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