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