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Still time for golf groups: Southern Swing will cover you and your friends

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | August 4, 2020

“Breakfast ball!” was the call of the morning, as golfers warmed up their swings at The Medalist in Marshall. The 14 men were working out kinks for the first drive of the day. Two sandhill cranes walked unperturbed across the green course while the group traded gibes and sunscreen. “We love the company, we love…

Make your own memories: Marshall Country Club wants you to add to its history

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | July 16, 2020

Experience counts at Marshall Country Club. The golf course has been around for almost a century in the quaint town of Marshall, where you can still shop at the hardware store on main street or admire the Victorian architecture. Gabe Beronja, the head professional golfer at the club, loves to hear old stories from golfers. …

Where everybody knows your name: Cedar Creek Golf Club will welcome you like a friend

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | July 16, 2020

Working in the golf industry has given Cris Vocke some perspective on what it’s all about. “I like to play in competition,” said the owner of Cedar Creek Golf Club, “but as I’ve aged, it’s more about the camaraderie. The personal relationships you’ve formed on the golf course.” If you don’t just want to play…

The fun doesn’t have to stop: Check out these nightlife hotspots during your golf trip

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | July 16, 2020

Southern Swing will hook you up with a hotel so you don’t have to spend too much time driving to different golf courses. But it also gives you a chance to have some fun off the course. Here is some local nightlife to check out: The Dock at BayviewRight across the street from Gull Lake…

Best of both worlds: Lynx Golf Course combines beauty and brains

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | July 16, 2020

It used to be a Christmas tree farm, but now you can now find some of the most picturesque golf at the Lynx Golf Course in Otsego. You’re surrounded by pine trees in the front half of the course, which is unusual in this area. “You really don’t know you’re in Southwest Michigan when you…

We’ll let you in on a secret… Binder Park Golf Course is a hidden gem

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | June 3, 2020

We know golf enthusiasts are always looking for the best deal, and they can find it at Binder Park Golf Course. “The premise of a city owning a golf course is to have affordable golf for its citizens in the community,” Golf Pro Ron Osborne said. The prices are lower, but you’re still going to…

The Medalist is voted #3 golf course in Michigan

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | March 23, 2020

Some “awards” can be bought, but some have to be earned. The Medalist Golf Club has been ranked the third best golf course in Michigan by golfers themselves — and it is in the top 50 list for the U.S.  “Premium golf experience for average cost,” wrote one golfer in a review. “I was giddy.…

Meet Kelli, your guide to golf

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | March 23, 2020

If you want to golf at some of the best courses in Michigan, you should call Kelli Beattie.  She’s the sales coordinator for Southern Swing, which is like being a travel agent. She’ll set you up with tee times, accommodations and restaurant reservations in Southwest Michigan. But first, you should ask her about her animals.…

Three things we learned at the Michigan Golf Show

By Michigan Southern Swing CCVB | March 23, 2020

Did the first breath of spring put you in the mood to golf? You’re not the only one. We met hundreds of people at the Michigan Golf Show in March. The Calhoun County Visitors Bureau sponsors the Southern Swing program, which provides travel planning for a stay and play package in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area. …

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