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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Special Deals

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