets of tees. The fairway is flat and doglegs left. The rough is thick and the bunkers are real sand. The medium sized green has a maintained fringe, is receptive, and runs at a fast speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 319 yds
Green: 338 yds
Blue: 338 yds
Orange: 404 yds
Purple: 412 yds
Brown: 420 yds

Tee off over a marsh area from level, medium-sized tees. The rolling fairway has thick rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained though it has a few bare spots. This green is large, receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 8.34

Silver: 319 yds
Green: 357 yds
Blue: 357 yds
Orange: 387 yds
Purple: 411 yds
Brown: 411 yds

Large, level tees start hole 14. The “S” shaped fairway presents a challenge as it is skirted by thick rough and real sand bunkers. A maintained fringe surrounds the large green, that receptive and medium in speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 325 yds
Green: 381 yds
Blue: 381 yds
Orange: 403 yds
Purple: 423 yds
Brown: 457 yds

Unlevel medium size tees begin this dogleg right hole. The fairway is flat and there is thick rough, real sand bunkers, and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive and fairly flat with little undulation. The green is also medium in size and speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 239 yds
Green: 344 yds
Blue: 344 yds
Orange: 387 yds
Purple: 412 yds
Brown: 423 yds

Level and medium-sized tees point you down the rolling fairway on this straight away par 4. Fairway is edged by thick rough, and there are real sand bunkers. There is a water hazard to avoid. The fringe is maintained and skirts this small, receptive medium speed green.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 121 yds
Green: 135 yds
Blue: 145 yds
Orange: 145 yds
Purple: 161 yds
Brown: 178 yds

Medium sized, level tees start your final par 3 on the course. Tee over one of the course’s strategically placed water hazards to a green guarded by long rough and real sand bunkers. The fringe around the green is maintained and the green itself is large and receptive. Green putts at a medium speed.

Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 383 yds
Green: 462 yds
Blue: 505 yds
Orange: 505 yds
Purple: 538 yds
Brown: 562 yds

With a spectacular mountain setting in the distance, the 18th hole has large and level tee blocks. There is a marshy, weedy area in the front left of the tees to avoid. The fairway is flat, and fades left with thick rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is both medium in speed and size and is very receptive.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.88

Overall Course Rating: 7.96

SUMMARY:

Overall, the Alpine course at Boyne Mountain rates very well. Alpine’s setting has a great deal of diversity, there is an overall consistency to the entire course, and it is well maintained. We found certain areas that other courses often struggle with, like bunkers, to be in great shape. This course is a quality play, even at the higher price and a slight overall value. It is well worth the effort to visit this resort course. See our video of The Alpine Golf Course at Boyne Mountain.

The Alpine is an 18-hole championship course, hosting Michigan’s Tournament of Champions, and part of Michigan’s Magnificent Ten courses. In addition to the Alpine and the Monument at Boyne Mountain, other courses are located at Bay Harbor Golf Club (home to the Quarry, The Links, and the Preserve), The Highlands (home to The Heather, Moor Course, Arthur Hills Course and Donald Ross Memorial), and Crooked Tree Golf Club and are some of the most renowned courses in the state.  Together, these provide sufficient variety for even the most experienced golfer and unforgettable golf course experiences. 

Whether you visit to golf with the thrill of nature and panoramic views, to improve some aspect of your game by seeking challenges from a diverse array of hazards, or to attend Michigan’s annual tournament of champions, the Alpine is worth the trip.

Bunkers rate the highest at 9.76.

Pricing: Refer to The Alpine Golf Course website or call (231) 549-6028 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +.96

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