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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Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $69
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $27
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $22
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $12
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $18
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $25
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $18
Bronson Golf Club
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Bronson $25
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $26
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $12
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $19
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $20
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $30
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $13
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $16
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $18
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $20
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $21 - $34
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Par-3 Course at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $7
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $8
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $31
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
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