Make Time for These Golf Courses in Southwest Michigan

Itching to pull out your clubs and start swinging? To feel the rush of watching your ball drop into the cup? Now’s the time to plan your spring through fall golf getaways in Southwest Michigan. You’ll have no trouble filling your days playing courses purely for the fun of it or to seriously up your game. Few courses in the Midwest rival the gorgeous views from these fairways and greens. And you’ll find tee times to fit when you want to start playing. This is a great time to explore the advantages of applying for a membership at one or more of the Southwest area’s nine public courses. 

Welter’s Folly is a 30,000 sq ft putting green just out the Journeyman Distillery back door in Three Oaks. Modeled after the Himalaya at St. Andrews in Scotland, it’s one of the largest real grass putting greens. Kids under 12 play free. Stop by the outdoor deck and relax around the fire pits open at the ’19th hole.’ 

Looking for a unique golf course to check out this year? Swing on over to Coldwater Country and check out Iyopawa Island Golf Course. This short 9-hole golf course, set on an island, is a fun outing that will challenge anyone to control the ball and keep it out of the water. It’s just one of the nearly dozen golf courses in the area.

The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor has become a premier destination for golfers throughout the Midwest. Harbor Shores is the first beach, golf, and residential waterfront community in Michigan’s Great Southwest and the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on Lake Michigan. The course runs over four remarkably diverse terrains and challenges golfers even as it offers a spectacular setting in which to play. 

Head to the South Haven area to find world class golf experiences at several courses for golfers of all levels. Many courses also offer dining, lodging accommodations, pro-shops, and practice facilities. 

Plan a golf getaway with a stay at Serendipity B & B, just a short drive away from several beautiful golf courses in Saugatuck, including Ravines Golf Club and nearby Pigeon Creek Golf Course in West Olive.

Arnold Palmer envisioned and built an extraordinary golf course right here in West Michigan at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck. Only 15 minutes from Holland and 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, Ravines Golf Club boasts a freshly designed Pro Shop, and the Grill Room situated in Arnie’s Cottage – which overlooks the scenic 18th hole – is the perfect place to begin or end your round, complete with an original Arnold Palmer drink at an Arnold Palmer original golf course.

The LYNX Golf Course in Otsego is a daily-fee golf course, open to the public seven days a week. Both nines begin and end at the highest point on the course, about 120 feet above the Kalamazoo River. The front side sends you out and concludes with a short, uphill dogleg left par 4 measuring 353 yards. The backside features the course’s signature hole, No.10, a par 4 of 411 yards that boasts an 85 foot elevation drop from tee to fairway.

The Greater Lansing area is home to a number of golf options that will challenge even the most seasoned golfer. Magnificent shot values like the 17th island green at Eagle Eye Golf Club will test your skills. 

Looking for more? Check out these golf courses and destinations in Central West Michigan and Northern West Michigan/Upper Peninsula