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

Pierson Golf Package
Dates: May 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Two days, one or two nights, and up to 54 holes of golf at Pilgrim's Run.
Price range: $125

Courses

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Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $32
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $22
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $24
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $38
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $16
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $28
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $22
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $17
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $14
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $30
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $58
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $25
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $12
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $20
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $17
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Legacy at Hastings Hastings $21 - $40
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $25
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $13
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $16
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $14
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Macatawa Golf Club
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Holland $30
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $6
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $65
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $26 - $40
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $15 - $36
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60 - $65
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $27
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10 - $17
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $38 - $70
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $26
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $20 - $50
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $68
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $70
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $45
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $45 - $55
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
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