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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Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $18
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $23
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $21
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $21
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $16.5
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $19.95
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $15
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $37
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $21
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $19
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $30
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $15
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $20
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $20
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $77
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $20
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $13
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $20
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $15
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $15
Bella Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Coldwater $23
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $12
Stoatin Brae
Tee Times
Augusta $29 - $35
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $20
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $14
Western Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Marne $10
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $16
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $10
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $14
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $25
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Pin High Golf Course
Tee Times
Lawton $10
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $15
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $10
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Willow Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $23
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $12
Hastings Country Club Hastings $15 - $25
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $39
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $15
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $6
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $25
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $10
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $15
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $27
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $12
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $15
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $16
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $12
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
The Highlands Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
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