Boyne adds Hidden River to its roster
Monday, April 18, 2011
Boyne Resorts, the large golf-and-ski operator in northern Michigan, has added a ninth course to its golf portfolio.
Boyne will manage Hidden River Golf & Casting Club in Brutus, Mich., about 10 miles east of Boyne Highlands, where four of the company’s 18-hole layouts are located.
Hidden River was designed by Michigan native W. Bruce Matthews III, and opened in 1998. It was acquired in 2007 by Tom and Lisa Foster, who live in Spring Lake, Mich., about a four-hour drive south of the course. The Fosters continue to own the property, but have turned over management of the course and restaurant to Boyne.
Hidden River opened for the 2011 season on April 15, earlier than any other course operated by Boyne. The course, which is included in Boyne’s golf packages, also typically stays open later in the fall season than Boyne’s other courses.
“Hidden River complements the BOYNE golf experience by providing our guests with another premier course to play plus creates greater tee time availability and further increases the value of our golf packages and memberships,” Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ vice president of golf, marketing and retail operations, said in a statement.