Hidden River Joins Boyne Family

BOYNE FALLS, MI (April 12, 2011) – BOYNE has expanded its northern Michigan golf offerings adding Hidden River Golf & Casting Club of Brutus, Michigan through a new management deal.   Hidden River becomes the ninth course in BOYNE’s notable collection of championship golf courses, which also includes Arthur Hills’ designed Bay Harbor Golf Club and Robert Trent Jones’ The Heather, home of the 100th Michigan Amateur this June. 

Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ vice president of golf, marketing and retail operations, says Hidden River has been on his radar for the course’s “quality, playability and natural setting along the Maple River.”  He adds, “Hidden River complements the BOYNE golf experience by providing our guests with another premiere course to play plus creates greater tee time availability and further increases the value of our golf packages and memberships.”

Hidden River Golf & Casting Club opened in 1998 and was purchased by Tom and Lisa Foster in 2007.  The property includes an 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, a clubhouse and full-service restaurant.  The course is designed by Michigan native, W. Bruce Matthews III, and is rated 4 ½ out of 5 stars by Golf Digest.

Located 10 miles from Boyne Highlands, the course is a short drive for guests staying and playing at the resort.  Hidden River is also known for being one of first golf courses to open and last to close in northern Michigan, an advantage for golfers eager to hit the links this spring.   The course is set to open this Friday, April 15, 2011.

The option to play Hidden River is now included in all BOYNE golf packages for the summer 2011 season.  Tee times can be made by calling 800.GO.BOYNE (462-6963).  In addition to package play at BOYNE, the course will continue to offer 18 and 9-hole rounds as well as twilight rates.

Along with Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, BOYNE golf courses include The Heather, Arthur Hills, Donald Ross Memorial and The Moor at Boyne Highlands; Crooked Tree Golf Club in Petoskey; Bay Harbor Golf Club of Bay Harbor and The Alpine and The Monument at Boyne Mountain. 

BOYNE’s Room and a Round package starts at $80 per person and Unlimited Golf is from $98 per person with choice of lodging at Boyne Highlands Resort of Harbor Springs and Boyne Mountain Resort of Boyne Falls.  For reservations, call 800.GO.BOYNE or visit