I flew out to Grand Rapids, Michigan this past weekend to visit my disc golf buddy, who I haven’t seen in about a year. After arriving Saturday morning, I played a course over in Hudsonville before continuing west towards Lake Michigan and Holland, where I picked him up. We then played his home course at Winstrom Preserve before checking out the lighthouse at the Holland State Park. We next played the tough Shore Acres Park in Saugatuck, where I was no match for the long holes. Our next stop was at the lighthouse in South Haven and then further south to the two St. Joseph lighthouses in Benton Harbor, where we witnessed a great sunset, making for some amazing pictures. We then drove into Indiana where we stayed the night at a hotel in Michigan City.
We woke up to a crisp mid-30’s morning, where we were back on the links, hitting the course on the beautiful campus of the Purdue North Central campus. We then drove over to Rogers Lakewood Park in Valparaiso to play the fun 24-hole championship course. After two big courses, we enjoyed the short 9-holer at Hawthorne Park in Porter. Our last Indiana course was another 9-holer at Creek Ridge County Park in Michigan City. We then stayed in the city to view the two lighthouses, where we were able to go up inside the Old Michigan City one. We then crossed back over the Michigan border to play the Lake Township Park course in Bridgman before ending our two-state disc golf adventure at the picturesque campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs. We pretty ran out of daylight and dry weather, as we battled the darkness and rain before parting ways. It was great seeing him again, and we can add another disc golf adventure to our many travels together.