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.

See also


Special Deals

We are sorry but no packages are available right now. Check back later.

Courses

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

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area


Related Articles