Nicklaus Design Facts

Courses Open for Play: approx. 380

Courses Designed by Jack: 290

Countries Represented: 36

Courses on Tour: 103

Championships Staged: 764

  • The Concession Cup 2014
  • Jade Golf Club at Aak-Bal
  • Chiba National Golf Club
  • Asia 2014
  • Asia 2014
  • Award of Merit

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  • Jack talks about Limni Golf Resort
  • Jack Nicklaus talks about Baha Mar
  • Baha Mar Year in Review 2012
  • Jack visits Wynstone (produced by LinksVideo.net for Chicago District Golfer TV)
  • Harbor Shores featured on Chicago District Golfer
  • Paradise Ranch Resort

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Landscape Design Services

Landscape Design Services

Landscape Design Services is a specialized golf course landscape design company with a trademark of service to enhance the appeal of a course while accounting for playability, which is crucial in the overall golf experience. With projects in high desert, coastal dune and inland forest areas, Landscape Design Services has expertise in a wide variety of flora and climate.

Bill O'Leary, President of Landscape Design Services, has extensive experience in golf course design, working on more than 70 different projects worldwide, and has served as lead designer on projects in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Bill O'Leary

Bill O'Leary

After working numerous years with Nicklaus Design, Bill turned his attention, in 2003, to a project's aesthetics when he launched Landscape Design Services. He understands all too well that beauty goes hand-in-hand with the golf experience and knows that a critical aspect of a golf course's visual appeal is the surrounding vegetation and landscaping. He has studied agronomy and horticulture extensively, applying his knowledge to such acclaimed projects as Punta Espada Golf Club, the breathtaking oceanfront course at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, as well as The Concession Golf Club in Florida, Red Ledges in Utah, and Jack Nicklaus' home club, The Bear's Club, in Florida, among numerous others.

"Landscape design is an integral component of the golf course design process. A proper palette of plant materials can certainly enhance the beauty and visual drama of a golf course, but it can also become a component of the strategy."
- Jack Nicklaus

Through Landscape Design Services, O’Leary now offers golf course design clients a full menu of landscape services, from the initial consultation to plan documents that specify the ideal type and location of vegetation to frame and further beautify a golf course. For more information about Nicklaus Design's Landscape Design Services, email lds@nicklaus.com.

 

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