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).
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Courses

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Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $25
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $42
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $17
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $18
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $16
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $18
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $14
Thoroughbred Golf Club
Tee Times
Rothbury $19
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $29
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
Maple Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Augusta $12
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Meceola Country Club
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
Tee Times
Schoolcraft $15
Willow Wood Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Medalist Golf Club
Tee Times
Marshall $25
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $16
Chase Hammond Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $8
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Brookside Golf Course
Tee Times
Gowen $10
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $10
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Moss Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $18
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Colonial Golf Course
Tee Times
Hart $13
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $10
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Milham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $60
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $25
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $15
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $13
Pebblewood Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgman $20
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $25
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $15
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sturgis $14 - $25
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelbyville $27
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $13
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $12
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Paw Paw $11
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $12
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Oakland Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $17
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Gleneagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudsonville $16 - $35
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $22
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $25
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Gobles $10
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $20
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Crestview Golf Club
Tee Times
Zeeland $10
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $15
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $20
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $10
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $15
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Maple Hill Golf Course
Tee Times
Grandville $19.50
Prairies Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Holland Country Club Holland $49
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
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