Tyler Creek Golf Course & Campground offers a unique opportunity to golf and camp in a picturesque country setting, located halfway between Grand Rapids and Lansing in west-central Michigan. Situated among wooded, rolling hills, Tyler Creek’s signature covered bridge spans the gentle creek that winds through the property in the small town of Alto.
Though the golf course opened as an 18-hole track in 1973, it underwent a managerial change in early 2017 and is now a nine-hole course. Still a fun and challenging golf course, Tyler Creek stretches to 2,774 yards and is a par 34. Throughout the year, the Tyler Creek Golf Course & Campground offers weekly activities and entertainment, like glow ball golf tournaments, scrambles, and various potlucks.
According to Tyler Creek Golf Course & Campground’s new owner Sam Pyle, there are 160 sites with water and power hookups available to campers, including 40 rustic sites and four full hookup sites. A host of amenities include a swimming pool, playground, volleyball, basketball, camp store, laundry facility, dump station, pavilion, pump out service, fishing ponds, a nearby trout stream, hiking trails, live music along with DJs and Karaoke, free Wi-Fi, tubing, and kids camps with bouncy houses, hayrides, a petting zoo, dog walk and more.
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is also located in Alto. Visitors to the 80-acre park will enjoy seeing a distinct collection of exotic animals and reptiles first-hand. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park offers an extensive and diverse collection of birds, including more than 800 birds representing 70 different species, including the African grey parrot, black-masked lovebird, blue and gold macaw, Mandarin duck, mute swan, bourbon red turkey, and Eurasian eagle owl, to name a few.
Another fun and educational field trip you can make nearby is Dairy Discovery. This tour at Swissland Dairy Farms lets you experience the inner workings of a modern dairy farm. Visitors will see how cows, people, and technology combine to produce the dairy products that are readily available at the grocery story. Since this is a working farm, they ask that visitors call ahead for an appointment: (616)-293-0432.
For more info on staying at Tyler Creek Golf Course & Campground, check them out on RV LIFE Campgrounds.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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