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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Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $16
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $22
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $38
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $28
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $32
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $22
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $25
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $24
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $10
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $14
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $25
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $15
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $10
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $58
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $30
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $65
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $12
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $25
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $17
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Hastings Country Club Hastings $15 - $25
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $30
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $17
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $12
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $39
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $13
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $12
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $19.5
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $6
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $20
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $25
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $13
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $14
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $70
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
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