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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Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $20
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $20
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $32
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $44
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $18
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $22
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $22
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $24
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $32
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $22
Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $14
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $12
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Silver Lake Country Club
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Rockford $18
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $14
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $13
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $18
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $15
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $19
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $14
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $39
Stormy Creek Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $15
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $22
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $24
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $14
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $20
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $75
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $15
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $15
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Hastings Country Club Hastings $15 - $25
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $15
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
Grand Haven Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $14
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $20
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $15
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $16
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $14
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $66
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $5
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $18
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $12 - $19
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $13
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $85
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $30 - $51
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center Augusta $20 - $55
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
The Highlands Grand Rapids $15 - $35
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $25
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
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