Rated 4 out of 5 by u000006227936 Surprisingly slow pace
A course of this calibre must implement pace of play
There is no place for hackers here. People ahead of us were losing balls, looking for balls, playing practice balls. They belonged to a big group. Ranges were roaming around telling us that it's a slow pace but nobody asked the big group to skip a hole or keep the pace. Is that the way to operate a world class course. I was sick for 5 hours
People behind us did not finish because it was dark
Course was aerated , Which is expected thus time if a year. grille was great,Pro shop was welcoming.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by John8056748 This is a MUST PLAY course
In simple terms, this course is the best.
There's a reason why the Champions Tour will be playing a total of 4 Senior PGA Championships here.... This course is majestic! It does not have the beautiful views of an Arcadia Bluffs, but there are still some amazing views. Not only that, a majority of the holes are "WOW" holes (much unlike Forest Dunes).
The course is stunning and fun. You should make it a point to play here at least once a year, but for me, I'd rather play here as many times as I can. Yeah, Arcadia Bluffs is fun to play once a season, but Harbor Shores gives EVERYONE a chance to play because they're on GolfNow.com.
What an amazing course!
September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali1 Harbor Shores
Everything is on point pretty much as soon as you hop out of your vehicle. The practice facilities are what more courses should be like; you could really improve with what's available here. From the black tees the course has teeth, and wind is a major factor pretty much all the way around. Lake Michigan is not as prevalent as it is marketed to be, it is a beautiful golf course but there is way more highway/road frontage than there is frontage on Lake Michigan which makes the course seem loud in places. Overall it's a very nice place with a very goofy layout between holes.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oconndh Fantastic, challenging course
Harbor Shores is a great course with every hole unique and memorable. It is challenging, but after playing it a few times it gets better and better. Forward tees are fair for women golfers. The course is kept in great shape. I don't understand why this course isn't on lists of best public courses, maybe just too new, but it should be on everyone's list! Restaurant is good and patio is really great place to grab a drink after golf.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gonzokush Jack's Gem
A unique urban course with Lake Michigan as a backdrop. Scattered amongst wetlands, woods, ponds, a river and yes roads and highways every hole will grab your attention. Oh did I mention the place is kept in immaculate condition? If your not sure of coughing up the dough for this place don't even hesitate. It's worth it. Just bring your best flat stick game cause Jack knows how to design a green complex. Wow!
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shandog31 Clever course
Don't let the starter fool you! The practice green isn't "the flattest green on the course." This is what we were told and it took us about 5 holes to finally stop over-reading greens. But enough about that...
What a nice course! Immaculate conditions, clever holes that gave you options of how to approach each shot. For the most part, the course rewarded you for keeping the ball in the fairway and away from the rough, trees and bunkers.
It is understandable that the Senior PGA Championship has played there twice given what Mr. Nicklaus has built. It is one of the more aesthetically pleasing course I have played in quite some time. Golfer's eye candy.
Decent pro-shop and locker room facilities, food was okay, but service was SLOW!
All in all, a fabulous course worth playing, even if you are driving a couple of hours from Chicago.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kentbaar A "Hot Deals" Bargain
Immaculate course. Extremely well maintained. Very playable, but challenging. Tee shots are reasonable with a few forced carries. Second shots are demanding as you must be on the proper tier of the greens for scoring opportunities. Very few straight putts on the course. Greens will challenge the even the best putters. Only thing that kept the day from being perfect was the weather. 45-50 degrees with a 15-20 mile an hour wind. Made the course play extra tough.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by paddle7780 challenging greens
The course is in excellent condition. The course gives you some room off the tee but your approach shot needs to be well placed for a chance at par. It's a hard up and down if you miss due to tricky greens. The course leaves me wanting to play in again to due better.
September 25, 2014