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The Links #7 - Bay Harbor


Getting To Know: Bay Harbor Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Rob Fuhrman, Head Golf Professional

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Rob Fuhrman who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Bay Harbor Golf Club has Twenty Seven holes that have exceeded all expectations. The Links- windswept shoreline holes and 160-foot bluffs redolent of Scotland. The Preserve traditional woodland and meadow fairways. The Quarry routed through 40 foot gorges of a former shale quarry.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Golf magazine chose the Links and the Preserve courses as # 8 in the nation's top fee based courses and names the Quarry one of the country's most unique golf setting. With breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and twenty seven holes of golf that offers outstanding championship golf. course Architect: Arthur Hills

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Pay attention to the prevailing winds and all putts break to the water.

Also all golf cars are equipped with GPS to aid and assist golfers.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
~Golfworld 2010 top 50 resorts course
~Golf Digest Best new golf course 1999
~Golf Course of the year 2007 Michigan golf course owner association
~Hosted Shells Wonderful World of Golf (Mickelson/Lehman)

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Links #7 Prettiest hole anywhere, this par five plays into the prevailing winds and sits 150 feet above Lake Michigan. Your backdrop is the beautiful blue skies and the water of Lake Michigan.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Links # 3 plays along Lake Michigan with Bay Harbor Lake as the back drop to this short but challenging hole offers great views of the area and great shot making for all ability's. stay on the upper fairway to have a better angle into the green. you can also hit to the lower fairway but be careful as it is all carry to this landing zone and then has an uphill shot to the green. I recommend the upper fairway for a better shot into the green as stated earlier.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Links Grille offer many regional favorites to enjoy while overlooking the Quarry Golf Course with Lake Michigan as your back drop.

~ Featured Items
Hole in One: Perch Basket(lightly battered perch, house fries, remoulade & lemon
Flatbread: Buffalo Chicken, Veggie Pesto

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Chad Tate Quarry/Preserve 65
Doug Labelle Links/Quarry 67 PGA Tour Player no course record Preserve/Links

Back Tee Stats
Par: links/quarry 72 quarry/preserve 71 preserve/links 71
Yardage: links/quarry 6827 quarry/preserve 6747 preserve/links 6784
Slope: links/quarry 145 quarry/preserve 146 preserve/links 142
Rating: links/quarry 73.0 quarry/preserve 73.1 preserve/links 72.9

More Information
Bay Harbor Golf Club
5800 Coastal Ridge Dr.
Bay Harbor, Michigan, 49770


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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