Nicklaus Design Facts

Courses Open for Play: More than 405

Courses Designed by Jack: 294

Countries Represented: 41

Courses on Tour: 142

Championships Staged: Close to 900

  • New ‘Nicklaus Nine’ opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course
  • La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach
  • Bear’s Paw restoration
  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse
  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse
  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse


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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 377 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 2013, no fewer than 100 Nicklaus courses have hosted well over 750 professional tournaments or national amateur championships.
    • In 2013 alone, Nicklaus courses will host 23 professional tournaments or USGA Championships—nine on the PGA Tour, four on the Champions Tour, and three on the Tour. Another three play host to events on the LPGA Tour; two host European Tour events; and one on the Latinoamerica Tour. Overall, more than 100 Nicklaus Design courses have hosted a professional tournament worldwide.


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