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.
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
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