Carved through dense woodland, Chase Hammond Golf Club's 18-hole course showcases a scenic backdrop and a well-manicured landscape. Throughout the course, a tapestry of towering trees sways over the edges of fairways, shrinking landing zones for the tiny Scottish pilots who steer golf balls from their dimple-size cockpits. Wildlife such as deer, turkeys, eagles, and foxes occasionally emerges from the foliage to check in on players' rounds, adding character to the vibrant fringe. Before rounds, golfers and their clubs can warm up swings at the club's driving range.
At Gonyon's Gymnastics, highly trained staff members craft a unique exercise regimen for each child, helping students foster confidence and grace as they master their desired gymnastic routine. Kids of all ages and levels first learn the fundamentals of bodily alignment while learning basic acrobatic skills. Over the weeks, students build balance, flexibility, and brawn through myriad gymnastic activities that include tumbling across floor mats, striding on balance beams, bouncing on trampolines, and feeding oats to pommel horses. The spacious gymnasium boasts colorful mats for preschool classes or more professional equipment for advanced students.
At the 6,532-yard Pigeon Creek Golf Course, few trees border the fairways and 11 lakes dominate the wide-open layout. The water-laden design forces players to demonstrate deft control off the tee or convert underperforming wedges into fishing poles with divot-tool lures. If players can stay on dry land and efficiently roll their golf balls into the welcoming confines of the cup, they can make a play for the course par of 71.
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Anchored by a golf course on the shores of Lake Michigan, Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club offers warm-weather relaxation on the course and professional instruction off the course. Golfers can practice at the Club’s driving range or putting green, or seek out expert advice during a lesson with PGA Class A Pro Bruce Saip. The Club’s pro shop showcases a variety of golf gear from top brands for golfers in need of new equipment. After a day at the links, guests can unwind with a drink at the Club’s Bar & Grille.
The Rogue Golf Club’s 18-hole course guides golfers along a bucolic path filled with dense foliage, reedy ponds, and crisply maintained fairways along the Rogue River. When you’re lining up your shot, keep in mind the course’s firm, fast greens. To counter the putting surface’s slippery nature, the smart play would be to give shots plenty of loft, impart spin, or sneak some chewed-up bubblegum onto the ball so that it hits the green and sticks. Afterwards, enjoy a post-round sandwich in the clubhouse, or browse the pro shop for new gear.
In 1929, the Wilson family sculpted nine golf holes into their fruit and dairy farm, weaving well-manicured holes among the orchards and appropriating an old farmhouse to serve as the first clubhouse. Today, after several clubhouse iterations, the family still owns the course, having overseen an expansion to two full 18-hole courses during its storied history. Water is featured prominently on both layouts and a diverse gathering of trees line the fairways, from low apple trees that bloom radiant white flowers in the springtime to towering pines vying for inclusion in Wilson family holiday photos.
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