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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Jenison Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Package includes 18 holes of golf with cart at Wallinwood Springs Golf Course, 1 night lodging at area hotel and replay same day for $20 for 18 holes with cart and $13 for 9 holes with cart, starting from $90 (based on double occupancy).
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Courses

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Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $12
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $25
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $27
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $18
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $69
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $22
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $26
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Bronson Golf Club
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Bronson $25
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $15
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $20
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $18
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $19
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $20
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $16
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $30
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $13
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Par-3 Course at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $7
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $8
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $31
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
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