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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Special Deals

Plainwell Golf Package
Dates: March 30, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Come to Lake Doster Golf Club in Plainwell, Mich. and play the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par 3. Set amid rolling and wooded terrain reminiscent northern Michigan, Lake Doster is rated one of the state's top 25.
Price range: $55

Courses

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West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $26
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $29
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $44
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $30
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $26
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $10
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $15
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $14
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $12
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $10
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $30
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $13
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $10
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $16
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $25
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $14
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $16
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $10
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20.5
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $16
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $17
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $22
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $16
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $24
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $4
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $15
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $12
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $31.5
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $14
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $24
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $17
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18.95
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $5.5
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $77
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $17
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Bella Vista Golf Course Coldwater $21 - $34
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
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