I took this last spring when I was first getting into HDR photography. This view is part of Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Which features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
It is a beautiful (and I’m told challenging) course that I actually drive past it every day on the way to work.
The Harbor Shores development has been great for Benton Harbor. A few of the great benefits:
- Jean Klock park maintained
- More tax revenue for the city of Benton Harbor
- Job creation
- Increased property values
The 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA championships will be played there too.
Harbor Shores also does community outreach including the “First Tee” program, which uses the game of golf to mentor young people.
Last year, a fundraiser to commemorate the initial opening of the course brought in over $1 million dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor and The First Tee of Benton Harbor.
I was actually out on the walking paths today, and ended up talking to a nice gentleman who works for Harbor Shores, which inspired me to post this photo.