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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Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $32
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $20
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $16
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $18
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $29
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $18
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $10
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $25
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $15
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $14
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $25
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $20
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
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