Alan B. Nichols is a veteran golf-travel journalist with over 25 years of professional writing experience.
In addition to newspaper reporting for an urban daily, he was a senior editor and writer in the environmental field before focusing his energies on golf and travel subjects.
Nichols has covered prominent resorts in the West, throughout the South and courses abroad, including the 'Birthplace of Golf' -- Scotland's St. Andrews Old Course. A low handicap player, he is also an occasional amateur tournament participant.
Stay and play at Wallinwood Springs Golf Club in Jenison, Michigan, a Jerry Matthews design that takes full advantage of the scenic Grand River. The course boasts an island green, island tee and a peninsula fairway. Lodging at Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn or Residence Inn Marriott.