The 25-room Candlewood Golf Resort is one of Michigan's unsung golf properties. The course is a classic tree-lined test. Both the hotel and the course have been updated since new owners took over in 2008. The Water Tower Grille serves 30 different beers and multiple appetizers, entrees, burgers and sandwiches.
Sunset over the blue waters of Lake Michigan can be one of the unexpected thrills for first-time visitors to the west coast of the Wolverine State. Another is the rich golf scene as Grand Rapids and its environs boast a vast collection of upscale courses and low-priced gems. Couple that with the city's eclectic mix of reasonably priced restaurants and night spots, and Grand Rapids offers tremendous value as an under-the-radar golf destination.
An incident involving several Michigan high school golf teams that turned in some suspiciously low scores to qualify for the state tournament raises a serious question: Just how much cheating goes on in tournament golf?