A round of golf and a cocktail on the patio, sound like the perfect way to spend a summer day in Newaygo County! Throughout the region, you will find great spots for golf, both traditional golf and disc golf, and restaurants offering outdoor dining to help you make the most of the summer season.

Water's Edge

Water’s Edge + Lakes 23 Restaurant & Pub 

Fremont is home to one of our region’s most popular golf destinations, which also features a local favorite dining spot. Water’s Edge Golf Course is a scenic and challenging 18-hole public golf course. Golfers of any skill level will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and scenic backdrop. Want to sharpen your skills? The Bunker provides a driving range equipped with Toptracer Range technology. Compete against friends at the range and receive instant feedback on every shot.

Lakes burger

After your golf game, make your way to The Lakes for unforgettable appetizers, hearty handhelds, or one of their imaginative main courses all while taking in the picturesque views while dining outdoors. Known for their brisket and ribs, The Lakes provides a full menu of flavorful fare to fuel your next round of golf.

Disc golf target

Muskegon River Bluffs + Riverstop Cafe 

Maybe disc golfing is your preferred style. If so, Muskegon River Bluffs is Newaygo County’s newest disc golf course located at the Ed H. Henning County Park. The course is so new that some holes are still under development, but already boasts 7 holes ready to play, each with 2 baskets and tee pads creating 4 ways to play 28 hole combinations. The course is anticipated to be complete this year.

sandwich from River Stop

Following your round of disc golf, head to the River Stop Café just a short drive to downtown Newaygo. The River Stop is a café by day and a social house by night. So, no matter what time of the day you complete your round they will have beverages and great eats waiting. Stop by for a warm breakfast sandwich in the morning, a wrap filled with fresh ingredients for lunch, or at the end of the day check out their inventive dinner menu featuring scrumptious flatbreads and other shareables. If you happen to be downtown on Thursdays, be sure to stick around for live music.

Out Back social district sign

Newaygo’s Outback Social District

Downtown Newaygo invites you to grab a drink at one of the participating restaurants and stroll the streets. The Outback Social District, located behind downtown retailers on the east side of M37, was created for locals and visitors to enjoy an evening outdoors with a beer, wine, or cocktail. The Outback features cornhole boards, firepits, and group seating areas, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends on a warm summer day to plan another great adventure in NewayGo County!


There are so many more ways to enjoy the outdoors and some many more flavors to taste in NewayGo County. Our local Chambers can help you find just the right spot. Plan your trip today!


River Country Chamber of Commerce

Hesperia Chamber of Commerce

Fremont Chamber of Commerce