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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Special Deals

Plainwell Golf Package
Dates: March 30, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Come to Lake Doster Golf Club in Plainwell, Mich. and play the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par 3. Set amid rolling and wooded terrain reminiscent northern Michigan, Lake Doster is rated one of the state's top 25.
Price range: $55

Courses

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Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $29
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $19
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $32
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $26
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $15
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $14
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $12
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $22
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $15
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $15
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $10
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $10
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $19
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $20
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $18
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $12
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $13
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $19
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $16
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $37
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $6.50 - $7.50
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $16
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $19
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $57
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $10
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $24 - $36
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $17
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $13
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $20 - $30
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $6
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
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