Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Progress Continues at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is Centerpiece of Southwest Mich. Revitalization Project

(BENTON HARBOR, Mich.) - The Golf Club at Harbor Shores announced recently that the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Benton Harbor 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 will be open for limited preview play July 15 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, which is managed by Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports, should call 269.927.4653 or visit to book an online tee time.


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