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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Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $22
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $17
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $29
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $32
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $20
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $16
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $10
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $18
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $20
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $20
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $14
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $18
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $14
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $13
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $17
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $20
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
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