Golf News for Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Travel

Southwest Michigan vacation package deal: Stay and play at Wallinwood Springs Golf Course near Grand Rapids

JENISON, Mich. -- Wallinwood Springs Golf Course is southwest Michigan's first championship course and boasts an island green, island tee and a peninsula fairway. Jerry Matthews' design takes full advantage of the scenic Grand River, which runs along the east side of this course.

Wallinwood Springs' front is in the Scottish style, which means it is somewhat open by appearance. The Scots believe in letting nature be a golf ball's worst enemy. So as a result, the wind will have a dramatic effect on how each hole is played.

The back nine features a 26-acre, man-made lake which creates a watery grave for misguided shots on five of the nine holes. The Grand River runs parallel to the 10th, 11th and 12th holes and any error to the right and your ball will need to learn the backstroke.

Wallinwood Springs Golf Club's $90 stay-and-play package includes 18 holes of golf with cart and one night lodging at an area hotel, and replay same day for $20 for 18 holes with cart and $13 for nine holes with cart.

Dates: Offer good throughout 2013.

Price range: $90.

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