Every club in a golfer’s bag makes an appearance at the Fox Hills Resort Golf Course, whose 45 fairways sprawl over 500 acres. The resort boasts an 18-hole Scottish-links-style course—The National—where touring professionals including Bob Hope have navigated through sculpted mounds and double greens designed by Ed Locke. The course’s 16 acres of water hazards force players to aim with precision to avoid sailing their golf carts after sunken balls.
Encircling the resort lodges nearby, the three 9-hole Fox Creek courses unfurl parkland-style fairways lined by villas and quietly weeping willows. A sprinkling of aquatic hazards keeps novices on their toes, but players can gear up for these challenges with lessons from experts such as the club’s head golf pro Josh Redo. Before tackling any of the resort’s courses, clubbers can warm up at a driving range with 70 hitting stations.
Golfers enjoy a bevy of dining options before or after rounds, including The 19th Hole Bar & Grill, where they can grab a quick brat or white-cheddar-cheese curds. The Willowview Restaurant invites diners to make reservations before tucking into steak or prime rib, and the Benchwarmers Sports Bar welcomes guests to sip a foamy brew while watching the game, lounging on an outdoor deck, or knitting a new head cover for their favorite sand wedge.
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Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free personal-fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying program and teaches muscle-pumping principles of safe, effective exercise. This deal also includes a month of unlimited tanning ($20/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
While the S.S. Badger has been honored with a placement on the National Register of Historic Places, its beginnings were humble. First setting sail in 1953, the Badger originally carried railcars, along with a few select passengers, across scenic Lake Michigan year round. Now the last of the United States’s coal-fired steamships, the 410-foot vessel ships cargo of a different kind, transporting guests and their vehicles across Lake Michigan with the comforts and amenities of a modern cruise ship, with efforts to improve their ship environmentally in the near future.
While the boat embarks along between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, guests amble through the open deck for views of the scenic shorelines or set up shop on deck chairs, armed with a cool drink and a Mermaid-to-English dictionary. The ship’s shaded interior entertains with movies, guests shouting at celebratory bingo, and arcade games giving off musical tones as kids set new high scores. For a more muted ride, private staterooms let guests snooze away the hours, and a quiet room elucidates the ship’s history in hushed solitude. An in-house bar blends, shakes, and stirs ingredients into a range of refreshing cocktails, while the café showcases artfully crafted sandwiches like a deli hall of fame.
Corporate/Transient Hotel Year Built 1985 Year Remodeled 2005 Additional Property Description With an amazing view of Lake Michigan, this Manitowoc hotel offers great service, clean rooms and attractive rates. Located on Lake Michigan, we are close to the Green Bay Packers and Lake Michigan Ferry Dock. Guests of the BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel will be pleasantly surprised to find that the best of the area waits just outside this Manitowoc hotel. Catch a Green Bay Packers game, visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, sample sweets at Beerntsens Confectionary, see live performances at Capital Civic Center, learn about exotic animals at the Lincoln Zoo and explore everything there is to see and do around Lake Michigan, which is easily accessible with the nearby Lake Michigan Ferry Dock. Remember to take advantage of the breathtaking and famous Door County autumn sights if youre planning on visiting this Manitowoc Best Western in the fall its something you just have to see to believe. For those traveling on business to this Lake Michigan hotel in Wisconsin, Manitowoc Crane, Fisher Hamilton, Federal Mogul and several nuclear plants are all nearby. We also offer business services and meeting facilities to help make doing business on the road more convenient. Inside this Lake Michigan Best Western guests will be delighted to find that each guest room comes complete with cable satellite television, high speed Internet access and all the comforts of home. After a great nights sleep, start the day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast before swimming in the indoor heated swimming pool or relaxing in the hot tub. This hotel is pet friendly and pets are welcome for a small fee. Ready to make a reservation at this hotel near famous Door County. Book a stay and save today at the BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel.
Draped over 270 acres of rolling woodland terrain, Branch River Golf & Tennis’s 18-hole course funnels dimpled orbs through a circuit of arching fairways dotted with lush trees. After two generous starting holes, golfers must face Branch River’s daunting “Monster” hole, a 584-yard behemoth where players must tunnel drives though a fairway hemmed by trees, before determining how best to approach a creek-fortified green with a false front and fake ID. High-risk, high-reward shots abound throughout, forcing golfers to exercise sound course management as they drink in views of the picturesque par 72 course.
Along with pristine links, Branch River Golf & Tennis houses three tennis courts, a full-size outdoor pool, and an area for trap shooting. After a long day of spirited sport and swimming, guests can take a load off at dining facilities that overlook the course and graciously supply booster seats so anthropomorphic sand wedges can partake in the meal.
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