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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Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $29
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20 - $55
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $50 - $55
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $38
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $95
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37 - $69
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $22 - $50
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20 - $35
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $18
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $31
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $20 - $25
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $24
Portland Country Club
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Portland $30
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $16
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $17 - $29
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $37 - $53
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $30
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75 - $150
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $20 - $25
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
White 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 $41 - $55
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35 - $52
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
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