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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Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $14
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $38
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $22 - $50
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37 - $69
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $29
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $37
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $22 - $26
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20 - $55
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20 - $35
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $16
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $30
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $21
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20 - $30
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $24
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $17 - $29
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20 - $38
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $20
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $15
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $31
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $20 - $25
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $25
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $19
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75 - $150
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $25
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35 - $52
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $15 - $25
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $41 - $55
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
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