Golf Greats Opening New Course In Benton Harbor

Four of the biggest names in the history of golf are getting together to commemorate the opening of a new course located in one of Michigan’s most impoverished communities.

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller are to tee off together Tuesday morning along Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor, site of the Nicklaus-designed Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

The par-71 course is the centerpiece of a 530-acre resort community that also is to include 800 residences, a deep water marina and shops and restaurants.

Tuesday’s 18-hole scramble skins match is being called the Champions for Change Golf Challenge.

Nicklaus says it “is a great opportunity to highlight how golf is being used as a vehicle for social and economic revitalization.”

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