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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Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $42
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $35
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $17
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $20
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $20
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $30
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $14
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $18
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $26
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $16
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
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
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $15
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $17
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $17
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $15
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Stonehedge North 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 $15
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $20
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
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