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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Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $32
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $15
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $16
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $10
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $34
The Highlands
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $25
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $19
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $19
Cedar Chase Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar Springs $15
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $44
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $37
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $16
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $24
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $12
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $20
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $16 - $28
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $18
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $10
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Willow Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $21
Pin High Golf Course
Tee Times
Lawton $10
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $13
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $14
Terra Verde Golf Course
Tee Times
Nunica $14
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Waters Edge Golf Club
Tee Times
Fremont $16
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $15
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $35
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $24
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $15
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $24
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $17
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $10
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $20 - $39
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $10
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $10
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $20 - $30
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Pierson $39 - $55
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $8.1
Meceola Country Club
Tee Times
Big Rapids $20
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $77
Stormy Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $10
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $20 - $30
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $10 - $15
Bella Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Coldwater $23
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $26
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $22
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $19
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $15 - $25
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $14
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $24 - $30
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $15
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $19
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $5
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $10
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $29
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $30
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
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