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