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

Pierson Golf Package
Dates: May 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Two days, one or two nights, and up to 54 holes of golf at Pilgrim's Run.
Price range: $125

Courses

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Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $38
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $16
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $22
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $24
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $32
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $22
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $28
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $18
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $17
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $12
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $12
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $20
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $29
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $25
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Macatawa Golf Club
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Holland $30
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $20
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $13
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $17
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $25
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $14
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $16
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $6
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $65
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $18
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $30
Legacy at Hastings Hastings $21 - $40
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $58
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60 - $65
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $26
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $68
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $26 - $40
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $45 - $55
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $27
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $15 - $36
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $70
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $38 - $70
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10 - $17
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $20 - $50
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $45
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
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