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

Jenison Golf Package
Dates: March 30, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Stay and play at Wallinwood Springs Golf Club in Jenison, Michigan, a Jerry Matthews design that takes full advantage of the scenic Grand River. The course boasts an island green, island tee and a peninsula fairway. Lodging at Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn or Residence Inn Marriott.
Price range: $65

Courses

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Cedar Chase Golf Club
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Cedar Springs $15
Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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Holland $29
West Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Augusta $15
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
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Jenison $12
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ada $30
Grand Haven Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Haven $27
Gold at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Yarrow Golf and Conference Center
Tee Times
Augusta $15
White at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Braeside Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockford $22 - $26
Tyler Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Alto $12
Lake Doster Golf Club
Tee Times
Plainwell $14
Blue Nine at Winding Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Holland $18
Stonegate Golf Club
Tee Times
Twin Lake $15
Ravines Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $30
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Tee Times
New Buffalo $44
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $19
The Highlands
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $15
Midday/Sunset at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Marsh/Preserve at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $19
Olde Mill Golf Club
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Schoolcraft $13
White/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $16
Moss Ridge Golf Club
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Ravenna $23
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
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Paw Paw $15
Sunrise/Midday at Centennial Acres
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Sunfield $18
Lincoln Country Club
Tee Times
Grand Rapids $10
University Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Muskegon $10
Blossom Trails Golf Club
Tee Times
Benton Harbor $12
Heritage Glen Golf Club
Tee Times
Paw Paw $28
Willow Wood Country Club
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Portland $10
Oceana Golf Club
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Shelby $12
Deer Run Golf Club
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Lowell $12
Pines Golf Course
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Wyoming $13
Milham Park Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $19.75
Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20.5
Colonial Golf Course
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Hart $13
Red/Blue at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Rolling Hills Golf Course
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Ionia $15
Portland Country Club
Tee Times
Portland $10
Meceola Country Club
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Big Rapids $20
Grand View Golf Course
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New Era $15
White/Red at Eastern Hills Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $16
Sauganash Golf Club
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Three Rivers $10
Brookside Golf Course
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Gowen $13
Diamond Springs Golf Course
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Hamilton $26.25
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
Tee Times
Big Rapids $15
Pin High Golf Course
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Lawton $10
Golden Sands Golf Course
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Mears $7
RidgeView Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $10
Maple Hills Golf Course
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Augusta $10
Morrison Lake Country Club
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Saranac $10
Chase Hammond Golf Course
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Muskegon $15
Waters Edge Golf Club
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Fremont $18
Clearbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Saugatuck $14
Sunrise/Sunset at Centennial Acres
Tee Times
Sunfield $18
Natural/Marsh at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Battle Creek $19
Terra Verde Golf Course
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Nunica $10
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Rockford $10
Medalist Golf Club
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Marshall $22
Prairies Golf Club
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Kalamazoo $16
Whitefish Lake Golf Course
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Pierson $12
Oakland Hills Golf Club
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Battle Creek $20 - $30
Par-3 at Blossom Trails Golf Club
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Benton Harbor $6
Lincoln Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $39
Stonehedge North Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Bedford Valley Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Battle Creek $14
Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Watervliet $14
Bent Pine Golf Club
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Whitehall $18
Links at Bowen Lake
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Gowen $15
Red Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Blue Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
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Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Fellowship Greens Golf Course
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Grand Rapids $18
Indian Run Golf Club
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Scotts $14
Shamrock Hills Golf Club
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Gobles $10
White Nine at Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Galesburg $9.50 - $15.00
Rogue Golf Club
Tee Times
Sparta $22.00 - $35.50
Falls At Barber Creek
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Kent City $16 - $20
Oak Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Muskegon $15 - $32
Pigeon Creek Golf Course
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West Olive $12
Hastings Country Club
Tee Times
Hastings $13
Stonehedge South Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $15
Jeptha Lake Golf Course
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Bloomingdale $4
Mulberry Fore Golf Course
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Nashville $10
Crestview Golf Course
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Kalamazoo $12
Spruce Course at Pine View Golf Club
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Three Rivers $14
Harbor Shores
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Benton Harbor $63
Pebblewood Country Club
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Bridgman $13
Red Arrow Golf Course
Tee Times
Kalamazoo $2.5
East Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
Tee Times
Augusta $13
Gun Ridge Golf Course Hastings $9 - $14
Prairiewood Golf Course Otsego $30
Maple Hill Golf Course Grandville $19.50
Valley at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Red Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Western Greens Golf Course Marne $12 - $25
East/West at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Mines Golf Course Grand Rapids $25 - $30
Lost Dunes Golf Club Bridgman $75
States Golf Course Vicksburg $16.25 - $26.75
Big Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $100
Par-3 at Crystal Golf Course Crystal $4
Links of Edmore Edmore $17
White at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
Custer Greens Golf Course Battle Creek $13
Tullymore Golf Club Stanwood $45 - $90
Iyopawa Island Golf Course Coldwater $15
Blue/Red at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Northwood Golf Course Fremont $30
Moors Golf Club Portage $90
East Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
South Haven Golf Club South Haven $30
Crystal Golf Course Crystal $11 - $17
Village Green Golf Club Newaygo $31
West/North at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Hidden Valley Country Club Shelbyville $21
Red/White at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Ridge Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
L.E. Kaufman Golf Course Wyoming $19 - $29
West/East at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Woods at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Railside Golf Club Byron Center $61
West Shore Golf Club Douglas $23
Spring Brook Golf Course Battle Creek $8 - $15
Park Shore Golf Course Cassopolis $24
Garver Lake Golf Course Edwardsburg $26
Birchwood Golf Course Howard City $25
Blue Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Ridgeview Golf Club Belding $17
Pheasant Golf Course Zeeland $15
Blue Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Red/White at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Glenkerry Golf Course Greenville $22
East Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Spring Lake Country Club Spring Lake $75 - $81
Orchard Hills Country Club Buchanan $49
StoneWater Country Club Caledonia $60
South/West at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Willow Creek Golf Course Walkerville $16
Greenville Country Club Greenville $32
Candlestone Inn & Golf Resort Belding $35
St. Joe Valley Golf Club Sturgis $14 - $25
Lynx Golf Course Otsego $40
Pipestone Creek Golf Course Eau Claire $9
Arrowhead Golf Course Lowell $15
Blue/White at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Short Course at Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo $27
North Kent Golf Course Rockford $27
Cedar Creek Golf Course Battle Creek $28
White/Blue at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
White Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Green Valley Golf Club Sturgis $20
HawksHead Links South Haven $35 - $60
Meadows Golf Club at GVSU Allendale $33
Beeches Golf Club South Haven $18 - $32
Alpine Golf Club Comstock Park $14
Dowagiac Elks Golf Club Dowagiac $15
Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club Benton Harbor $200
Classic Course at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Cedar Farms Golf Club Battle Creek $14
Pines Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
Chikaming Country Club Lakeside $78
Marshall Country Club Marshall $36
Highlands Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $25
White/Blue at West Ottawa Golf Club Holland $18 - $23
Blackberry Patch Golf Club Coldwater $35
Benona Shores Golf Course Shelby $20
North/East at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Eau Claire $17
Front Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
Gull Lake Country Club Richland $85
Klinger Lake Country Club Sturgis $56
Red at Grand Rapids Golf Club Grand Rapids $14 - $19
White/Blue at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Crestview Golf Club Zeeland $10
Four Lakes Country Club Edwardsburg $16
Westwind Golf Course Muskegon $29
Front Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Red/White at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
White/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Island Hills Golf Club Centreville $30 - $59
Colonial Par-3 Golf Course Hart $15
Marywood Golf Club Battle Creek $18 - $30
Bronson Golf Club Bronson $25
Back Nine at Lake Monterey Golf Club Dorr $11
East/West at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Red Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Meadows Family Golf Center Baroda $10
Briar Hill Golf Course Fremont $15 - $20
Wuskowhan Players Club West Olive $182
Valley Course at Egypt Valley Country Club Ada $60 - $90
Blue/Red at River Bend Golf Course Hastings $18
Back Nine at Briarwood Golf Club Caledonia $14
Thousand Oaks Golf Club Grand Rapids $67 - $87
Indian Trails Golf Course Grand Rapids $20
Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe Grand Rapids $35 - $55
Boulder Creek Golf Club Belmont $30 - $45
Fruitport Country Club Muskegon $33 - $35
East Nine at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $21
Eagle Island Golf Club Muskegon $18
Holland Lake Golf Course Sheridan $15
Meadows at Old Channel Trail Golf Course Montague $38
Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg $30 - $40
Blythefield Country Club Belmont $80
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Golf Club of Coldwater Coldwater $28
East/South at Scott Lake Country Club Comstock Park $24.00
Dunes Club New Buffalo $150
St. Ives Golf Club Stanwood $40 - $95
Alwyn Downs Golf Club Marshall $29
South/East at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Gleneagle Golf Club Hudsonville $16 - $35
Battle Creek Country Club Battle Creek $77
Thoroughbred Golf Club Rothbury $69
Broadmoor Country Club Caledonia $40
Watermark Country Club Grand Rapids $60
Shadow Ridge Golf Course Ionia $10 - $15
Blue/Red at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
Brookwood Golf Course Buchanan $20
West Course at Gracewil Country Club Grand Rapids $15 - $28
Quincy Golf Course Quincy $14
Muskegon Country Club Muskegon $85.5
Centennial Country Club Grand Rapids $49
Ironwood Golf Course Byron Center $20
Royal Course at Canadian Lakes Country Club Stanwood $45
Olivet Country Club Olivet $18.5
White Lake Golf Club Whitehall $44
Links At Rolling Meadows Holland $7 - $12
Eighteen at Orchard Hills Golf Club Shelbyville $15 - $29
Iron Horse Course at Double R Ranch Resort Belding $10
Sand Creek Golf Course Marne $5 - $7
Dogwood Trail at Hampshire Country Club Dowagiac $30
Plym Park Golf Course Niles $15
Sunnybrook Country Club Grandville $64
Eagle Creek Golf Club Allegan $15
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club Pierson $39 - $55
Riverside Country Club Battle Creek $21 - $40
Glenn Shores Golf Course South Haven $18
Signal Point Club Niles $72.5
Spruce Ridge Golf Club Dowagiac $25
Executive Nine at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $10
Sparta Moose Family Center & Golf Course Sparta $14 - $17
Red/White at Cheshire Hills Golf Course Allegan $25 - $30
English Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $12 - $22
Ravenna Creeks Golf Course Ravenna $18
Mullenhurst Golf Course Delton $20 - $25
Regulation at Turtle Creek Golf Course Burlington $20
Summergreen Golf Links Hudsonville $9 - $16
Gold Course at Saskatoon Golf Club Alto $8.00 - $19.50
Gold/Red at Hickory Knoll Golf Course Whitehall $13.75
Summer Breeze Par 3 Fremont $6
White Nine at Brigadoon Golf Course Grant $25
Holland Country Club Holland $49
Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course New Buffalo $23
Grand Prairie Golf Course Kalamazoo $5 - $10
West/South at Cascade Hills Country Club Grand Rapids $67
Falcon Head Golf Club Big Rapids $25 - $30
Kent Country Club Grand Rapids $92
Diamond Lake Golf Course Cassopolis less than $50
Red/Gold at Yankee Springs Golf Course Wayland $22
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $35 - $40
Berrien Hills Golf Club Benton Harbor $30
Pines Golf Course at Lake Isabella Weidman $25
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