Nicklaus Design Facts
Courses Open for Play: 365
Courses Designed by Jack: 289
Countries Represented: 34
Courses on Tour: 90
Championships Staged: Over 600
Golf Course Design Facts
- Jack Nicklaus has 289 courses open for play worldwide.
- This includes 241 solo designs, 33 co-designs and 15 re-designs.
- Nicklaus Design, as a company, has 365 courses open for play.
- Nicklaus Design has 18 courses open for play in China and 19 courses under development.
- Nicklaus Design has 84 courses open for play in the Asia Pacific region.
- Nicklaus Design has opened 168 courses over the last 12 years—an average
of 14 courses a year—including a record 27 in 1999.
- Jack Nicklaus was involved in 120 of those 168 projects
- Nicklaus Design is represented in 34 countries and 39 U.S. states.
- Nicklaus Design has 205 courses open for play in the United States, with Red Ledges, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Heber City, Utah, becoming No. 200 when it opened July 3, 2009.
- Nicklaus Design has 57 courses in some form of development, and has projects signed, under design, or under development in 28 different countries.
- Of those courses under development, 93 percent are outside of the United States and 17 of the 28 countries are ones in which Nicklaus Design has never been involved.
- Nicklaus sons have been involved in 67 courses open for play.
- Jack Nicklaus II has 31 courses open for play (14 solo designs, 17 co-designs).
- Steve Nicklaus has 13 courses open for play.
- Gary Nicklaus has nine courses open for play.
- Michael Nicklaus has six courses open for play.
- Bill O’Leary (son-in-law) has eight courses open for play.
- At least 70 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national and international Top-100 lists (Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, and Golfweek).
- Including 2011, no fewer than 95 Nicklaus courses have hosted well over 600 professional tournaments or national amateur championships.
- In 2011 alone, Nicklaus courses will host 15 PGA Tour-sanctioned events—eight on the PGA Tour, five on the Champions Tour, and two on the Nationwide Tour. Another three play host to events on the LPGA Tour; two host European Tour events; and two more on the Asian Tour. Two of the five Champions Tour majors in 2011 are played on Nicklaus courses. Over an 11-week period this summer and fall, there were 10 events played on six different tours and five countries that were all hosted by Nicklaus Design courses. Overall, more than 90 Nicklaus Design courses have hosted a professional tournament worldwide.