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Walk in the Footsteps of Champions at Harbor Shores

Harbor Shores Resort will once again host the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship this May. Returning to one of the world's most inspirational Jack Nicklaus Signature designs -- Harbor Shores Golf Club -- the oldest senior major championship has been an every-other-year staple at this Southwest Michigan gem since 2012, thanks to the support from Whirlpool and KitchenAid. 

This year's event -- the seventh time it's been staged on Memorial Day weekend -- welcomes defending champion Steve Stricker, who won the 2023 major at Fields Ranch East in Frisco, Texas by outdueling Padraig Harrington in a playoff. 

When golfers can experience a course that hosts a major championship, their elevated expectations go up another level. Here along the shores of Lake Michigan, golfers will be able to check off a bucket list experience walking in the path of Tour professionals while enjoying priceless days of quality championship golf, luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining options, and entertaining non-golf activities.

This jet-setting luxury development at Harbor Shores Resort is a must-visit Midwest golf destination. Nicklaus’ engaging routing reveals a commitment to naturalism and letting the land's flow and contour dictate its aesthetics and playability. The course, which he tabbed as one of his 18 favorite designs of all time, runs over four remarkably diverse terrains in a spectacular topographical locale. The beginning six holes meander the inland terrain that navigates through wetlands and along the river’s edge. Holes 7, 8 and 9 wind along dramatic exposed dunes with awe-inspiring views of Lake Michigan. Holes 10 through 13 play through lush woodlands and plunge through rolling hills, ravines and a hardwood forest. And the finishing holes border the Paw Paw River, Ox Creek and native wetlands.

The thrill of playing a naturally spectacular, major-hosting course like this is a truly upscale and memorable experience. Aside from offering quality championship golf, Harbor Shores features luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining options, and entertaining non-golf activities. Imagine walking the fairways where golf's legends have made history, and then hitting shots from similar spots and lush course conditions.

To get here, you can fly into the city’s Southwest Michigan Airport, which only accommodates private aircraft. You'll see endless miles of sandy beaches and the course's scenic routing.

When planning your stay, the new Champions Villa is a perfect space for 4-to-8 golfers. It's conveniently located along the first fairway right next to the clubhouse. This 2,000-square-foot, 4-bedroom/4-bath unit exemplifies golf luxury and is equipped with a full kitchen and open living space. Another excellent option for lodging is the beautiful Inn at Harbor Shores, a 92-room luxury hotel on the St. Joseph River. It features 14 luxury suites, two top-floor condominiums, a rooftop meeting space, and a wide selection of dining options such as Plank’s Tavern on the Water, Torch & Tapas, and Rise & Vine. Check out the Champions Package that includes two nights lodging plus unlimited golf for four guests.

Be sure to take an afternoon and visit the local beaches, enjoy some great food in the revitalized downtown area, and explore Makers Trail that features some of Michigan’s finest breweries, wineries and distilleries.

To schedule your Harbor Shores golf getaway, visit


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