Golf Along the Shoreline

Golf Along the Shoreline

Golf courses along Lake Michigan are some of the best in the U.S. With temperate breezes that blow off Lake Michigan, and rolling hills and wooded landscapes surrounding these courses, the spirit of golf is both relaxing and challenging. All levels of golfers will love the pristine fairways and well-maintained greens overlooking Lake Michigan. Smaller courses feature wide fairways, a few sand traps and smooth velvet putting greens. Seasoned golfers and experts will gravitate to the more challenging courses designed by world renowned golfers. With a creative mix of twists and turns, hills, challenging bunkers, and unique water features, serious golfers will love the thrill of playing these West Michigan gems. Come for a rousing weekend with friends for 36+ holes of golf. Or, bring the family for a summer vacation. The variety of activities in West Michigan in the warmer seasons will keep visitors of all ages totally engaged.


(269) 694-5969
Our highly rated, superbly conditioned golf course provides a perfect day for all guests. The elevation changes and tree lined fairways provide an excellent setting that challenges your game and rewards you senses. Up North Golf without the Drive!

South Haven

HawksHead Links
(269) 639-2121
18 hole Scottish style links designed by Arthur Hills. Sculpted through 240 acres of pine and rolling dunes. Challenging and memorable.


(269) 857-2000
Golf Digest 4.5 STARS in 2012 with 2 new greens, 2 new elevated fairways, & fun improvements every year. Beautiful landscapes with water & woods. 6547 yds & 4 sets of tees at neighborhood rates,

(269) 857-1616
18-hole, par 72 course designed by Arnold Palmer. Visually stunning and serene surroundings and highly professional service and friendliness. Certified Audubon International Course. Certified U.S. Kid’s Golf Family Course.


Three Fires Golf Club
(616) 399-1678
The Three Fires Golf Club is a Jerry Mathews-designed public course. It includes 27 holes (three 9-hole courses), and a practice facility consisting of a large driving range as well as chipping and putting greens. The club is easily accessible off US 31, just north of Holland.


(616) 875-8101
Friendly neighborhood course with a creek and mature trees. Walk or ride. Neighborhood pricing. Ten pleasant minutes from Holland in the beautiful countryside.


Oceana Golf Club
(231) 861-4211
Known for small, quick smooth rolling greens since 1962. Challenging & enjoyable for beginners & experts.


Colonial Golf Course
(231) 873-8333
Twenty-seven holes, rolling hills and expansive greens. Very well maintained and player friendly course.


Manistee National Golf & Resort
(231) 398-0123

  1. The Revenge
    Carved out of the marshes, The Revenge is one of the most unique 18 holes you’ll find in Northern Michigan. From the tips it plays 6,654 yards; however, five tee boxes ensure playability for any skill level.
  2. The Retreat
    Traditional golf at its best. The Revenge may be the show-stopper at Manistee National, but The Retreat will almost certainly be your favorite after just one round among the hardwoods of the Manistee National Forest.
  3. The Short Course
    Coming 2023, this 9-hole par 3 course will test your short game. An ideal oasis to get your touch dialed in before starting your day, or a perfect place to refine your game before your second 18.


Crystal Mountain Resort
(877) 741-5869

  1. Betsie Valley
    Play amidst sparkling creeks, tranquil ponds, and lush meadows. Water comes into play on nine of 18 holes and its isolated fairways are accented with wildflowers and flanked by towering pines and hardwoods.
  2. Mountain Ridge
    Panoramic views, a winding, high elevation circuit and fairways framed by stately pines. Despite its challeng- ing layout, four tee boxes on each hole make Mountain Ridge very playable.


Crystal Lake Golf Course
(231) 882-406
Situated near the stunning Crystal Lake, with impressive scenic views and abundant wildlife. Two distinct nines present golfers with different levels of challenge. The front nine is a relaxed and open course, the back nine gives advanced golfers an extra challenge.


Sugar Loaf- The Old Course
(231) 228-2040
Well maintained with mature Northern Michigan hard- woods, spruce trees, and native grasses. Quality greens, tees, and fairways. Enjoy wildflowers that fill the floor of the forest. Walkers welcome.