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