Course Review: Harbor Shores

The Seniors are playing a major at Harbor Shores this week. I reviewed it in December and it received the lowest score of any course of reviewed.

Harbor Shores Golf Course – Benton Harbor, MI (Architect: Jack Nicklaus)


Less than 90 miles from Chicago resting on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Jack Nicklaus was hired to design a golf course that would someday host major professional championships. The end result of this project is Harbor Shores Golf Course which has already hosted the 2012 Senior PGA Championship and will again host the same tournament in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Three holes play along the shore of the big lake, while several other holes play along, across, and through the the Paw Paw River and various wetlands.  

According to the Harbor Shores website, over 3 million square feet of dilapidated buildings were demolished and over 140,000 tons of waste material was removed from portions of the property and river to make the various parcels suitable for use. The project is technically a non-profit development, but…

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