4 Southwest Michigan Golf Courses to Explore this Summer

Warm weather has finally arrived in Michigan, and with it, another inviting season of golf. If you're looking to knock the dust off your favorite clubs, or just looking to hit the links for the first time, here are four Southwest Michigan courses to try this summer:

1. Island Hills Golf Club Centreville, MI

Island Hills is a gorgeous 18-hole course located on one of the largest lakes in Michigan, Lake Templene. Each hole is very different with some being in hardwood forests and others being in meadow prairies with a lake view. Want to “Play and Stay?” Island Hills has beautiful onsite villas for you to rest your head after playing the links.

 

Photo Courtesy of the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau

 

2. Gull Lake View Golf Club & ResortAugusta, MI

Gull Lake View is made up of si courses: Gull Lake View East, Gull Lake View West, Bedford Valley, Stonehedge South, Stonehedge North and the newest addition to its collection of championship offerings, Stoatin Brae. The new links-style par 71 layout sits at the highest point in Kalamazoo County, offering golfers panoramic views. All are 18-hole championship golf courses and are ranked 4.5 stars or higher by Golf Digest. Each course has its unique set of challenges, including hills, bunkers, water holes (East has 10), huge greens and forested holes. At Gull Lake View you can also “Play and Stay” in their onsite villas.

 

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Photo Courtesy of the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau


3. Binder Park Golf ClubBattle Creek, MI

Binder Park Golf Club is made up of 27-holes with 3 distinctive 9-hole tracks. The course is right next to Binder Park Zoo and you can even see parts of the zoo while you golf on certain holes. It is a great, user-friendly course for beginners and a challenging one for experienced golfers.  Close to downtown Battle Creek and FireKeepers Casino, there is a lot to do when you are done golfing.

 

Photo Courtesy of the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau
 

4. The Medalist Golf ClubMarshall, MI

Golfing at the Medalist is like playing on a course in Northern Michigan. This premier championship golf course has hosted multiple statewide championships and U.S. Amateur qualifiers. It is close to FireKeepers Casino and Hotel so you can golf during the day and get your Vegas on at night.

 

 Photo Courtesy of the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau

 

Want to try these courses but do not know the next step? The program, Michigan Southern Swing, will book your tee times for you along with your lodging. Call 1-877-MI-SWING or go to www.misouthernswing.com to get your FREE quote.  


Becca Freybler is the Digital Media Marketing Manager for the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, handling all of their digital platforms.  She has worked for the CVB since 2010. Becca is a Michigan State University graduate and a lifelong Battle Creek resident. Outside of work she enjoys sports, cooking, being outdoors, and owns a Collie named Simba.