There aren't too many major championship golf courses where the general public can get a tee time on any given day, but Harbor Shores is special. Covering a spectacular variety of beautiful terrain, the Harbor Shores Golf Course will thrill and challenge golfers of all skill levels. As far as our real estate agents are concerned, there's no better place to play a round of golf in the Benton Harbor area.
Harbor Shores Golf Course was designed by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, who attended the club's grand opening in 2010 alongside pros Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson. If you've never seen Nicklaus' near-miraculous 102-foot putt on the 10th hole at Harbor Shores, check it out.
The design of the Harbor Shores Golf Course incorporates three distinct styles into one course—links, parkland, and woodlands—for a truly unique golf experience. GOLF magazine named Harbor Shores one of the best new courses in the country during its inaugural year. The Senior PGA Championship has been held here four out of the last six years and is scheduled to return again 2020, 2022, and 2024.
The course plays to a par of 71 and measures 6,852 yards, and it's as challenging as it is beautiful, meandering along the Paw Paw River and Ox Creek. Rolling hills, steep ravines, and hardwood forest provide a dramatic backdrop, with a true highlight being the 7th green, with its sweeping views across the sand dunes to Lake Michigan. Check out this aerial tour of the course for an unbeatable view of its striking landscape.
A driving range and practice green are available for warmup before your round, and there's a fully stocked pro shop on site as well. Be sure to stop at the Grille at Harbor Shores – rated one of the best new restaurants in Benton Harbor – for a great meal utilizing locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. Accommodations are available at the Inn at Harbor Shores, right across the street from the 4th Hole.
Harbor Shores Golf Course is located at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor, Michigan, just minutes from many beautiful Benton Harbor homes for sale. It's less than two hours from Chicago, Lansing, or Grand Rapids. Hours vary by season, so be sure to check out the official Harbor Shores Golf website to learn more about visiting, booking a tee time, or getting an annual pass.
The Harbor Shores Golf Course is one of the premier places in the Midwest to play 18 holes. But it's only one of many great attractions in Benton Harbor, MI, and has been a major part of the city's revitalization in recent years. Contact Cressy & Everett Real Estate to learn more about life in Benton Harbor, and get started on the road to home ownership.