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Getting To Know: Riverwood Resort

Getting To Know: Riverwood Resort

An Insightful Interview With Jeremy Lawless, Director of Operations & Marketing

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Jeremy Lawless who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Imagine 27 breath-taking holes all at one location with the natural beauty of the Chippewa River quietly following you throughout your round. Enjoy an electric atmosphere in our newly remodeled clubhouse, steps away from our fairway lodging. Relax on our deck and enjoy great food from our kitchen. Riverwood Resort is the choice destination for stay & play packages.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Everything you need all in one location. Great course with all the amenities of a private club. Small town hospitality at its finest.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Listen to the pros. LPGA professionals Cindy Figg-Currier and Kelly Robbins grew up on the course, alongside PGA professional Dan Pohl. The course is a great test of ability and skill and will bring out the best in your game.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest's Top Places to Play

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 9 is our most popular hole. Playing just 359 yards the scenic pond and water fountain come into play as well as a green surrounded by bunkers. From the tee the Chippewa River is flowing softly behind you, relaxing you for a tough tee shot.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Riverwood Burger is our most popular. 2 quarter pound patties, haystack onions, bacon, 2 slices of cheese, smothered in BBQ sauce and served with seasoned Brew City fries and a pickle.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6596
Slope: 72.4
Rating: 135

More Information
Riverwood Resort
1313 E. Broomfield
Mt. Pleasnt, MI, 48858

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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