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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Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $40
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $16
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $10
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $12
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $39.75
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $30
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $30
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $15
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $12
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $12
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $10
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $16 - $28
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $12
Maple Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Augusta $6
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22.5
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $10
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $10
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $10
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $17
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $15
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $14
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $12
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $16
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $10
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $37
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $17
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $10
Pin High Golf Course
Tee Times
Lawton $6
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $17
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $13
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $15
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $10
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $26
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $14
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $4
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $51
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16 - $20
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $12
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $12
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $18
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $12
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $18
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $10
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $14
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $14
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $5.5
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $14
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $12
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Bella Vista Golf Course Coldwater $21 - $34
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
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