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: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Package includes 18 holes of golf with cart at picturesque Lake Doster Golf Club, home of the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par-3, 1 night lodging at area hotel and replay same day for $20 for 18 holes with cart and $13 for 9 holes with cart, starting from $75 (based on double occupancy).
Price range: $75

Courses

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Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $38
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $95
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $22 - $50
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $50 - $55
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37 - $69
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $29
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20 - $55
Portland Country Club
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Portland $30
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $32
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20 - $35
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $37 - $53
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $31
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $16
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $30
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $24
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $20 - $25
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $17 - $29
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35 - $52
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $20 - $25
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75 - $150
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
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 $16 - $20
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
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