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

Plainwell Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Package includes 18 holes of golf with cart at picturesque Lake Doster Golf Club, home of the "Little Monster," Michigan's toughest par-3, 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 $75 (based on double occupancy).
Price range: $75

Courses

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