The 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, held May 24-27 at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., is offering food trucks, expanded merchandise areas, charging stations, and a pavilion showcasing local wineries, breweries and distilleries for fans at this year’s event.
The 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., is offering new on-site experiences that cater to avid golfers, millennials and families, from new viewing structures to food trucks. The tournament runs from May 24-27.
“Thanks to the support from our local businesses, we are able to introduce new on-site elements to this year’s event,” said Championship Director Ryan Ogle. “We are committed to creating experiences for spectators that cater to everyone who attends this year’s Championship and highlights the joys of Southwest Michigan.”
Fans can explore the following opportunities and attractions at Harbor Shores:
- KitchenAid Shopping Spree: Attendees have chances of winning a $5,000 shopping spree of KitchenAid appliances with drawings Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Makers Trail 19th Hole: New to this year’s Championship will be an upgraded pavilion next to holes 16 and 17 featuring Southwest Michigan wineries, breweries and distilleries. Upon arrival, each individual daily ticket holder will receive four $5 vouchers.
- Dow Chemical Charging Stations: Attendees to this year’s Championship have access to charging stations, which include lockers for safe-keeping and convenience.
- Miller Lite Public Pavilion: The tented public spectator bleacher overlooks the par-3, 11th hole.
- Community Showcase Tent: Local volunteers will staff the tent each day, greeting fans and welcoming out-of-town guests with insider recommendations about places to see and things to do in Southwest Michigan.
- Merchandise Shop: Constructed within the Community Showcase Tent, fans can shop for the latest championship merchandise, golf apparel and memorabilia throughout the week.
- Food Trucks: On-site each day in Jean Klock Park, the local food trucks offer barbeque, tacos, and sweet treats.
- Avenue of Flags: Nearly 60 flags will line the walking path, each one dedicated to a military member. Proceeds from each flag donation will support Lest We Forget, a non-profit military organization in Benton Harbor.
- Field of Flags: Between holes 7, 8 and 9 in Jean Klock Park, spectators can view the Field of Flags, showcasing more than 200 flags donated by the community to remember those who gave their lives for our country. Flags will be sponsored and dedicated to fallen military members with all proceeds going to Lest We Forget this Memorial Day weekend.
Additional information on all of these features and more can be found in the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Spectator Guide.