Area Attractions

Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort — One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest.

Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort is based in Augusta, Michigan. It is conveniently located near the shopping, dining, and attractions of Gull Lake, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek. Gull Lake was naturally formed at the end of the last Ice Age, when several large blocks of ice broke off of a withdrawing glacier. As they melted, they left several depressions in the land that remain today. In 1833, a dam was constructed to power a sawmill along Gull Creek, doubling the size of the lake. Prior to that dam’s construction, the island at the southeast end of Gull Lake was actually a peninsula.

The lake was an area favorite for steamboat rides in the 1880s, and in the early 1900s, Labelle Park brought a luxury hotel, toboggan slide, and miniature golf to the region. Today, Gull Lake’s shoreline is lined with multi-million dollar summer homes and remains one of the most sought after addresses in the state. Year-round outdoor activities such as boating, golfing, hunting, fishing, skiing, ice fishing, and ice boating makes Gull Lake a unique place to call home and visit.

When you are not playing golf, there is a lot of fun to be had around Gull Lake!

Augusta/Richland Restaurants

Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort’s East Course Grill
7417 North 38th Street
Augusta, Michigan 49012
269-731-2458

Offering breakfast (6 a.m.-11 a.m.), lunch (11:00 a.m.) and dinners (5:00 p.m.) seven days a week. Known locally for our famous ribs. Enjoy a fine dining experience a short walk from the Fairway Villas.

Now delivering homemade pizza, chicken wings, and alcoholic beverages to your Villa room.


Mission Pointe Restaurant
8896 North 32nd St.
Richland, Michigan 49083
269-629-9055

Offering straightforward cooking complemented by unique daily dinner specials. Open Monday-Saturday at 4:00 p.m.


Located just outside of downtown Richland, five minutes from Gull Lake View. The Blackhawk Bar & Grill offers casual dinning, and The Stagecoach Barn offers live music on Friday & Saturdays!


Canal Street
113 East Canal Street
Augusta, Michigan 49012
269-731-3764

Featuring steaks & sandwiches, daily food & drink specials, and karaoke on Monday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s. Located three minutes from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in downtown Augusta.


Pizza King
9901 East M-89
Richland, Michigan 49083
269-629-4958

Offering carryout and delivery. Located next to Richland Lanes.


Player’s Grill
506 East Michigan Ave.
Augusta, Michigan 49012
269-731-5420

Located only 4.5 miles from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta. Watch your favorite games on flat screen TV’s and enjoy food by Niskers.


Sajo’s Pizza
9805 East M-89
Richland, Michigan 49083
269-629-5832

Enjoy pizza, subs, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and Mexican fare delivered right to your door. Located three minutes west of the Villas.


Kalamazoo Restaurants

Cosmo’s Cucina
804 West Vine Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
269-344-5666
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

A “contemporary oasis offering affordable gourmet cuisine”, Cosmo’s Cucina was established in November 1992 with the goal of bringing simply creative cooking to Kalamazoo.


Epic Bistro
359 South Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-342-1300
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

The offerings: a classy casual, almost trendy setting, with the likes of wood-fired pizzas, small plates, and killer signature dishes. Among them, potato-crusted sea scallops perfectly browned and crispy, served with a luscious citrus sauce drizzled about the plate. Even better the four-cheese pizza, with mozzarella, white cheddar, goat cheese, and parmesan, flavored with pesto and artichokes and fired in the wood burning brick oven.


Fandango Tapas Bistro
247 South Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-226-9800
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Fandangos is a new favorite to the Kalamazoo Restaurant scene. Located on the Kalamazoo Mall and with occasional live guitar music this Spanish inspired restaurant is a great place to spend an evening with friends. You’ve got to try the sangria, the crusted artichokes, and the eggplant.


Food Dance Café
401 East Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
269-382-1888

Authentic. Original. Outstanding in downtown Kalamazoo, a short 20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort.


Kalamazoo Brewing Company
315 East Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-382-2338
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

This great microbrewery is home to the famous Bells Beer. Featuring a small menu selection, but great entertainment during the summer months in the outdoor beer garden. Entertainment most Friday’s and Saturday’s (Entrance on Porter St.).


London Grill Restaurants
214 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-381-9212

British Pubfare with Asian influence in downtown Kalamazoo and in Plainwell! Both are a 20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort.


Monaco Bay – Piano Bar & Grill
300 East Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-384-6044
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Monaco Bay is the pinnacle of dueling piano bars in downtown Kalamazoo. We promise entertainment, food, and service that can only be found in Las Vegas.


North Eleven
5585 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
269-381-8211
10-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Experience fine dining at its best, a full martini bar, large selection of beers, and many flat screen TV’s.


Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill
100 West Michigan Ave in The Radisson Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-343-0032
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Located on the lobby level of the Radisson. The fare is American with accents of Southern and Creole cuisine. They have a large and diverse menu ranging from burgers and steaks, to pastas and fish. Burdick’s offers interactive entertainment with: nine screen video wall, 10 additional televisions, two full-size pool tables, Full swing golf simulator, NTN interactive trivia, and XM Satellite Radio.


Olde Peninsula Brewpub
200 East Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-343-2739
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Great beer and food are found in this beautifully restored building in the heart of downtown. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with live entertainment. They’re also open on Sundays.


The Union
Union Cabaret and Grille
123 South Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-384.6756
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

The feel of this local haunt is more than just a restaurant that has live music. Much like a Chicago Jazz bar, consorting at The Union is different. Better. It’s a departure from the Midwest, a locale that provides a feeling as much as it does a great meal.


Zazios
100 West Michigan Avenue in the Radisson Hotel
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-384-2650
20-minute drive from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

A modern Italian experience where the food is the entertainment; located on the lobby level of the hotel. Their contemporary design and aroma of succulent modern Italian cuisine sets the stage for the memorable dining experience our cast and crew is determined to provide.


Battle Creek Restaurants

Arcadia Brewing Company
103 Michigan Avenue, West
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
269-963-9520
25-minutes from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

Arcadia also proudly features a restaurant and tavern alongside the brewery called TC’s Wood-Fired Fare It’s All Good, that features a distinctive and eclectic menu of wood-fired cuisine and authentic barbeque, prepared exclusively in a unique oven that was imported from Naples, Italy and a BBQ pit fabricated in Nahunta, Georgia. Tours of the brewery and packaging hall are given on Saturday afternoons or by appointment.


Clara’s on the River
44. North McCamly Place
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
269-963-0966
25-minutes from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort

They celebrate the spirit of the past here at Clara’s. Good friends and great food in beautiful surroundings reminiscent of a simpler time. Clara’s is a place where you are always welcome to get together, celebrate a birthday, rendezvous with old friends, or just to get away. So raise a glass to our history, our family, and our old friends.


Recreation

Arcadia Creek Festival Place
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

The Arcadia Creek Festival Place is located at the center of the Arcadia district at the heart of beautiful downtown Kalamazoo. As the premier gathering place for festivals and other special events, the most prominent elements include the Arcadia stage, an event programming pavilion, a children’s play area, and the jumping jewel fountain. For a list of this summers events (including Blues Fest, Island Festival, Greek Fest and much, much more with live entertainment).


The Barn Theatre
13351 West M-96
Augusta, Michigan 49012
269-731-4121

Enjoy theatre at its best with plays, musicals, and Broadway actors! Located just three miles from Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, the Barn Theatre is perfect place to spend an evening after your day on the golf course. Visit their website for a complete list of summer shows. Advanced reservations are recommended. Shows play Tuesday – Sunday. Receive a $5 discount off ticket prices for being a guest at Gull Lake View. Notify the box office at time of purchase.


Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek Michigan 49014
269-979-1351

Binder Park Zoo is involved in a variety of conservation programs to help preserve species like ring-tailed lemurs, white handed gibbons, Mexican wolves, red pandas, and others. Visitors of all ages enjoy the natural forest environment and diverse native wildlife found in the park.


Braeloch Farms
9124 North 35th Street
Richland, Michigan 49083
269-629-9884

It is delightful place to visit in the spring, summer, or fall. The fields and gift shop abound with herbs, everlasting flowers, perennials, garden statues, gifts, and cards.


FireKeepers Casino
11177 East Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49014
877-352-8777


Fort Custer Recreation Area
5163 Fort Custer Drive
Augusta MI 49012
269-731-4200

Fort Custer Recreation Area comprises 3,033 acres located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The terrain is typical of southern Michigan farm country, with second growth forests and remnant areas of prairie. Prairie restoration is in progress with excellent results. The area features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, and an excellent trail system. Originally farmland, the area was acquired by the federal government to establish Camp Custer, an induction and military training center for the US Army during WWII. The land was deeded to the State of Michigan under President Nixon’s Legacy of Parks in 1971.


The Galesburg Speedway
573 South 38th Street
Galesburg, MI 49053
269-665-7100


The Gilmore Car Museum
6865 Hickory Road
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
269-671-5089

Midway between Detroit and Chicago is a museum like no other. It’s the Gilmore Car Museum, a collection of over 300 extraordinary vehicles on a 90-acre historic campus. A campus that also features partner museums including the Classic Car Club of America Museum, the Pierce-Arrow Museum, Franklin Collection, Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum, Model A Ford Museum and the Lincoln Motorcar Museum. Come to experience more than 20 exhibit galleries and amazing historic buildings. Enjoy the vintage car dealerships, the 1930s gas station, the authentic 1940s Blue Moon diner, and more.


Gull Sport Rentals
12392 East D Avenue
Richland , MI 49083
269-731-0200

Boat rentals on beautiful Gull Lake, wave runners, pontoon boats, and Sea Doo jet boats.


Kalamazoo Air Zoo
6151 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

There’s nothing else like the Air Zoo. Their unique combination of attractions, activities, and adventure are sure to make man’s first century of flight come to life in a special way for you and every member of your family or group.


Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Augusta, Michigan 49012
269-671-2510

Located near Gull Lake, the bird sanctuary is open Summer 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Winter 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ducks, geese, swans, and birds of prey are permanent residents.


Relax and enjoy a sunset cruise around the southern half of Gull Lake on the Lady Gull Diva. You will be served a delicious four-course meal, grilled to order while you take in the beautiful views of Gull Lake. Their crew will attend to your every need. This is their only public cruise and space is limited, so book early.


Community Information

Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce
346 West Michigan Ave.
Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-381-4000


Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
34 Jackson Street, West
Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-962-4076