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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Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
The Highlands
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $34
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $15.95
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $17
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $36
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $25
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $39
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $11
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15.5
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $48
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $19
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $10
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $14
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $16 - $28
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $14
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $23
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $16
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $37
Pin High Golf Course
Tee Times
Lawton $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $33
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $19
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $18
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Meceola Country Club
Tee Times
Big Rapids $20
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $25
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $30
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
University Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $10
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $13
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $24
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $10
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $16
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $10
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Willow Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $21
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $17
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $17
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $10
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $11
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $15 - $25
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15.5
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $10 - $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $5
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15.5
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $23
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $24 - $30
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15.5
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $20 - $30
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $14
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $20 - $30
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $35
Bella Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Coldwater $23
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $40
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $11
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $19
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $10
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $77
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $9
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
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