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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Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $38
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
Tyler Creek Golf Course
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Alto $16
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
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Augusta $25
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $17
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $20
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $39
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $29
Highlands Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $15
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $14
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $32
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Braeside Golf Club
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Rockford $17
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $47
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $17
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Ramshorn on the Lakes Golf Course
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Fremont $18
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $15
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $18
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $14
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $14
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $12
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $18
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $10
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Portland Country Club
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Portland $8
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $18
Golf Club of Coldwater
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Coldwater $28
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $13
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $13
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $15
Marquette Trails Country Club
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Baldwin $22 - $41
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $26
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Maple Hill Golf Course
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Grandville $19.50
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Battle Creek $15
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
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Shelbyville $27
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $20
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75
Lincoln Golf Club
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Muskegon $39
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $18
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $20
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $25
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Gleneagle Golf Club
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Hudsonville $16 - $35
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $17
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $12
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $19
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $15
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $20
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
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Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $15
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Hastings Country Club
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Hastings $22
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $15
Crestview Golf Club
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Zeeland $10
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Oak Ridge Golf Club
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Muskegon $17
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Holland Country Club Holland $49
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Bent Pine Golf Club Whitehall $30
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
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