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The Senior PGA Returns to Michigan

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is the most historic event in senior golf

Started in 1937, the annual competition brings the best players in the game to compete for the prestigious Alfred S. Bourne Trophy. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship made its first appearance in Michigan in 2012.

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There are a variety of hotel options with different price points and amenities available throughout the region. As for any major event, hotel accommodations should be booked early as rooms sell out quickly at desirable hotels. If you haven’t done so, we highly encourage you to book your accommodations.

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Explore Southwest Michigan

Walk along Lake Michigan’s shoreline and quickly see why people have traveled here for three centuries. White sands move beneath bare feet. Sailboats splash a rainbow of color across white capped waters. Fiery sunsets leave a permanent memory. Southwest Michigan is an enchanting destination for people who want to enjoy small towns, rural settings, water recreation and nature. Located in the dunes of Lake Michigan are the port cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. These beach towns are home to beautiful public beaches, world-class golf, unique shopping and more than 40 wineries, craft breweries and spirit makers, known collectively as the Makers Trail. Visit often and explore all southwest Michigan has to offer. For more information about things to see and do visit the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.

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Harbor Shores Resort

With five breathtaking beaches, towering dunes and panoramic views of Lake Michigan’s bold blue waters, Harbor Shores in Southwest Michigan is unlike any other community. The charming downtown cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph are home to quaint cafes, unique shopping, and exciting hometown events. No matter where you go, you’re never far from the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the beautiful home sites of the Harbor Shores Hideaway, Fairways, and Harbor Village neighborhoods. Visit Harbor Shores Resort for more information.

The Course
Harbor Shores

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship made its first appearance in Michigan in 2012. Harbor Shores is a proud part of the revitalization of the Benton Harbor and St. Joseph communities, and quickly becoming one of the premier golf destinations in the Midwest.

"With Harbor Shores, we set out really to change a community," Jack Nicklaus said of his course design. "This wasn't just about a golf course. This was a non-profit project. That's the important part of it. When we started, we had a factory where the first tee is. We had to remove toxic waste and buildings. But in the end, the whole course looks beautiful and we hope is enjoyable to play."

Harbor Shores was ranked No. 3 on Golf Magazine's 2010 Best New Courses You Can Play list. Described as, "One of the year's feel-good stories is this short but stern Jack Nicklaus Signature design that weaves through hardwoods, marshland and the massive white sand dunes that edge Lake Michigan on holes 7, 8 and 9."


  • Public-Private Partnership Endeavor
  • Environmental Leaders in Golf
  • Affinity for Environmental Sensitivity