An independent, unbiased review of The Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort in Charlevoix County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System. All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 450 E. Deer Lake Rd., Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Silver tees – 4,879; Green tees – 5,662; Blue tees – 5,962; Orange tees – 6,104; Purple – 6,591; Brown – 6,964
Stimpmeter: 10.1

The Monument Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 8.75

The Monument Golf Course has concierge service shared with the Alpine Course at Boyne Resorts.   The clubhouse rates well for services provided. 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 Monument at Boyne Mountain Front Nine

The Monument Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 390 yds
Green: 484 yds
Blue: 505 yds
Orange: 505 yds
Purple: 531 yds
Brown: 553 yds

Start your game of golf with an opening tee shot from level tee boxes but note these first tees are small in size. The fairway takes you downhill, doglegging right with medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The receptive green is medium in size and fast in speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 271 yds
Green: 322 yds
Blue: 347 yds
Orange: 347 yds
Purple: 359 yds
Brown: 370 yds

Medium size, level tees start you on your first par 4. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill with medium length rough. The sand in the bunkers is real and soft, and the fringe is maintained around the large, receptive green that putts at a fast speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Silver: 118 yds
Green: 135 yds
Blue: 135 yds
Orange: 151 yds
Purple: 165 yds
Brown: 170 yds

Your first par 3 has level, medium size tees that are elevated. This hole is all carry to the green which is guarded by long rough and real sand bunkers. The green has a maintained fringe, a receptive surface that runs at a fast speed, and is large.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 295 yds
Green: 346 yds
Blue: 364 yds
Orange: 364 yds
Purple: 387 yds
Brown: 395 yds

The tee boxes are large and level to start this hole. The fairway has long rough siding it and runs downhill. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is well-maintained. This green is large in size, fast in speed and receptive.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 7.00

Silver: 438 yds
Green: 469 yds
Blue: 470 yds
Orange: 470 yds
Purple: 505 yds
Brown: 517 yds

This stunning par 5 starts on level, medium size, elevated tees. The fairway plays well downhill, is rolling, and sweeps left with a dogleg. The rough is long and difficult to play from. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green awaiting you is large, with a receptive and fast putting surface.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 248 yds
Green: 254 yds
Blue: 282 yds
Orange: 282 yds
Purple: 306 yds
Brown: 314 yds

Level, medium size sets of tees begin this dogleg right with elevation changes. This rolling fairway is downhill from the tees with long rough and peppered with real sand bunkers to avoid. The fairway doglegs right and there is a maintained fringe at the green. The green itself is receptive, large and runs at a fast speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 295 yds
Green: 362 yds
Blue: 398 yds
Orange: 398 yds
Purple: 418 yds
Brown: 428 yds

The medium size, level, elevated tees point you to the rolling, dogleg right fairway where placement is key on this shorter par 4. The rough is long and the bunkers are real sand. This large green is skirted by a maintained fringe and has a surface that is receptive and fast.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 213 yds
Green: 341 yds
Blue: 360 yds
Orange: 360 yds
Purple: 389 yds
Brown: 440 yds

Medium size, level tees start this par 4 cut through the trees. The fairway is rolling and sided with long rough. The well-maintained bunkers are real sand and the fringe is also maintained. The green is very receptive, putts at a fast speed, and is large in size.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Silver: 97 yds
Green: 143 yds
Blue: 143 yds
Orange: 166 yds
Purple: 192 yds
Brown: 198 yds

Finish your front nine from level, medium size tee blocks on this par 3. Carry over a large, real sand bunker to the green guarded by long rough. The fringe is maintained, and the greens surface is rolling and receptive. It putts at a fast speed and is quite large.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.42

The Monument at Boyne Mountain Back Nine

The Monument Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 5 – Rating 7.14

Silver: 410 yds
Green: 458 yds
Blue: 458 yds
Orange: 502 yds
Purple: 522 yds
Brown: 551 yds

Begin your back nine on large, level tee boxes. The rolling fairway makes a turn doglegging left and runs downhill with long rough. There is a water hazard to avoid, and the fringe is maintained. Unlike other holes, this green is hard, requiring careful putting on the large and fast surface.  

The Monument Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Silver: 263 yds
Green: 297 yds
Blue: 339 yds
Orange: 339 yds
Purple: 368 yds
Brown: 386 yds

Large, elevated and level tees give you a good view of where you need to place your tee shot over a water hazard and into a rolling fairway that doglegs right on this beautiful hole. The rough is long and the sand is real in the bunkers. Another large and receptive green awaits that runs at a fast speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 7.14

Silver: 312 yds
Green: 325 yds
Blue: 352 yds
Orange: 352 yds
Purple: 371 yds
Brown: 454 yds

Hole 12 may be the most straight-froward hole on the Monument and starts on large and level tees. The flat fairway is edged with medium length rough and there is a water hazard right as you approach the green. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The large green has a very receptive feel and putts at a fast speed.

The Monument at Boyne Mountain Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 151 yds
Green: 159 yds
Blue: 159 yds
Orange: 193 yds
Purple: 221 yds
Brown: 227 yds

The first par 3 on the back nine has large and level tee blocks. This par 3 can be quite the challenge if played from the back tees. The approaching fairway is flat and has medium length rough. There are some large, real sand bunkers to gobble up any errant shot and a maintained fringe. Luckily, the green is large and receptive given some may need a longer iron, hybrid or fairway wood playing from the back tees. It putts at a fast speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 5 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 442 yds
Green: 474 yds
Blue: 503 yds
Orange: 503 yds
Purple: 529 yds
Brown: 557 yds

Your final par 5 on the course has large and level tees. The rolling fairway runs downhill and has medium length rough. This straight-away par 5 has real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is fast of speed and large in size with a receptive surface.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Silver: 296 yds
Green: 314 yds
Blue: 324 yds
Orange: 324 yds
Purple: 408 yds
Brown: 415 yds

The tees are level and medium in size. The fairway is rolling, runs downhill and has medium length rough edging it. Avoid the water hazard and the real sand bunkers. The fringe around this large, fast green is maintained and the feel is receptive.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Silver: 246 yds
Green: 289 yds
Blue: 306 yds
Orange: 306 yds
Purple: 324 yds
Brown: 350 yds

Finally, you get a hole that plays uphill -but don’t get excited, it is the only one. Start on level, medium size tees and shoot out to a rolling, uphill fairway with plenty of real sand fairway bunkers to avoid. The green is big and fast, with a receptive surface and a maintained fringe.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Silver: 113 yds
Green: 136 yds
Blue: 163 yds
Orange: 163 yds
Purple: 189 yds
Brown: 232 yds

Your last par 3 takes us back downhill from medium size, level tees. The rough is medium length around a green that demands accuracy due to a water hazard left and real sand bunkers right. The fringe is maintained around this large, receptive green that putts at a fast speed.

The Monument Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Silver: 281 yds
Green: 354 yds
Blue: 354 yds
Orange: 379 yds
Purple: 407 yds
Brown: 407 yds

Your 18th hole begins with level, medium-sized sets of tees and another of the course’s stunning views. The fairway is rolling, runs downhill and has medium length rough. A beautiful water hazard is left and surrounds most of the green. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The large green is very receptive and runs at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.32

Overall Course Rating: 7.37

SUMMARY:

 The Monument at Boyne Mountain is a true test of golf that delivers beautiful views of nature as well – a great northern Michigan style course. The maintenance is top notch and the consistency of the course from tee to green is excellent. The Monument at Boyne Golf has named golf holes celebrating key contributors to the game of golf.  This spectacular mountainside setting with panoramic views is located in Northern Michigan not far from the shores of Lake Michigan. The Monument is 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 ideal for golf vacations. See our Video of The Monument at Boyne Mountain.

The fairways and the Greens rate the highest with scores of 8.00.

Pricing: For green fees, cart fees, or play golf packages refer to www.boynegolf.com or call (231) 549-6028 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +1.37

One good review of a mountain course deserves another.

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