The National Park Service has given its approval for a golf course to locate three holes on parkland dunes in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The 22 acres on Lake Michigan will be part of the Harbor Shores development project, which includes a Jack Nicklaus course, 800 upscale residential units, hotels, a conference center, an indoor water park and commercial space. Between $500 and $650 million will be spent on development.
Benton Harbor is one of the worst cities in a state with the worst economy in the nation. The project will be built on former “brownfields” and should attract tourists from Chicago and northern Indiana.