New Michigan Course Tapped for Two Senior PGA Championships

The new Jack Nicklaus-designed Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., has been pegged by the PGA of America to host the Senior PGA Championship in both 2012 and 2014.

The track extends 6,981 yards from the tips, but its length may be adjusted for the Champions Tour major.

"The golf course is a golf course that length is not the most important thing," Nicklaus said in a recorded video message. "It's shot-making, using your head, putting the ball it the right position and just playing good golf."

The facility is slated to open August 10, with Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller playing in a scramble skins event to inaugurate the course. Tickets are $50 and available at

The Great Lakes region will host two other Champions Tour majors in the next two years. The U.S. Senior Open will be played in 2011 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and the same event will be held the following year at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Mich.