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