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).
Price range: $90

Courses

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Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $39
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $12
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $18
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $20
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $20
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $10
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15 - $22
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $20
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $18
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $29 - $35
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $10
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $20
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $17
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $16
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $39 - $55
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $12
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $20
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $16
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $39 - $55
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
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
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $21
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $15
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $15
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $13
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $25
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Holland Country Club Holland $49
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
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