“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 played Harbor Shores May 24-29, 2016 for the third time and returns in 2018 on May 22-27. Past champion Rocco Mediate (2016) returns to defend against a strong field, including Colin Montgomerie, Scott McCarron and Miguel Angel Jimenez.