Golfing in Central West Michigan

Fun for advanced golfers and new players alike, the Macatawa Golf Club & LiveGolf Studios in Holland offers both public tee times as well as golf and pool memberships. Macatawa’s clubhouse interior provides a grand ambiance and elegant style that make it the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and other occasions. Within the clubhouse you will also find RedRock Grille restaurant and LiveGolf Studios golf simulator facility and bar. 

Visit Thornapple Pointe’s expansive 18 hole course, featuring bentgrass fairways and impeccably groomed tees and greens. Winding along 7,000 feet of frontage on the breathtaking Thornapple River in Grand Rapids, your game guides you over gently rolling hills, through hardwood-lined fairways, and near three of the most enchanting, untouched wetlands found in the Midwest. Tee times can be made online or by calling 616-554-4747. Also be sure to check out Thornapple Pointe’s LiveGolf Studios PGA golf simulator facility and bar, open annually from fall through early spring.

This summer, make plans to play “The Iron Horse” 9-hole golf course at Double R Ranch in Belding.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course in West Olive features all the hallmarks of Michigan links style golf. The course gives all levels of golfers an enjoyable experience offering four different tees to choose from. The course also offers a few “risk and reward” holes that are sure to get you excited every time you step to the tee.

Waters Edge Golf Course is a public golf course located in the quiet, rolling hills of Fremont. Waters Edge features a scenic and challenging 18-hole course, and the area’s best pub & restaurant.

Muskegon Country Club was founded in 1908 on 130 acres of virgin dune. It still sits on the original acreage and continues to thrive as an integral part of the community. The golf course was designed by Donald Ross, the world-renowned golf course architect, and has had the honor of hosting numerous Regional Qualifying Rounds for the U.S. Open. 

Encounter one of West Michigan’s finest upscale public golf facilities at Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club in Pierson. This magnificent course was built on over 400 acres and bears the hallmark of premier design and construction. With bent grass fairways, distinctive green complexes, and six different yardages to play from!

Double JJ Resort in Rothbury offers two great courses. Test your skills on the signature Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Course and then take in the breathtaking rolling hills at Grand View Golf Course, both recognized among the top golf courses in Michigan.

Hit the greens with your favorite foursome at any of Ludington’s golf courses: Hemlock, Lakeside Links, or Lincoln Hills golf clubs. Sculpted from natural landscapes, these locations offer affordable options for a sport conducive to all ages and abilities. All are close to Lake Michigan and Downtown Ludington.  

Whether you’re looking for championship layouts and challenges, or a relaxing weekend of oasis golf, the Mt. Pleasant area has it all. Featuring 12 courses to choose from and a variety of lodging, the area will give you memories that will last a lifetime and a permanent place for all your future golf getaways. 

PohlCat Golf Course is a first class venue in Mt. Pleasant for championship golf. Impeccable greens, tees, and fairways are framed by scenery that makes Michigan golf a truly memorable experience.

Both the amateur and pro golfer will enjoy time at any of the local greens and fairways in Mecosta County. The area is home to both PGM and PGS rated courses, in addition to Michigan’s Golf Hall of Fame.


Looking for more? Check out these South West Michigan and Northern & Upper Peninsula golf destinations.