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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Augusta Golf Package
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Courses

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West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $15
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $10
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $30
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $44
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $12
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $28
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $15
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $30
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $14
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $13
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20.5
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $11
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $14
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $26.25
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $19
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $12
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $16
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $23
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $11
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19.75
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $10
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $7
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $12
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $14
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $14
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $14
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $14
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $12
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $12
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $17
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $62
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16 - $20
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $12
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $13
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $6
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $12
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $4
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $12
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
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