Nice thank you Mines and Pilgrims Run are on my list I'll look into the others! I'm willing to spend the money but sounds like I've got 3 friends going with me this year and some of them are pretty stingy when it comes to spending money so plan is for 7 rounds total with probably 2 of them being over 50$ green fees.
I want my whole 4some to go but in order to convince them I know I'll need to make it as convenient and inexpensive as possible. While I would like to go to the west side of the state (I live in the middle of the thumb) talking them into the 3 hour drive will be tough. So I put this together yesterday focusing more around a day at Eagle Eye resort, which is just over an hour away, play there and Hawk Hollow then work down to Jackson and and over to Ann Arbor. Quick math has it at just $646 for 7 rounds of golf and 4 nights of lodging so with food and fuel should be easily under a grand. I could cut that number down by 150 or more going with cheaper motels instead of Airbnbs (the ones I found looked pretty sweet though) and avoiding the night at Eagle Eye for cheaper courses in the Jackson area that I found last year.
If I can get all 4 to go I'm going to try to get them to do a little double elimination match play tournament on the trip a-la what No Laying Up did during their latest Tourist Sauce in Michigan. Found a bracket and can be done in 4/5 rounds so having one round a day be towards the competition would encompass the whole trip and I think would be a lot of fun.