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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Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $42
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $16
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $14
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $18 - $49
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $17
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $29
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $20
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $19
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $30
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $18
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $17
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $18
Willow Wood Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $18
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $17
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $15
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Maple Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Augusta $12
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $13
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $8
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $10
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $14
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $15
Golden Sands Golf Course
Tee Times
Mears $15
Meceola Country Club
Tee Times
Big Rapids $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $13
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $18
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $25 - $45
Crestview Golf Club
Tee Times
Zeeland $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $12
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $18
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $18
Gleneagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudsonville $16 - $35
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $20
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $12
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $12
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $27
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $18
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $15
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $25
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $15
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $19
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Maple Hill Golf Course
Tee Times
Grandville $19.50
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $60
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $13
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $13
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $22
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $12
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $25
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sturgis $14 - $25
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelbyville $27
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
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