Sports in Ionia

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

Up to 52% Off Golf at Maple Brook Golf Course

Charlotte

$60 $29

Designed by Tom Bendenlow, 9-hole course has invited golfers to traverse its gently rolling fairways since 1925

Up to 51% Off at Freewheeler Bike Shop

West Grand

$102.90 $49.99

Bicycle specialists tune up all types of cycles and equip riders with lights, helmets, and other accessories

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 75% Off Adults' or Kids' Karate Classes

Northview

$175 $49

Karate instructors help children and adults build self-esteem and discipline while learning self-defense techniques

Up to 88% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

3150 Plainfield Avenue NRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

$100 $15

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

Up to 70% Off Kids' Jiu Jitsu

Northview

$55 $19

Classes incorporate games while teaching kids the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, a Brazilian martial art focused on fitness and self-defense

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

60% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Grand Rapids

$63 $25

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

Up to 44% Off Entry to Totally Rad 80s Run

Grand Rapids

$25 $14

Runners don their raddest ensembles for an '80s-themed 1-mile or 5K run that finishes with a post-race party

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 67% Off All-Ages Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$73 $29

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 56% Off Birthday Package or Family Pass

Okemos

$450 $199

Birthday parties with coordinators, lifeguards, drinks, paper goods, invitations, and cupcakes; heated pools with a tropical setting

50% Off Indoor Driving Range in Okemos

Okemos Golf Dome

$20 $10

Golfers shake the rust out of tee swings and calibrate iron shots with large buckets of range balls

Up to 46% Off Golf in Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids

$36 $20

Three waterfalls, a pond, and more than 100 kinds of trees populate 9-hole course that draws visits from deer, turkey, and other wildlife

Up to 47% Off Duck N Dodge 5K Race

West Michigan

$49 $27

Racers take on challenges and obstacles including mud-slicked ramps, straw bales, and log fences during muddy 5K obstacle course

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Holland

$194 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

Up to 50% at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Kalamazoo

$22 $11

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Hot-tub suites lodge guests in Japanese gardens, Isle Royale, and other themed, temperature-controlled settings

Up to 51% Off at Arbor Hills Golf Club

Spring Arbor

$70 $35

18-hole course designed by Arthur Hamm challenges golfers with difficult greens

Half Off at Country Town Golf

Springport

$32 $16

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

Up to 50% Off at Copper Ridge Golf Club

Davison

$100 $50

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Diverse course features deceivingly difficult approaches, intersecting waterways, and pristine course conditions

Up to 54% Off at Castle Creek Golf Club

Arcadia

$60 $29

Medieval castle-like clubhouse sets tone for a dramatic course characterized by rolling terrain, arched stone bridges, and water features

50% Off a Four-Week Women's Cardio Kickboxing Class

Burton

$169 $85

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off at Cattails Golf Club

South Lyon

$98 $49

18-Hole course incorporates natural, diverse terrain into course design, including dense hardwood forests and wetlands with creeks

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes

Brighton

$50 $15

Instructors help students perfect their punching and kicking form before fusing the two kinds of strikes into devastating combos

Half Off Bicycle Tune-Up

Brighton

$50 $25

Experts prepare bikes for summer riding inside full-service shop carrying product lines such as Specialized, Fuji, Diamondback, and Redline

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in Saline

Rustic Glen

$78 $38

Fairways arch over rolling hills across 6,469-yard course with four tee options and water hazards in play on five holes

66% Off Martial Arts

Ann Arbor

$150 $51

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

79% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform

Chelsea

$137.40 $29

Up to four times a week for a month, students learn tae kwon do and self-defense techniques to imbue them with modesty and leadership skills

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

Fallen Timbers Fairways – Up to 58% Off Golf

Waterville

$60 $29

18-hole course incorporates nine ponds and strategically placed tree lines that add challenge and charm

Up to 85% Off

Novi

$200 $39

Seasoned instructors impart self-defense techniques in a non-violent, family-friendly environment

57% Off Boxing

West Bloomfield Township

$189 $81

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

59% Off Reserved Tennis-Court Time

West Bloomfield

$185 $75

Reserved tennis time on courts rated the best in the city by "Hour Detroit" in 2008 and 2009

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes or Program

Canton

$99 $19

Fitness classes use high-intensity kickboxing moves to burn calories; six-week weight-loss program includes check-ins and unlimited classes

Up to 56% Off at Mulberry Hills Golf Club

Oxford

$100 $49

2014 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Hank Clayton–designed course, which rolls across 188 acres of oak trees and pristine conditions

Up to 74% Off at Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$375 $99

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

67% Off Kickboxing Classes at Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center

Westland

$75 $25

Students train with partners, soaking up self-defense skills and toning muscles in a spacious 4,000 square-foot gym

72% Off at Dragon Academy of Martial Arts

Livonia

$125 $35

Black-belt instructors lead martial-arts classes including tae kwon do, krav maga, weapons training, and conditioning

Select Local Merchants

First opened in 1927, Portland Country Club's 18-hole course sprawls across 100 acres of rolling countryside terrain stitched by mature trees. The winding 5,558-yard layout challenges duffers with imposing tree lines and sand traps kissed against fairways and greens. Portland Country Club regularly hosts the Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour as well as its annual Best Ball Tournament, which has been played for 54 consecutive years. The club still retains the grounds' original farmhouse, now expanded and renovated into a clubhouse to serve as a testament to its humble beginnings and a quick reference for any Herbert Hoover–related trivia.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Total length of 5,558 yards from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

4901 Divine Hwy
Portland,
MI
US

Tall pines and hardwoods stand watch around Candlestone Golf & Resort, their reflections dappling the surface of marshy ponds and water traps that resemble pools where woodland sprites might splash. The par-72, Jerry Matthews-designed course has a timeless quality, though in fact it was completely renovated in 2008, setting new electric golf carts buzzing past sand traps redesigned to meet USGA standards. The resort’s two dozen guest rooms were recently remodeled, too, with flat-screen TVs, new mattresses, and a fresh supply of hardworking counting-sheep filling each serene, wood-accented space. Overlooking the golf course, the Water Tower Grille serves wine, beer, dessert cocktails, and crowd-pleasing dinner fare such as chipotle-honey barbecue ribs, pecan-crusted walleye, and hand-tossed pizza on a spacious deck or beside a roaring fireplace. In 2009, The Grand Rapids Press praised the Grille’s “friendly service and good food,” such as the “tender and moist” pork chops.

8100 Storey Rd
Belding,
MI
US

Scant trees, rolling mounds, and small, deep bunkers. These are the marks of a serious, links-style layout, and Glenkerry Golf Course is as serious as they come. The course pays homage to the early days of golf with each of these traditional, Scottish-style characteristics, giving players 71 strokes to finish at par or better on the 18-hole loop. To accomplish such a feat requires control off the tee, limited mistakes on the greens, and the patience of a dreaming baby sloth. Those who manage to string together a round can be proud of their precision and prowess. And those who come up short can always haul their clubs to the on-site, all-grass driving range and practice putting green for solo practice, lessons, or group clinics.

1413 E Kent Rd
Greenville,
MI
US

Ada bike shop has been serving the Ada area since 1997. We are also happy to be in our second year at 1311 E. Fulton Street in Fulton Heights near downtown Grand Rapids. Our experienced staff has experience fixing all makes and models of bicycles, and loves to do it!

597 Ada Dr SE
Ada,
MI
US

Nestled among oak trees and apple orchards, the 18-hole, par 72 course at Deer Run Golf Club hosts weeping willows that have been ducking golf balls for more than four decades. Golfers start out at the course’s second-hardest hole, navigating a dogleg left in the last fourth of the fairway and hitting past two bunkers that stand sentry just in front of the green. The second hole, a handicap 18, lets players catch their breath or show off by wearing a diamond-studded blindfold while driving, but the 13th hole—the course’s toughest—gives even the most gifted swingers a challenge with a dogleg right and a green guarded by a slither of fairway-bifurcating water.

Before hitting the course, players warm up at one of the driving range’s 25 hitting stations or by bench-pressing a golf cart. After, they generally decamp to Deer Run's clubhouse, which complete with a hardwood dance floor and fireplace ready for hosting special occasions. Here, up to 250 guests can party away the night, celebrate weddings and other occasions, or host a conference on turning the state of Indiana into a 1,800-hole championship course.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,964 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.1 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 134 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

13955 Cascade Rd SE
Lowell,
MI
US

NRA-certified pistol instructor Steve Washington, a veteran of the US Army and National Guard, has taught gun handling and safety techniques to military and law-enforcement personnel for more than 20 years. In 2011, he partnered up with retired Michigan State Trooper Charles Hockey to open Protection Tactics, LLC, bringing their combined firearms expertise to locals. Instead of having students come to them, the duo travels to communities around Michigan to conduct courses such as the Basic Pistol class, which instills pistol and ammunition knowledge and instructs one- and two-handed firing stances. Additionally, Steve and Charles host Bullets, BBQ & Brews events where qualified participants try out various firearm models on paper targets that regret not taking a job as a page in a book.

12241 Ives Meadow Lane Northeast
Cedar Springs,
MI
US