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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Course City Rates from
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $22
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $17
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $33
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $12
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $12
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $69
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $28
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $37
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $25
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
Bronson Golf Club
Tee Times
Bronson $25
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $20
Willow Wood Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $20
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $18
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $26
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $20 - $35
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $16 - $36
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $19
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $15
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $60
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $25 - $40
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $25
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $35
Golden Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mears $10
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Crestview Golf Club
Tee Times
Zeeland $10
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $22
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $20
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $18 - $30
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $20 - $30
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $34
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $35
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $15
Gleneagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudsonville $16 - $35
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $30
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $15
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $15 - $25
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $13
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $24 - $36
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $25 - $45
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelbyville $27
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $40
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sturgis $14 - $25
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Par-3 Course at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $7
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $8
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $31
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Holland Country Club Holland $49
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
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