124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

Benton Harbor, MI, United States Public

Overview

Just 90 minutes from Chicago in western Michigan, Harbor Shores is a scenic Jack Nicklaus layout that often gets high marks for conditioning from our panelists. It was constructed over parts of a former manufacturing facility that requred a significant amount of remediation, but the result is a sanctuary of nature where toxic compounds used to be. Because of the previous use of the property and the need to remove and work around defunt buildings, the holes are spread far and wide around the vast site, broken into distinct sections while crossing the Paw Paw River several times. The course is a regular host of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, having hosted five times, including in 2022 and 2024. Harbor Shores offers intriguing design variety, with dense forest, dunes, creeks and fescue all in play, and a highlight stretch of three holes along Lake Michigan.

About

Holes 18
Length 6852
Slope 143
Price $195
Facility Type Public
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Not previously ranked.
2023-'24 ranking: 90th.

Best in State: Ranked 25th, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 19th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.9081
Character
6.8492
Challenge
7.1545
Layout Variety
6.9886
Fun
6.7378
Aesthetics
6.8773
Conditioning
6.9896

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