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