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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White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $15
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $25
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $19
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Ada $18
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $37
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $12
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $29
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $15
Blue Nine 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 $20
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $20
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $18
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Jenison $17
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $39
Grand View Golf Course
Tee Times
New Era $15 - $22
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $18
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Ionia $10
RidgeView Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $17
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $15
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Willow Wood Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $12
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $20
Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Wyoming $14
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $20
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $10
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $20
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $29 - $35
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $15
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $12
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Deer Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Lowell $12
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $15
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $15
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $15
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Sauganash Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $12
Morrison Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Saranac $12
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
Tee Times
Nashville $16
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $39 - $55
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Maple Hill Golf Course
Tee Times
Grandville $19.50
Crestview Golf Club
Tee Times
Zeeland $10
Falls At Barber Creek
Tee Times
Kent City $16
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $25
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Pierson $13
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $20
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Links at Bowen Lake
Tee Times
Gowen $25 - $40
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $5
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Diamond Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Hamilton $25
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Watervliet $19
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Crestview Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $21
St. Joe Valley Golf Club
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Sturgis $14 - $25
Harbor Shores
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $60
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelbyville $27
Indian Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Scotts $18 - $27
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $8
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Holland $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $15
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
West Olive $16
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $18
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $13
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $39 - $55
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $20
Gleneagle Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudsonville $16 - $35
Golf Club of Coldwater
Tee Times
Coldwater $28
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $22
Oceana Golf Club
Tee Times
Shelby $15
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
Tee Times
Three Rivers $20
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $25 - $45
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Jeptha Lake Golf Course Bloomingdale $5 - $10
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $10
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $45
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $5 - $10
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $55
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $28
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $81
Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Lawton Golf Club Lawton $16
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $37
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $25
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Executive Golf Course at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $15
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
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Eau Claire $17
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $55
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $23
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $25
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $27
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15 - $20
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $10
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $15
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $30 - $40
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Eau Claire $17
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $10 - $20
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $19.50
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $7.5
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $25
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $15
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $25
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $25
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
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