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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Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $33
The Highlands
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Grand Rapids $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $15
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $18
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $13
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $20
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $32
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $26
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $17
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $41
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $10
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $14
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $10
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $11
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $16 - $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $18
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $13 - $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $22
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $10
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
University Park Golf Course
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Muskegon $10
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $16
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $12
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $8
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $12
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $12
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $13
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $25
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $17
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $10
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $17
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $10
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $23
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $14
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $14
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $10
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $17
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $74
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $24 - $30
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $14
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Bloomingdale $5
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $12
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $18.95
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $5.5
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $31.5
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $14
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $17
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $12
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $17
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Bent Pine Golf Club
Tee Times
Whitehall $18
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Bella Vista Golf Course Coldwater $21 - $34
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
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