Close this search box.

Photo by LµÐwïg on

West Michigan Golf Courses

The beauty of West Michigan’s blue lakes can only be matched by the rolling green landscape of our numerous golf courses. You’ll find them all along the Lake Michigan shoreline in New Era, Shelby, Hart, Ludington, Manistee, and Bear Lake. You’ll find courses that challenge you, relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views. Choose from nine or 18 hole golf courses, or if you’re pressed for time, most 18 hole golf courses will allow you to play just nine. Many golf courses have clubhouses, driving ranges, putting greens and pro shops. Be sure to call ahead for tee times and ask about their golf specials. Golfing is great exercise for everyone, and the scenic views are spectacular.

Colonial Golf Course

Beautiful 27 hole, 6900 yard par 72 Colonial, and 9 hole 1600 yard par 30 Heritage. Huge driving range, food and refreshments at Sully's at Colonial. Seniors over 60 enjoy discounted rates Monday-Friday. Colonial has something for everyone! A challenging course for the expert or beginner, come and experience this great place to play!

Benona Shores Golf Course

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Benona Shores Golf Course is an executive course nestled among a vibrant landscape of pristine, rolling hills and gentle lake breezes, just off the coast of Lake Michigan. This “Hidden Gem” is an immaculate par-60 golf course with challenging, undulating terrain and smooth, fast greens. The average round is just under 3 hours.

Oceana Golf Club

Come play “The Original!” Established in 1962 as the first 18-hole public golf course in the county, Oceana’s scenic views, remarkable service, and uncommon value keep players coming back year after year. With smooth, rolling hills and exceptionally fast greens, this golf course will challenge players of all levels with their short game.

Golden Sands is a 9-hole golf adventure, open year-round, with four sets of tees and a driving range. Ask about lessons and our summer youth golf camp! Enjoy live music during the summer. The course and restaurant are family and pet friendly with plenty of outdoor seating! Book your tee-time or order your meal online.

More Golf Courses

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course, 14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI, 49613, (231) 889-3001 

Golf Course Pro Shops

Before you even step out onto the golf course, stock up on all the necessities in one of the area pro shops. Many carry top name brands like Nike, Titleist, Callaway, and Footjoy. Golf shirts, shoes, gloves, and jackets will make you look like a pro! And if you’re looking for the perfect present for the golfer in your life, pick up a gift certificate and let them do the shopping. Need some lessons? Many golf courses have a pro on staff that will help you with your swing and technique.

Special Golf Rates

Local courses in West Michigan don’t charge big-city rates. It’s very affordable to play–and considering the beauty that surrounds you, it’s actually quite a bargain! Some offer a round of golf for under $20, with prices even lower for weekday play. Some courses discount rates during the spring and fall seasons, or at certain times of the day. Just inquire about any golfing specials available when you reserve your tee time, and be sure to ask about senior and group discounts and seasonal memberships. Both Ladies and Men’s leagues are also available at most courses.

Golf Clubhouse and Food

Select courses offer food, snacks and drinks to enjoy after a round of golf. Many offer beer and cocktails. Some of the larger courses have banquet rooms that can accommodate over 200 people–perfect for weddings, meetings, and parties. Combine the cozy comfort of the facility with the spectacular views of the golf course, and you have the makings of a successful event. Golf courses aren’t just for golfing!

Golfing Events

Throughout the summer and fall, many area golf courses play host to tournaments and scrambles. Some of these are community-oriented and raise money for various charities and organizations. They also welcome company golf outings–and the staff will make sure your event runs smoothly.

Whether you live in West Michigan, or you are visiting our beautiful West Michigan region, don’t miss a good round of golf to make your day complete. Fore!

Advertisement – Please scroll below for more information.

West Michigan Business Directory

Ludington – Food & Beverage

There’s no shortage of great places for food or beverages in Ludington! Most restaurants are found on the US-10 corridor or downtown.


Clean campgrounds, forests, or parks with great amenities and plenty of space can be found in West Michigan.


Find clothing, souvenirs, sports equipment, home decor or and more at one of many friendly West Michigan shops and stores.

Boating & Fishing

West Michigan has many inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan to go boating or fishing on. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, and more.

Pentwater – Food & Beverage

Pentwater has a variety of great restaurants, all locally owned and operated. Stop in for some food or a beverage in this quaint village.