Flights of Flavor Giveaway Now thru July 31

In celebration of the one year anniversary of Flights of Flavor - we're giving away a Flights of Flavor experience - including hotel, gift cards and swag!

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Grand Rapids Golf Courses

Grand Rapids boasts “perhaps the best combination of affordable golf, quality course design and fun non-golf activities in the United States,” raves golf review site friedegg.com. There are dozens of excellent courses within the metro area, including designs by such legends as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and they’re all close to the many delights of Michigan’s most dynamic city.

You can browse our golf courses now – or read on to discover a few of our “fun non-golf activities.”

Beer City USA

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What goes better with golf than beer? Grand Rapids is the reigning Beer City USA titleholder and it’s been named USA Today’s Best Beer City for four years running – so there’s no better place to enjoy a tall cold one after the fairway. There are more than 40 breweries on our Beer City Ale Trail, so there’s always one nearby. Make sure you download the Beer City Brewsader® app before your trip – it’s your access to fun challenges, cool badges and a FREE t-shirt. Just check in to eight Brewsader breweries and the t-shirt is yours.

Amazing Food & Drink

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Named Michigan’s Best Food City and one of America’s most affordable foodie destinations, Grand Rapids offers every kind of cuisine, for every kind of budget. The city is ringed by family farms and fruit orchards that supply restaurants with just-harvested ingredients, putting farm-to-fork meals on the menus of mom-and-pop diners and upscale steakhouses, and everything in between.  Not a fan of beer? Grand Rapids is also America’s Craft Beverage Capital, with local artisans crafting a dizzying array of cider, mead, seltzers, soda, spirits, wine and more.

Flights of Flavor are unique food and/or drink pairings that let you sample multiple flavors at once. You'll find them at some of the area's best restaurants and breweries - and you'll get rewarded for trying them!

Vibrant Nightlife

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Spend the day on the golf course and the night on the town in Grand Rapids. Named Michigan’s Best Food City and the Craft Beverage Capital of the U.S., the city offers every kind of cuisine and libation, for every kind of budget. After dinner, check out 100+ live music venues or hit up a sports bar, comedy club or cocktail bar. Watch our Detroit Tigers affiliate, the West Michigan Whitecaps, play a night game or head to Gun Lake Casino to play slots and gaming tables.

World-Class Events

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Check our Events Calendar to see what’s happening around town on the dates you want to visit – or time your trip around one (or more) of the many major events Grand Rapids hosts each year. Browse the Van Andel Arena, DeVos Performance Hall and Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series schedules for a performer you’ve always wanted to see. Check out our lineup of cultural festivals to explore and celebrate different heritages. Come in fall for ArtPrize, the world’s most visited art event. We’ve even had courses open up to golfers on mild days during World of Winter, America’s largest winter festival! 

Diverse Hotel Options

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With nearly 100 hotels throughout Kent County, you can easily find one right near the courses you want to play. Since none of the courses are very far apart, however, you could choose a hotel for its budget and amenities, and still not have far to travel. Downtown hotels are just steps away from 200+ restaurants, breweries, shops and entertainment venues – and just five minutes away from the nearest golf course. Outlying hotels have the advantage of free parking and proximity to suburban dining and entertainment districts. Be sure to check our Hotel Packages for golf-themed specials.

Golf Hotel Packages

Grand Golf Courses

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A rolling course built atop historic gypsum mines just five minutes from downtown (The Mines). One of The Golf Channel’s Top 10 Hidden Gems (Pilgrim’s Run). America’s #7 college golf course (The Meadows). A Jack Nicklaus course that honors fallen service members (American Dunes) and an Arnold Palmer course that feels like a Northern Michigan retreat (Ravines).

These are just a few of the public golf courses within a short drive of downtown Grand Rapids. Come back again and again to play them all!

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