Nicklaus Design Facts

Courses Open for Play: More than 390

Courses Designed by Jack: 290

Countries Represented: 41

Courses on Tour: 142

Championships Staged: Close to 900

  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse
  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse
  • The Club at Ibis unveils new clubhouse
  • Century of Golf Gala
  • Jack Nicklaus and his Nicklaus Design team visited Kiawah Island Golf Resort and his Turtle Point design
  • Four legends break ground on Greenbrier collaboration


  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea-Hole 18 video flyover by Perfect Parallel
  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea-Hole 13 video flyover by Perfect Parallel
  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea-Hole 9 video flyover by Perfect Parallel
  • Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea-Hole 1 video flyover by Perfect Parallel
  • Metro Ladies Golf Social
  • Forest Lakes Flyover Video


Golf Course Design Company Overview

Nicklaus Design, the global golf course design firm founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is widely regarded as the world's leading design firm.

golf course designer Jack Nicklaus

With a philosophy of working closely with clients, enhancing the natural environment, and creating courses that are both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels, the company has more than 390 courses open for play in 41 countries and 39 states. Of those golf courses, Jack Nicklaus has been involved in the design of 290 courses.

At least 70 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked by major industry publications like Golf Digest, Golfweek, GOLF Magazine and Travel & Leisure Golf, in various national or international Top-100 lists, and no fewer than 140 Nicklaus Design courses have hosted a combined total of over 900 professional golf tournaments worldwide or significant national amateur championships, including events on the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour, the LPGA Tour and the Tour, among others.

Nicklaus Design currently has more than 45 golf courses under development spread across 19 different countries.

Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design also have been credited for elevating and enhancing the relationship between golf and luxury home communities. Since independent research began in the early 1990s, communities that feature a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course as an amenity have resulted in the highest real estate value, the highest average home price, and the greatest velocity of home and lot sales. The survey also included the impact on membership fees, annual dues and greens fees. When all data was combined, a "net present value" was determined for each golf course designer, and Jack Nicklaus was the overall and overwhelming No. 1 choice.

With the name Nicklaus behind a golf course, its value is enhanced tremendously. And that value will only grow with time.


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Nicklaus Design has over 375 courses open for play in 36 countries with another 45 under development.


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With eight offices in six countries across three continents, Nicklaus Design has local representation for any project.