New ‘Nicklaus Nine’ opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course outside Tacoma, becomes Nicklaus Design’s 400th golf course worldwide

The nation’s only golf course designed specifically for facilitating the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled veterans officially doubled in size Saturday with the opening of the new “Nicklaus Nine” at American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, Wash., just outside Tacoma. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is the 400th Nicklaus Design to open worldwide since Jack Nicklaus embarked on his course design career in 1969.