Harbor Shores open for play

Published 8:22 am Thursday, July 16, 2009

BENTON HARBOR – The Golf Club at Harbor Shores announced recently that the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is nearing completion as the designer himself conducted a recent inspection of the property.
The championship golf course will serve as the cornerstone for the 530-acre master-planned community which will include residential units, commercial space, a marina, a hotel/conference center and various other resort and community amenities.
While the 18-hole layout is set to open in spring 2010, the golf course is now open for limited preview play through Oct. 15, 2009.
The nine-hole, par-35 loop can be played from 2,583 to 3,336 yards and will be offered Fridays through Sundays to 60 players per day.
Visitors to the Southwest Michigan property – located 90 minutes east of Chicago – will be treated to a spacious layout that strategically winds through native wetlands and natural sand dunes with bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.
Part of a unique non-profit development partnership, Harbor Shores is designed to serve as a catalyst for community transformation by producing significant economic impact to the area by creating jobs and generating new consumer spending and tax revenue. Harbor Shores is planned in order to restore beauty to a pristine area of Lake Michigan’s waterfront through the restoration of local public park space, the clean up of brownfields, and the preservation of natural wetlands.
“This [property] is really a huge enabler to drive community transformation and economic growth – not only in Benton Harbor but throughout Southwestern Michigan,” said Nicklaus during his recent visit to the property to inspect the final three holes along the waterfront.
Golfers interested in booking a tee time for preview play at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores should call 269.927.4653 or visit www.harborshoresgolf.com to book an online tee time.