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. Click HERE to view our full club charter document.

Charter       Facebook Page       Club Stuff

Club & Course Progress

2013 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 disc golf course 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 perforated plastic tree protection on holes #3, #4, #7, and #8.
  • Installed 4'x6' rubber tee pad mats on holes #12 and #18.
  • Received city budget proposal approval to buy 10 new baskets in 2014.
  • 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.
  • Course ranked #39 in Michigan on Disc Golf Scene with 73 reviews on 12/5/14.

2015 Accomplishments

  • Replaced all of the tee signs.
  • Installed 5'x10' carpet tee pads on 9 of the 18 holes (trial material for evaluation).
  • Added wood chips around the tee pads, on the paths, and under the baskets.
  • Made a new direct path from hole #10 to #11.
  • Relocated and started refurbishing the old disc golf course sign.
  • Hosted a Northern Waters Series tournament at Avalanche (the first since 2009).
  • Hosted a Boyne Valley Trilogy Challenge tournament in July.
  • Hosted a third annual "Haunted Hyzer" tournament in October.
  • Course ranked #37 in Michigan on Disc Golf Scene with 121 reviews on 12/8/15.

2016 Goals & Accomplishments

  • Install several safety signs near some of the blind corners on the course.
  • Finish upgrading all of the tee pads.
  • Touch up and seal the new tee signs with epoxy resin.
  • Possibly do one cement tee pad for evaluation (parks & rec approval received).
  • Possibly add short or long tee pad options to some of the holes.
  • Possibly add 3, 6, or 9 more permanent baskets to the course.
  • Be part of the Northern Waters Series once again.
  • Host a second Boyne Valley Trilogy Challenge tournament in July.
  • Host a fourth annual "Haunted Hyzer" tournament in October.
  • Be among the top 30 ranked Michigan courses on

Future Goals & Ideas

  • TBD.

What's Happening

  • Avalanche Weekly League Thanks to B.C. PIZZA and DISC BARON for being league & tournament sponsors! Click above for the 2016 schedule.

    When it comes to buying discs and other supplies, we always advocate supporting our local businesses like Tom & Dick's in Petoskey and Tilley's in Traverse City.

    If you're in Grand Rapids or shopping online, please check out Disc Baron. Our friend and club member Jacob Stahl has a cool disc golf retail and online store.
  • Club Meetings
  • Local Tournaments
  • Trilogy Challenge Sunday 7/31/16
  • Haunted Hyzer Saturday 10/15/16
  • PDGA Disc Golfer's Code

Ace Board

K.J. Becker
Avalanche Hole #17A

Avery Bennett
Avalanche Hole #12

Anthony Carpenter
Avalanche Hole #8

Bruce Dixon
Avalanche Hole #3
East Jordan Hole #8

Kevin Donovan
Avalanche Hole #8A

Scott Gross
Avalanche Hole #3
Hanson Hills Hole #10
Hickory Hills Hole #24

Pat Hood
Avalanche Holes #13 and #18
Blissfest Hole #6
East Jordan Holes #14 and #17

Brian Kuhs
Avalanche Hole #8

Jason McCary
Avalanche Hole #7
East Jordan Hole #15
River Road Hole #8

Charlie Pennington
Boyne Mountain Hole #16
River Road Hole #20

Beau Tillotson
Avalanche Hole #18

Andrew Trayer
East Jordan Hole #17

Todd Urman
Avalanche Hole #8

Kyle Williams
Avalanche Hole #8

Rob Wiltjer
Avalanche Hole #3
Log Lake Hole #9

Matt Wixson
East Jordan Hole #9