The course at Sauganash Golf Club showcases two eras of golf-course design: it features a front nine built in 1924 by A. W. Tillinghast, prolific designer of such legendary courses as Bethpage Black and Baltusrol, and a back nine built 47 years later. This baby of cross-generational construction challenges golfers of all skill levels, as players must try a wide spectrum of golf shots to get through the holes spanning 6,194 yards across the heavily wooded land adjacent to the St. Joseph River. The front nine demand precise drives down tight fairways, and the back nine require a firm handle on distance to avoid penalty strokes for winding up in the river or any one of the Great Lakes.
Course at a Glance:
Even before YMCAs were known worldwide as the easiest organization to spell with your arms, they were known for their original mission of fostering a sense of community through youth development, healthy living, and social-responsibility programs for people of all ages and income levels. The Michiana Family YMCA promotes wellness programs with a full-service gymnasium filled with an arsenal of modern Cybex strength machines, cardio machines, and free weights. Athletes can also stretch muscles within on-site racquetball courts, swim laps inside a 25-yard, six-lane indoor pool, and film re-creations of the 1996 Olympics on the 1/16th-mile outdoor track. The Y organizes youth programs such as summer camps and leadership opportunities and keeps younger tots occupied with childcare services.
Sculpted into the landscape just north of the Pokagon State Park, Country Meadows Golf Resort utilizes the area's hilly terrain on the 18-hole, par-71 course to challenge golfers with narrow fairways and numerous waterways. Meticulously maintained by superintendent Chris Rudolph and general manager Joe Rudolph, the course's layout explodes with vibrant colors and lush playing surfaces. Sunlight glints off the cerulean surfaces of the course’s plentiful water hazards, which flank the fourth and ninth holes. A stream guards the third hole’s putting green, demanding that golfers sheath their jousting sticks while building a drawbridge to reach the pin.
On Country Meadows Golf Resort grounds, players can rest easy in accommodations equipped with two double beds. In the common-area hospitality pavilion, a TV with cable hookup broadcasts tantalizing picture images, and gas and charcoal grills and a fire pit provide cookout opportunities. Each morning, players can enjoy a continental breakfast before heading off to the links; at the end of the day, they can adjourn to the CM Snack Cafe and browse the pro shop for golf gloves to keep their prints from showing up on the clubs gone missing from their playing partners' bags.
Course at a Glance:
*18-hole, par-71 course
*Length of 6,010 yards from farthest set of tees
*Course rating of 69.3 from farthest set of tees
*Slope rating of 124 from farthest set of tees
The four primary-care physicians and family nurse practitioner at Family Doctors of Vicksburg carry on a tradition of compassionate health care that has been thriving for more than 100 years. In 2006, the office expanded its offerings to include the services of registered nurse Darla. Since September of that year, Darla has been administering treatments that include Intense Pulsed Light and laser skin treatments five days a week.
Clients can await their chemical peel, Botox injections, or laser hair-removal sessions in the skincare center's "serenity room." There, guests lounge on the amply cushioned sofa, listening to the sounds of nature and testing out medical-grade moisturizing cream on the leaves of several nearby plants.
Palmer College of Chiropractic–educated Doctor of Chiropractic Samuel Hammel believes that chiropractic care is about much more than easing pain. Specifically, he states on his website that “it is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.” In addition to working on total wellness with a variety of diversified and low-force techniques on the spine, he adjusts knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and hands.
In nature, stones are usually treaded on by the masses as they lie forgotten on the ground. But inside The Wellness Center, stones take center stage during massage sessions. They are heated with care and gently slid along body canvases, lulling tense muscles into relaxation. The massage therapists also incorporate essential oils and salt scrubs into their kneading sessions and slather mud masks over faces for added relaxation.