Stewards of Avalanche Preserve Disc Golf Course

We're not just disc golfers. We're Michigan disc golf enthusiasts.
Let's take an active role in caring for our local courses!

About Us

Added in 2002, our beautiful disc golf course at the Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area in Boyne City, Michigan was in disrepair and needed some love. Trash and vandalism had become a big issue, and navigation was difficult for players who were unfamiliar with the course. We formed the Boyne Valley Disc Golf Club in 2013 in order to protect, maintain, and improve this wonderful asset to our community. We promote responsible game play, good etiquette, and keeping the course clean and safe for all park users. Our mission statement also includes growing the sport and volunteering to help other local clubs and courses. We ended 2014 with 76 members.

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Address = Boyne Valley Disc Golf Club, PO Box 712, Boyne City, MI 49712-0712
Email = contactus@boynevalleydiscgolf.org

Club Director = Jason McCary, 231-459-8527, jnmccary@hotmail.com
Rob Wiltjer, Club Officer, 231-675-4623, devilsinthejukebox@hotmail.com
Secretary & Webmaster = Forrest Omland, 231-350-3660, forrestomland@gmail.com

We're always looking for new members! Detailed membership page coming soon. In the meantime just email us for more info. Annual dues are just a $5 donation to the club.

Club & Course Progress

2013 First Year Accomplishments

  • Established a good relationship with the Boyne City Parks & Recreation Commission.
  • Grew club to 35+ members and held weekly league play on Wednesday nights.
  • Created scorecards and made them available at the main welcome sign.
  • Provided additional trash barrels along the course (one for every hole).
  • Touched up paint on the original baskets and repaired badly damaged basket #6.
  • Added 14 new "next tee" navigation posts.
  • Improved several gravel tee boxes by adding new log frames.
  • Added plastic tree protection on holes #3 and #7.
  • Installed 4'x6' rubber tee pad mats on holes #12 and #18.
  • Received city budget proposal approval for 10 new baskets.
  • Hosted our first annual "Haunted Hyzer" disc golf tournament in October.
  • Improved the course ranking on Disc Golf Scene from #99 to #57 in Michigan.

2014 Accomplishments

  • Grew club to 75+ members and continued weekly league play on Wednesday nights.
  • Installed 10 new Discraft Chainstar baskets (front nine holes + practice basket).
  • Adjusted all baskets to the correct height and added new number stickers.
  • Made a new path from hole #1 to #2 coming up from behind the tee pad.
  • Added a new tee pad on hole #2 using concrete pavers (trial material for evaluation).
  • Provided additional log benches along the course (one for every hole).
  • Hosted another very successful "Haunted Hyzer" tournament in October.
  • Added Avalanche to the Northern Waters Disc Golf Series schedule for 2015.
  • Course ranked #39 in Michigan on Disc Golf Scene with 73 reviews on 12/5/14.

2015 Goals

  • Finish replacing all of the tee signs. IN PROCESS
  • Add wood chips underneath all of the baskets and on some of the paths.
  • Install several safety signs near some of the blind corners on the course.
  • Try trail base TSA (trail surface aggregate) on #10 tee pad (for evaluation).
  • Help the city repair or replace the large welcome sign in the parking lot.
  • Get the course map corrected and information updated on various websites.
  • Host a "Boyne Valley Trilogy Challenge" tournament in July.
  • Host a third annual "Haunted Hyzer" tournament in October.
  • Be among the top 30 ranked Michigan courses on www.discgolfscene.com.

Future Goals & Ideas

  • Possibly upgrade to cement tee pads on at least 9 of the holes.
  • Add short or long tee pad options on some of the holes.
  • Add 3, 6, or 9 additional holes to the course.

What's Going On

2015 Club Members (31)

  • Greg Argyle
  • Carrie Beemon
  • Bill Fuller
  • Dave Fuller
  • Scott Gross
  • Marc Hamlin
  • Will Hasseld
  • Josh Henry
  • Aimee Hewitt
  • Adam Hillsamer
  • Aaron Himmelspach
  • Adam Hubble
  • Ryan Kasper
  • Eric Klooster
  • Jason McCary
  • Kyle Mihatsch
  • Justin Mosley
  • Mitch O'Brien
  • Forrest Omland
  • Tom Pluister
  • Adam Sessions
  • Joshua Siwek
  • Jacob Stahl
  • Aaron Sulak
  • Amanda Sulak
  • Bill Towne
  • Russ Van Horn
  • Rochelle Wieber
  • Rob Wiltjer
  • Jonathan Winslow
  • Matt Wixsom
  • Italics = Founding Club Member
  • Bold = Honorary Lifetime Member

Recent Aces

Scott Gross
Avalanche Hole #3
Hanson Hills Hole #10
Hickory Hills Hole #24
Brian Kuhs
Avalanche Hole #8
Jason McCary
Avalanche Hole #7, flick shot
River Road Hole #8, Opto Villain
Charlie Pennington
Boyne Mountain Hole #16
River Road Hole #20
Beau Tillotson
Avalanche Hole #18
Todd Urman
Avalanche Hole #8
Rob Wiltjer
Avalanche Hole #3
Log Lake Hole #9