BOYNE Golf’s Bay Harbor Golf Club Appoints New General Manager, Head Golf Professional

BOYNE Golf’s Bay Harbor Golf Club Appoints New General Manager, Head Golf Professional

Robert Fuhrman and Steve Niezgoda Bring Decades of Experience to Respective Positions

(PETOSKEY, Mich.) BOYNE Golf – home to 10 premier courses spanning three resorts in the heart of “America’s Summer Golf Capital” – has made two new appointments at its 27-hole Bay Harbor Golf Club.

Robert Fuhrman is the club’s new general manager, bringing more than 30 years’ experience with Boyne Resorts to the position. A 26-year member of the PGA of America, Fuhrman has excelled in a variety of golf roles across BOYNE’s portfolio of properties. Most recently, he was Bay Harbor’s head golf professional from 2001 to 2015.

Steve Niezgoda has stepped into Fuhrman’s vacated role as head golf professional. No stranger to Bay Harbor, Niezgoda spent time with the club as an intern before beginning his full-time professional career with BOYNE as an assistant golf professional. Steve returns to Michigan from Maine’s Sugarloaf Resort, a BOYNE-managed property where he was the Director of Golf, Retail and Rental.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Robert and Steve in their new roles at Bay Harbor Golf Club,” says Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’ senior vice president of golf and resort sales. “Our organization prides itself on promoting from within, as it ensures continuity of the service-first culture we’ve championed from our earliest days.”

This year marks Bay Harbor Golf Club’s 20th anniversary. The byproduct of a massive land reclamation project, Bay Harbor brought the first lakeside, five-star resort golf experience to the region.

The club boasts three distinct nine-hole courses – The Links, The Preserve and The Quarry – all designed by Arthur Hills. The Links is reminiscent of Ireland’s famous seaside courses with six holes overlooking Lake Michigan; The Quarry winds its way through an immense, abandoned shale quarry; and The Preserve features stately trees towering over native grasses, wild flowers and wetlands. The 18-hole Links / Quarry combination is regularly ranked among the U.S.’s top 100 public courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

With courses designed and inspired by renowned architects like Hills, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Donald Ross, BOYNE Golf’s three flagship resorts offer experiences to suit players of all ages and abilities.

Boyne Highlands Resort

  • Arthur Hills (18) – Tumbling terrain and wide fairways deliver enjoyment for all skill levels
  • Donald Ross Memorial (18) – Replicates classic, memorable holes created by namesake
  • The Heather (18) – Flawlessly-conditioned Robert Trent Jones design appeals to purists
  • The Moor (18) – Traditional layout highlighted by a variety of dogleg holes
 The Inn at Bay Harbor 
  • Bay Harbor Golf Club
    • The Links (9) – Setting on windswept cliffs along coastline evokes game’s ancient roots 
    • The Preserve (9) – Tree-lined holes dominate before dramatic lakefront finish
    • The Quarry (9) – Distinctively nestled in abandoned shale quarry
  • Crooked Tree Golf Club (18) – Recently redesigned Nos. 16-18 enhance playability and charm
Boyne Mountain
  • The Alpine (18) – Fun and fair; annual host of Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions
  • The Monument (18) – Panoramic vistas combine with hole-by-hole tribute to golf history
Beyond golf, BOYNE’s unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay – Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, and adventure sport venues. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns Boyne City, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all a short drive from Mackinac Island. Following in Hemingway’s footsteps, taking in the famous northern Michigan sunsets, enjoying the casino and exploring acclaimed microbreweries mean golf isn’t the only game in town.

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About BOYNE Golf

BOYNE Golf offers the largest collection of courses (10) in the Midwest shared among three resorts in northwest Michigan’s Petoskey area: Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, and the Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor. Golfers play up to 72 holes daily thanks to the region’s long daylight hours and ideal temperatures. With courses suited to a wide range of playing abilities, accommodations for every taste and budget, world-class amenities and memorable off-resort attractions, BOYNE is a premier destination for vacationing golfers, families and meeting planners.

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