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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Plainwell Golf Package
Dates: March 30, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Come to Lake Doster Golf Club in Plainwell, Mich. and play the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par 3. Set amid rolling and wooded terrain reminiscent northern Michigan, Lake Doster is rated one of the state's top 25.
Price range: $55

Courses

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Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $26
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $12
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $10
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $19
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $14
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $13
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $22
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $19
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $12
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $29
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $14
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $20
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $19
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $10
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $15
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $14
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $10
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $15
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $11
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $11
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $19
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $14
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $37
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $14
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $6
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $16
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $20
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $12
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $6.50 - $7.50
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $24 - $36
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $12
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $57
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $12
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $12
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $10
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $12
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $17
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $10
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
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