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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Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $29 - $57
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37 - $69
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $50 - $55
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $38
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $50 - $80
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $24
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $29
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $25
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $20 - $25
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $8
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $24
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $22 - $37
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $19
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $37 - $53
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $17
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $22 - $37
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $26
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $32
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $28
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $31
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $18
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $17 - $29
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $22 - $37
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $30
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $22
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $39 - $55
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19 - $34
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35 - $52
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $24 - $30
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $18 - $26
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $6.50 - $7.50
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
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Ionia $10 - $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $77
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $21 - $40
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $24 - $36
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $12 - $25
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $20 - $39
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $23
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18 - $30
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21 - $30
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
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