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.

See also


Special Deals

Augusta Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Please join us in celebrating the Midwest's next "must play" by visiting us this season! The package includes full hot breakfast, 18 holes of championship golf and cart at Yarrow Golf Club, 18 spectacular views, one-night accommodation, taxes and service charges, starting from $99 per person based on availability and double occupancy.
Price range: $99

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $47
Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $16
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $17
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $35
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $30
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $29
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $17
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $23
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $15
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $20
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $14
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $10
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $8
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Meceola Country Club
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Willow Wood Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Golden Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mears $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $15
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $13
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Maple Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Augusta $12
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $16
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $18
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $26
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $15
Gleneagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudsonville $16 - $35
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $12
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $15
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $15
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $16
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sturgis $14 - $25
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $13
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $25 - $45
Crestview Golf Club
Tee Times
Zeeland $10
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelbyville $27
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $67 - $87
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $13
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $12
Maple Hill Golf Course
Tee Times
Grandville $19.50
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $60
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $22
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $19
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
First page Previous page Next page Last page

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area


Related Articles