The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, is hosting The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship May 22-27.
It is the fourth time the top senior golfers in the world have gathered at Harbor Shores, and it will be the 79th edition of the championship featuring defending champion Bernhard Langer, and Rocco Mediate and Colin Montgomerie, previous winners at Harbor Shores.
Harbor Shores is also slated to host the Senior PGA in 2020, 2022 and 2024, and the event in its three previous visits to Benton Harbor has helped raise almost $1 million for local Benton Harbor youth.
Various ticket options are available at events planned in conjunction with the tournament for fans and members of their family, and each ticketed adult can bring up to four juniors ages 17-and-under to the tournament for free. The tournament also provides a family fun zone with a bounce house and other elements. Saturday of tournament week is called Kids Day.
Harbor Shores is a beach, golf, and residential waterfront community, and the 18-hole course is and award-winning design that features golf holes on four diverse terrains – parkland, sand dunes on the lake, woodlands and wetlands along the Paw Paw River and Ox Creek. The development has made national news by reclaiming abandoned and polluted land as part of a non-profit effort.
Harbor Shores was honored in best new course rankings in 2010 by Golf magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, and has been honored as environmental leaders by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
More information on the event and ticket options can be found at www.pga.com/events/seniorpgachampionship.
— Greg Johnson