The resort in Benton Harbor, Mich. will receive services such as marketing, sales, accounting and financial management, golf operations, food and beverage, agronomy, and vertical and horizontal construction from Landscapes Golf Management. “There are functions in every golf and resort operation that can be better served through outsourcing,” says Chris Cook, CEO of Harbor Shores Development. “Through Landscapes’ experience and knowledge, our resort operations and development will continue to improve overall performance.”
Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Mich. selected Landscapes Golf Management, one of America’s largest and most trusted operators of golf courses and country clubs, to provide advisory services.
Under this structure, Harbor Shores will benefit from select services provided by Landscapes Golf Management. The company’s range of expertise includes marketing, sales, accounting and financial management, golf operations, food and beverage, agronomy, and vertical and horizontal construction.
“We are very excited to be working with Landscapes Golf Management that has a proven track record in the golf industry enhancing golf and resort operations,” said Chris Cook, CEO of Harbor Shores Development. “There are functions in every golf and resort operation that can be better served through outsourcing. Through Landscapes’ experience and knowledge, our resort operations and development will continue to improve overall performance.”
A Landscapes Golf Management official added his company is happy to work with Harbor Shores.
“Harbor Shores GM Josh Doxtator runs a terrific operation with a high-quality team and we are pleased to be a part of it,” said Tom Everett, President of Landscapes Golf Management. “The infrastructure we have built allows operations like Harbor Shores to tap into our behind-the-scenes, centralized talent base, purchasing programs, systems and best practices with little to no risk.”
The first golf and residential waterfront community of its kind in southwest Michigan, Harbor Shores Resort includes the scenic Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and The Inn at Harbor Shores. The transformational development is a remarkable testament to a vision made possible by $900 million in strategic investments and a collective set of projects with collaborating community leaders and organizations, led by the Whirlpool Foundation and its benefactor, global home appliance leader Whirlpool Corporation.
With the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on Lake Michigan, Harbor Shores hosted the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022. The course features remarkable scenery and diverse terrains that challenge all levels of golfers – including holes weaving around wetlands, through the coastal dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan, and finally meandering along the scenic Paw Paw River.
Complementing the spectacular golf experience is the 92-aroom Inn at Harbor Shores, located on the St. Joseph River. The Inn also features 14 luxury suites, two top-floor condominiums, a rooftop meeting space, a myriad dining options, full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and wedding venues for up to 300 guests making it a premier golf and lifestyle venue. Cottages, condominiums, and signature homes are popular among those desiring a resort lifestyle all located just 90-minutes from Chicago.