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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Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $28
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $24
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $22
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Willow Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $16
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $22
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $38
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $32
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $16
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Western Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Marne $10
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $15
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $20
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $30
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $12
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
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
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $17
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $12
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $14
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $12
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $6
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $14
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $15
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $6
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $25
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Hastings Country Club Hastings $15 - $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $30
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $12
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $39
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $17
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $10
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $12
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $25
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $10
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $58
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $20
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $65
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
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