land donation en MI Supreme Court to hear dispute over Benton Harbor golf course <p>Attorneys will <a href="">make their case</a> before <a href="">Michigan&rsquo;s Supreme Court</a> Friday over a disputed <a href=";page=6664">Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course</a> in <a href="">Benton Harbor</a>. The course <a href="">opened last summer</a>.</p><p>Nearly a century ago, the Jean Klock Park was donated to the city of Benton Harbor for public recreation. The city leased part of the 90-acre park to non-profit developer <a href="">Harbor Shores Community Redevelop</a> Corporation, who used land including sand dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline for 3 holes of an 18 hole golf course.</p><p><a href="">John Cameron</a> represents the developers.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not focusing here on three golf holes, we&rsquo;re focusing here on the entirety of a park and what its being used for, all the different uses; picnicking, hiking, kite-flying, volleyball, concerts, triathlons, and golf.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Michigan&rsquo;s Court of Appeals agreed with Cameron that designating part of it as a golf course is not against the restrictions. It also ruled that the city is allowed to lease the land. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:36:23 +0000 Lindsey Smith 957 at MI Supreme Court to hear dispute over Benton Harbor golf course