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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Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $35
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $29
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $17
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $30
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $16
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $42
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $20
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $18
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $14
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $10
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $14
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $15
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $26
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $17
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $16
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $17
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
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