Award-Winning Bay Harbor Yacht Club On Lake Michigan

Nestled into the western shoreline of Bay Harbor Lake stands the renowned Bay Harbor Yacht Club with its signature stone facade, a cascading waterfall, lovely plantings, pillared arches, and white picture-window frames. This gracious, architectural focal point overlooking Lake Michigan is the social center of the Bay Harbor community for boaters and non-boaters alike. The luxury private club offers a beautiful deep-water marina with a wide variety of boating, recreational activities, and extensive year-round family programming. (Click here to see all Bay Harbor, Michigan Homes for Sale)

 Emerald Award Recipient In The Great Lakes Region

Recently named a Distinguished Emerald Award recipient as one of the finest private clubs in the world, the Yacht Club serves over 550 members and their guests. From the Quarter Deck to the eclectic Marina Lounge or the laid-back Beach House, the Yacht Club’s four restaurants offer delicious dining options. Whether it’s a pair of toddlers splashing in the shallows, a weekend regatta, or a family setting off to cruise the Great Lakes, the Yacht Club is where it all happens. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

The Social Center Of The Bay Harbor Community

Bay Harbor Yacht Club, located on Bay Harbor Lake, is the perfect destination to enjoy the yacht club lifestyle for boaters and non-boaters alike. As the social center of the Bay Harbor Community, the Clubhouse and adjacent Lange Center are scenes of all sorts of fun, from weddings to birthday celebrations, swimming parties, and holiday festivities. A year-round calendar of more than 1,000 social events, programs, and activities is offered for the entire family. The Club’s private sandy beach allows ample opportunity to swim, sail, paddle-board, and kayak. Members enjoy our newly renovated fitness center, pool, spa, pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts, and other award-winning amenities. 

Private Memberships Available

Membership in the exclusive Bay Harbor Yacht Club is available to Bay Harbor property owners, and a limited number of boaters and non-residents. Contact Megan Nickerson at 231.439.2112 or to learn more about Club Membership and the lifestyle that comes with it.

Over 100 Private Marina Slips And Yacht Docks

Located adjacent to the Yacht Club, the Bay Harbor Yacht Docks have over 100 private slips, hosting a wide variety of sleek motor yachts and sailboats. Able to accommodate yachts up to 200 feet, the Yacht Club is the scene for exciting Club outings, parties, and rendezvous with other yacht clubs throughout the season.

Social and Family traditions, set against the magnificent backdrop of Bay Harbor Lake and Little Traverse Bay, are the centerpiece of our Yacht Club.  Time seems to stand still as beautiful day after beautiful day you are surrounded by clean, crisp air and sparkling crystal blue waters.  Bay Harbor is a place to enjoy memorable times with family and camaraderie with close friends.

Bay Harbor Yacht Club members enjoy fine and casual dining, special themed events, and extensive programming for both children and adults in a facility that has become the Social Center of the Great Lakes.

Excellence is a tradition at Bay Harbor Yacht Club and it continues to maintain the highest standard of quality.


Centrally located near Charlevoix, Walloon Lake, Boyne City, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs allows unlimited activities outside our gates. Golf, skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, skating, hiking, and biking trails are all within a short distance.

Family Fun

Family-friendly is a phrase you’ll hear again and again to describe the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. Programs are designed to engage and entertain every child from toddler to teen.

Swim lessons and programs, tennis lessons, sailing lessons, beach volleyball, and an inviting beach to just relax and have fun. 


Tennis is available on three Har Tru Clay courts for fun or exercise. Private lessons, women’s and men’s clinics, cardio tennis, fun, and varied theme matches. Competitive tennis. Tennis for Tots, Youth Sports Camp, and group lessons for children. Enjoy paddle tennis in the winter on our two raised platform tennis courts.


Members enjoy the convenience of Bay Harbor Yacht Club’s state-of-the-art fitness center, open every day year around. The fitness center features a full complement of aerobic and anaerobic training equipment. Work out while taking in the stunning views of Little Traverse Bay and Bay Harbor Lake. Personal trainers, personal masseuse, steam room, and spa complete the experience.


  • Clubhouse Dining Rooms. Fresh, quality products offer you a first-class dining experience in modern American cuisine.  From regional to traditional specialties, the artistry of our culinary staff will delight you.  Choose the perfect wine from our extensive wine list to complement your entrée selection.  The perfect ending to a perfect meal - conclude your evening by drinking in the million-dollar sunsets over the Bay.

  • The Quarter Deck. A casual atmosphere awaits on the Quarter Deck overlooking Bay Harbor Lake and Lake Michigan.  Enjoy soft, warm evenings, a fine glass of wine, and watch the sunset over Little Traverse Bay.  It gets even better when your meal arrives.  From light fare to a full dinner menu, you will find something to delight your senses.  It’s the place for daily burgers and margarita specials!  Meet your friends down by the water, take a dip in the pool or just enjoy a cold beverage poolside.  Friday Night entertainment and special theme nights are offered June through Labor Day.  Open seven days a week in the summer.

  • The Beach House. Offering cool refreshments and a casual light menu.  Enjoy lunch while you read a good book, watch your children playing on the beautiful sandy beach, or order to go for an afternoon on the boat.  Open seven days a week June-August

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