Even with 375 golf courses in play, course designer Jack Nicklaus holds special memories of Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
“This wasn’t just about a golf course. With Harbor Shores, we set out really to change a community. When we started, we had a factory where the first tee is. We had to remove toxic waste and buildings. This was a non-profit project. But in the end, the whole course looks beautiful and we hope is enjoyable to play.”
When the course first opened in 2010, Harbor Shores ranked No. 3 in GOLF Magazine’s Best New Courses You Can Play list. GOLF Magazine said,
“One of the year’s feel-good stories is this short but stern Jack Nicklaus Signature design that weaves through hardwoods, marshland and the massive white sand dunes that edge Lake Michigan on holes 7, 8 and 9.
The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid returns to Harbor Shores May 24-29, 2016 for the third time. Fan favorite and newly minted member of the senior tour, John Daly plays Harbor Shores for the first time. Juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. In conjunction with the Championship on May 26 , the community is hosting a free concert in downtown Benton Harbor featuring R&B legends The O’Jays.