Harbor Shores Golf Club

201 Graham Ave,

Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

  • Office

    +1 (269) 927 4653
  • Pro shop

    +1 (269) 927 4653
  • Golf pro

    Jackson Davison (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Harbor Shores Learning Centre

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland & open links-style. Gently undulating terrain - golf cart compulsory.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, duneland, wetland, residential, riverside (Paw Paw River and Ox Creek) and lakeview (Lake Michigan).

  • Designer:

    A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

SSS or slope






How to get there:

o.5 mi NW of Benton Harbor / 49 mi W of Kalamazoo / 79 mi SW of Grand Rapids.

Harbor Shores Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2010

Harbor Shores Golf Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Michigan. This expansive roaming layout embodies tremendous variety.

At times tree-lined, at other times more open, there's a mix of links-style and parkland holes to play. All told, this Jack Nicklaus design provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

The layout features four dramatic holes that border Jean Klock Park, offering sweeping views of Lake Michigan. 10 holes are significantly defended by water, as they scenically sit alongside the Paw Paw River, Ox Creek and large wetland areas. A further four holes are played through rolling hills, ravines, and a hardwood forest. A truly unique golf experience, and a must play if you are in the area.

Stay&Play at Harbor Shores: nearby accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (July/Aug): $225.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf cart compulsory (it's an 8.5 mile drive around this roaming layout). Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent (double ended range)

Did you know?

Since 2012, Harbor Shores has hosted the Senior PGA Championship on several occasions. The tournament is one of the five senior major championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Harbor Shores).

Each hole at Harbor Shores is named after a plant that is indigenous to the area. At each tee box a metal sculpture, with at least one piece of handblown glass, holds a plaque describing one of Jack Nicklaus’s 18 major championship victories. The sculptor Josh Andres, and the glassblower Jerry Catania, have studios in the Arts District in Benton Harbor.

Published ranking

Michigan's 19th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 90th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).


  • The Inn at Harbor ShotesAAA 4-Diamond

    800 Whitwam Dr, St Joseph, MI 49085.

    +1 (269) 983 1111

    Visit website

    The Inn offers 92 luxury guest rooms, a selection of dining options, full service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and wedding venues for up to 300 guests.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Harbor Shores (1.5 mi)

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Lost Dunes (pvte)

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