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

Pierson Golf Package
Dates: May 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Two days, one or two nights, and up to 54 holes of golf at Pilgrim's Run.
Price range: $125

Courses

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Course City Rates from
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $32
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $22
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $38
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Willow Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $24
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $16
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $28
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $16
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $22
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Legacy at Hastings Hastings $21 - $40
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $30
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $15
Bella Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Coldwater $25
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $25
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $10
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Pin High Golf Course
Tee Times
Lawton $6
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $22
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $20
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $14
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $14
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $17
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $20
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $65
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $15
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $25
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $17
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $12
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $12
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $16
Macatawa Golf Club
Tee Times
Holland $30
Western Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Marne $10
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $10
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $12
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $10
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $12
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $14
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $25
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $12
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $6
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $58
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $10
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $15
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10 - $17
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $27
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $70
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $26 - $40
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $15 - $36
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $68
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $45 - $55
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $26
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $45
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $38 - $70
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $20 - $50
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60 - $65
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
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