We almost always have our first day at Boyne at the Mountain (Alpine and Monument) so that we don’t have to drive around much. Grab breakfast. Read the paper (big news about Tiger and Steve Williams parting ways). Pack up the car (again since we have to move to Creekside). Head to the courses.
Finish our round and check in (long, long line for check in that Bob and I bypass -- then Bob goes and gets us beers at the bar as we go through check in). Off to Creekside. This place is nice. And has a hot tub. Settle in and unpack. Clean up and decide to go to the Beach House for dinner. Tom and I remember it as being nice -- with fish on a plank. Not the case anymore. It’s definitely gone “family.” Service is spotty. Food is incredibly bad. Bob returns his for a steak. The steak is incredibly bad as well. But, they comp his meal and give us a discount. Extreme disappointment. Don’t know if it’s the economy, or just Boyne. Sad to see.
Back to Creekside to rest up for our day at Treetops (8 free rounds of golf). We’re assuming that Mark isn’t going to make it to Treetops and aren’t sure when he’ll get in.