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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Special Deals

Plainwell Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Package includes 18 holes of golf with cart at picturesque Lake Doster Golf Club, home of the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par-3, 1 night lodging at area hotel and replay same day for $20 for 18 holes with cart and $13 for 9 holes with cart, starting from $75 (based on double occupancy).
Price range: $75

Courses

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West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $29
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $17
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $42
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $19
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $16
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $13
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $25
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $12
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $18
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $20
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $27
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $18
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Holland Country Club Holland $49
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
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