John Eckberg - Contributor

John Eckberg has been a life-long bogey golfer, whose addiction to the sport began with nine-iron pitches to and from neighbor Frank Haines's back yard and on the golf courses in and around Akron, Ohio. His fondest golf memories date to his teenaged-years when he and his brother would annually sneak into PGA events at Firestone Country Club, then spend the day eluding marshals as part of the army that trailed Arnold Palmer.

He is the co-author of Road Dog, a true crime thriller and a business reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer. His work or columns have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Sports Afield, Country Home, and Gannett newspapers across the nation.

Simply select where you want to play, find a tee time deal, and golf now!

Dates: May 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Located on the west side of Otsego Lake on one of the most scenic sites in northern Michigan, The Natural is among Gaylord's top golf experiences. Stay 2 nights at Beaver Creek Resort and play 18 Holes each at Elk Ridge, Black Lake, Gaylord Country Club and The Natural w/cart.
Price range: $294 - $345