17 May, 2021

Best Golf Courses on the West Michigan Lakeshore

There are some amazing golf courses along the coast of West Michigan, but while you may be familiar with those located up north in Arcadia and...

There are some amazing golf courses along the coast of West Michigan, but while you may be familiar with those located up north in Arcadia and Traverse City, there are plenty of others along the shoreline that offer not only challenging holes, but also beautiful views. Before you schedule your next tee time, check out this list of West Michigan golf courses from Muskegon to South Haven. Then, lace up your golf shoes and head west to swing your clubs at these West Michigan golfing destinations!


Muskegon Country Club, Muskegon MI    


Designed by renowned golf course architect, Donald Ross, the course at Muskegon Country Club has been the site of numerous U.S. Open regional qualifying tournaments. It’s not just the world-class course that attracts golfers from everywhere, though. Here, you’ll find all the amenities you could possibly want, from a restaurant overlooking Muskegon Lake to a golf shop with top brand-name merchandise and a host of professional services, leagues, and fun events for all ages. 

Founded in 1908 and situated on 130 acres of West Michigan’s famous dunes, this golf course is definitely worth calling in sick to play a few rounds!


American Dunes, Grand Haven MI


The historic Grand Haven Golf Club recently went through a transformation like no other golf course has ever seen. Designed by none other than golf legend, Jack Nicklaus, American Dunes was inspired by his passion for the game and for this country. With the help of Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds of Honor, the vision for American Dunes came to life. 

What’s so different about it? Well, this challenging and spectacular course cut through West Michigan’s sandy landscape proudly gives 100% of its profits to the Folds of Honor Foundation, providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of our fallen and disabled military service members.

When you tee off here, you don’t just have a chance to play a great course, but you also have the great honor of helping those who have served. It’s a win-win no matter what the scorecard says!    


Macatawa Golf Club, Holland MI


Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the Macatawa Legends golf course at Macatawa Golf Club was designed by award-winning golf course architect, Ray Hearn. This beautiful course is known for being both challenging for the advanced golfer yet enjoyable for the novice as well. There are two restaurants on-site, a clubhouse with pool and pro shop, and even housing options to stay and play as long as you like. Numerous leagues and lessons are offered here and events are welcome. Basically, it’s fun for everyone! 


Ravines Golf Club, Saugatuck MI


Who knew the one and only Arnold Palmer was such a West Michigan fan? A little south of Holland lies a visually stunning and serene course set in natural surroundings with a unique design, straight from the mind of the King. Ravines is an Arnold Palmer signature golf course with Audubon International certification. There are countless amenities to enjoy, from a full driving range and two putting greens to a top-of-the-line pro shop and even a kids’ course. At the scenic 18th hole, you’ll find a restaurant where you can order off a delicious menu and sip on an original Arnold Palmer, of course!


HawksHead Links Golf Course, South Haven MI


World-renowned golf architect, Arthur Hills, designed this West Michigan golf course, featuring the beautiful and unique landscape of the lakeshore. HawksHead has been given a 4 ½ star rating from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and when you tee off here, it’s easy to see why. Ranging from a 4,960-yard game to a 7,003-yard, 72 par layout, this course offers something for everyone, including spectacular views and awesome memories!


Are West Michigan Golf Courses Calling Your Name? 


What’s the only thing better than playing each of these courses? Having access to West Michigan’s top golf courses year-round! If you’re considering moving to the lakeshore, reach out to BlueWest Properties. We are proud to showcase listings near some of the best golf courses in Michigan, with properties from South Haven to Muskegon. Give us a call or reach out to us online to learn more today, and let the West Michigan golfing begin!


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