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