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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Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $25
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $33
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $37
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $69
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $22
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $28
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $12
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $18
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $20
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15 - $25
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $20 - $35
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $20
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $26
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $19
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $16 - $36
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Bronson Golf Club
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Bronson $25
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $18 - $27
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $30
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $22
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $40
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $35
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $35
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $15 - $32
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $10
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $16
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $34
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $25 - $40
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $16
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $20
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $24 - $36
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $16
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18 - $30
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $25
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $60
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $15 - $25
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Par-3 Course at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $7
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $8
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Blossom Trails Golf Club Benton Harbor $31
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
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