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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Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $25
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $45
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $18
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $17
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $19
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $25
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $14.25
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $48
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $16.95
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $10
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $16
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $17
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $11
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Portland Country Club
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Portland $14
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $14
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $13
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $19
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $31
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $28
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $19
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $14
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $29
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $21
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $18
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $5
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $67
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $17
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $15 - $25
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $77
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $10 - $15
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $24 - $30
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $27
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $14
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $10
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $12
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $10
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $9
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
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