Our Story

                 "An Environmental Masterpiece Transforms a Community"

As golfers play the course, it’s difficult to imagine that over 3 million square feet of dilapidated buildings were demolished and over 140,000 tons of waste material was removed from portions of the Paw Paw River and throughout the various sites on the property.

Harbor Shores is a not-for-profit development. While none of the greens fees are used to pay for the construction of this magnificent facility, a portion is used to maintain the public areas in Jean Klock Park and its 12 mile walking system. Any revenues above operating expenses are granted back to the community for job training and educational programs.

Truly a unique development, Harbor Shores is also a proud partner of The First Tee of Benton Harbor, an organization that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Many of the people assisting golfers at the course are members of The First Tee.

A tie-in to the local arts community.

In addition to the challenging design, the course has a strong connection to art and the local community. Each hole has been named after plants indigenous to the area. At each hole, a metal sculpture with at least one piece of hand-blown glass holds a plaque describing one of Jack Nicklaus’ major championships. The metal sculptor, Josh Andres, and the glassblower, Jerry Catania, have studios in the Arts District in Benton Harbor. This project was a partnership between Harbor Shores and the Benton Harbor Arts District. To view the artists’ album of the tee marker sculptures, visit the Harbor Shores Facebook page.

Thank you for your interest in this unique destination. We invite you to experience Harbor Shores for yourself.




May 2014

WSBT22- FURTHER REVIEW: Michiana's Golf Renaissance

May 2014

Golf.com- Colin Montgomerie Wins Sr PGA Championship over Tom Watson for First Ever Victory in US

May 2014

Golf Monthly- Photo Recap of Colin Montgomerie Win at Harbor Shores

May 2014

Chicagoland Golf Magazine- It's only a Minor Drive to Major Golf in Benton Harbor

July 25

WNDU- Senior PGA Championship returning to Benton Harbor in 2014, 2016, & 2018

May 2012

Golf Week- Chapman Holds on to Win Sr PGA by 2 Strokes

May 2012

USA Today- Roger Chapman Wins Sr PGA Championship

May 2012

2012 Sr PGA Championship press conference

August 2010

Harbor Shores Grand Opening

Jack Nicklaus sinks 102 foot putt at Harbor Shores' Champions for Change grand opening. Jack, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer came to play together for the first time ever as an unforgettable foursome.

August 2010

MLive.com- Jack Nicklaus Says his Harbor Shores course will transform Benton Harbor beyond golf