Bay Harbor Yacht Club
Architect: Peacock + Lewis
Interior Architecture: Peacock + Lewis
FF&A: Peacock + Lewis
Contractor: Clark Construction
Size: 12,228 sq. ft.
Budget: $2.6 million
Completed: December 2020
Contact: Kathleen Muneio, General Manager 231-439-2110
Bay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) is known as a summer paradise,
and the club leadership wanted to provide more amenities to its
members to enjoy in the shoulder seasons and during the winter
months. Previously, BHYC had an unstaffed Fitness Room with
tightly spaced equipment that was generally unused by most of its
To fulfill its mission to serve its members as the social center of the
Bay Harbor Community with exceptional services, programs and
facilities, the leadership of BHYC engaged Peacock + Lewis to
create a multi-, phased-in master plan of renovations and expansions
for clubhouse amenities, placing the emphasis on fitness and
wellness for the well-being of current members and to attract and
engage future generations of members.
A generally unused space in the Assembly Building called the
Lang Center, which has great views to the marina and Lake Michigan
beyond, was transformed into the largest, best-equipped club
health and wellness center in Northern Michigan.
Since the remodeling, 40% of the members have become regular
users, and the expectation is that percentage will increase to 65%
when pandemic restrictions are fully lifted. In addition to this
unprecedented member activity for fitness, statistics show that the
golf simulator has been booked 10 hours per day.
In a typical year, Bay Harbor Yacht Club will take in an average of
28 new members. Since the new Wellness Center was completed in
November 2020, 70 new families have joined the club.