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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Lake Doster Golf Club
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Plainwell $22
Stonegate Golf Club
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Twin Lake $24
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $22
Ravines Golf Club
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Saugatuck $28
Clearbrook Golf Club
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Saugatuck $16
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Pierson $32
Willow Wood Golf Club
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Portland $12
Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $16
West at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $28
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
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New Buffalo $38
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
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Holland $25
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $8
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $15
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $6
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $12
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $58
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $14
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $20 - $39
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $14
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Rolling Hills Golf Course Ionia $15
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $30
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Bella Vista Golf Course
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Coldwater $25
Links at Bowen Lake Gowen $25 - $40
Rogue Golf Club
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Sparta $12
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
American Dunes Golf Club
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Grand Haven $20
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $17
Morrison Lake Country Club Saranac $15
Western Greens Golf Course
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Marne $10
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center
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Battle Creek $17
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $17
Oak Ridge Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $32
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $10
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Lincoln Golf Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $25
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $25
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $18
Falls At Barber Creek Kent City $24 - $30
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $14
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $20
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $15
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $18
Heritage Glen Golf Club
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Paw Paw $22
Thoroughbred Golf Club
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Rothbury $25
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $230
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $10
East Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $10
Portland Country Club
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Portland $6
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $15
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $15
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $9.00 - $15.50
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $14
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Macatawa Golf Club
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Holland $30
Legacy at Hastings Hastings $21 - $40
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $10
Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Augusta $65
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
West Course at Gracewil Country Club
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Grand Rapids $12
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
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Big Rapids $15
Meceola Country Club Big Rapids $20
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $12
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $16
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Lincoln Country Club
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Grand Rapids $13
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $12
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $10
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $12
Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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Battle Creek $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $18
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $29
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $19.5
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $10
Red Arrow Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $2.5
Oakland Hills Golf Club Battle Creek $20 - $30
Oceana Golf Club Shelby $25
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78 - $105
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $23
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Moors Golf Club Portage $70 - $80
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $20 - $50
White/Red Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Battle Creek $13
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $15 - $36
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Hickory Hills Golf Course Fenwick less than $50
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $45 - $55
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $15 - $29
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $27
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $38 - $70
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $30 - $40
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $15 - $20
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $18
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $41
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
Signal Point Club Niles $63 - $73
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60 - $65
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30 - $46
Marshall Country Club Marshall $42
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $11.00 - $17.00
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $26 - $40
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
University Park Golf Course Muskegon $10 - $17
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $60 - $80
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $65
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $60 - $110
HawksHead Links South Haven $30 - $70
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Sauganash Golf Club Three Rivers $15
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Intimidator Golf Course Reed City $6 - $12
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $22
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Golden Sands Golf Course Mears $13 - $18
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Dogwood Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $100
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $26
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $24
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $18
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Hampshir Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $10 - $27
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $17
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Tyler Creek Golf Course Alto $25
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis $5 - $11
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $45
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $9.50 - $21.50
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $9 - $17
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Maple Hills Golf Course Augusta $15
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $24.50 - $35.00
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $50 - $85
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $12 - $16
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $68
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Meadow at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $8 - $21
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
Gold/White Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $13
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15 - $17
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $15 - $30
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
Red/Gold Course at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $27 - $33
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $10 - $20
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