Hawakshead Golf Links has been my home course since 2003 after coming to Michigan from Chapel Hill, NC. As you look to their web site, you will see a lovely B&B INN, cozy restaurant, and Arthur Hills design golf course. The course is a links style and will absolutely test you from every set of tees. The course plays you fairly, and you will find a nice mixture of long par 4's, risk-reward par 4 holes, and some really challenging par 5's. Looks are deceiving, and you can find yourself in trouble quickly in the various waste bunkers or pot bunkers, and there is plenty of heather off the tee as well. The views are fantastic, with the various grasses mixed with changing fall colors and evergreens making for some inspiring scenery.
There are at least 4 courses that are closer to my home, but I have always found Hawkshead to be the top choice for me. From the awesome staff, great food, and wonderful facilities, this is a must play course when you come to southwest Michigan. I hope you give Hawkshead a try and enjoy the hospitality of this jewel of a facility.