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 $50 - $55
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $18 - $49
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20 - $55
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $29
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $95
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $16
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $29 - $57
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $38
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37 - $69
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $25
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $37 - $53
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $8
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $31
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $15
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $26
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $20
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $22
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $24
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $24
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $28
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $32
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $20 - $25
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $17 - $29
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $30
Portland Country Club
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Portland $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $19
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
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
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Augusta $41 - $55
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $6.50 - $7.50
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $24 - $30
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35 - $52
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18 - $30
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75 - $150
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $24 - $36
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $25
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Bella Vista Golf Course Coldwater $21 - $34
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Holland Country Club Holland $49
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
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