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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Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $34
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $18
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $16
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $48
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $32
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $30
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $18
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $16
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $18
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $28
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $16
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $14
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $14
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $17
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $25
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $10
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $30
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $28
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $11
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $25
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $21
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $77
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $10
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
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Ionia $10 - $15
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $17
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $23
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $20
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $20 - $39
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $14
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $5
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $25
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $24 - $30
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $33
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $40
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
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