Destination Guide

Destination: Southwest Michigan

Along Lake Michigan's coastline, in the southwest corner of the state, a succession of small beach towns provide a quick escape from Detroit and Chicago.

Grand Haven, Holland, Saugatuck and South Haven are some of the great little getaways that many Midwesterners covet for their summer vacations. Benton Harbor, headquarters of the Whirlpool Company, recently unveiled a new revitalization project featuring The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus design.

While golf here isn't as nationally recognized as its neighbors to the north, it's still easy to find a great course. Some high-end private golf courses are reserved for Detroit and Chicago vacationers who come in for a long weekend, but value and convenience are still easy to find.

With a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 residents, Grand Rapids is the state's second-largest city. Known for its furniture business and medical research facilities, it also features a collection of the state's top daily-fee golf courses. Just north of the city, Pilgrim's Run Golf Club is one of the best-kept secrets in the state. Another top play and one closer to the city is Thousand Oaks Golf Club, a Rees Jones design. Locals also frequent their favorite municipal facility, L.E. Kaufman Golf Course, as well as the new Mines Golf Course just minutes from downtown.

Other cities in the southwest away from the coast include Kalamazoo, home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. In the neighboring small town of Vicksburg, Angels Crossing Golf Club has emerged as one of the state's finer value plays.
 

Recommended: Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor


The first of its class in Michigan's Great Southwest, Harbor Shores G.C. is proud to present the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. Recognized for the high standards of Nicklaus Design, the 18-hole course features three dramatic holes with sweeping views of Lake Michigan; 10 holes bordering the beautiful banks of the Paw Paw River and Ox Creek and its wetlands; and four holes through rolling hills, ravines and a hardwood forest, truly a unique golf experience.

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Courses

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Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $32
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $18
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $32
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $44
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $14
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $24
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $12
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $22
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $22
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $22
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Hastings Country Club Hastings $15 - $25
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $39
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $15
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $15
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $22
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $14
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $14
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $24
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $14
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $20
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $18
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $16
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $14
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $20
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $19
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $14
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $66
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $20
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
The Highlands Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
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