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Best U.S. Golf Resort for Value: Boyne Highlands

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No. 16 at the Moor Courses at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Mich.

Northern Michigan’s cool breezes, rolling, forested terrain and lake views validate the region’s label as “America’s Summer Golf Capital.” Thanks to offerings like Boyne Highlands, where stay-and-play packages start at $88 per person, per night, and unlimited golf packages start at $112 per person, per night, it’s also one of America’s most affordable golf destinations. Boyne guests have access to four on-site championship tracks, the Arthur Hills, the Donald Ross Memorial, the Heather and the Moor, plus more courses at nearby sister properties. On Sundays after 2 p.m. on the Moor course, a spouse and two children can fill out your foursome at no extra charge. Bargain-hunters will also appreciate Boyne’s Great Escape 5-night package, which starts at $880 per person and includes lodging, meals, unlimited golf, tennis, range use and cocktail parties. Talk about Boyne for your buck.

Inside the top 10: For budget-conscious golf lovers, the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort (No. 8) is a must-visit. It’s golf’s Cooperstown. The Renaissance provides two top courses, the King & Bear, an Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus co-design and the Slammer & Squire, a Bobby Weed creation with Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen consulting. The resort also offers stay-and-play packages (starting at $189 per golfer per day) that include a tour of adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame.

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