World Golf Awards announce Jack Nicklaus as Golf Course Designer of the Year nominee, Al Zorah as Best New Golf Course contender

Al Zorah
A total of 88 Nicklaus Design golf courses or their respective hotels are up for 2016 World Golf Awards in the third annual competition to be voted on by the general public now through October 16. Jack Nicklaus is a nominee for Golf Course Designer of the Year. As founder of Nicklaus Design, the Golden Bear’s leadership has led the company to open 400 golf courses worldwide in 41 countries and 39 states.
Al Zorah Golf Club, Nicklaus Design’s first golf course in the United Arab Emirates and the first-ever golf course to be built in the emirate of Ajman, is up for World’s Best New Golf Course. Al Zorah opened on December 9, 2015. As a newcomer to Golf Digest Middle East’s top-10 list, Al Zorah is already proving its loftiness. It is a nominee of Golf Inc.’s Development of the Year contest; and ranked No. 10, it is one of the biggest stories in Golf Digest Middle East’s fourth biennial ranking of the best courses in the Middle East.
There are three additional golf courses nominated for “worldwide” awards, including Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea and The Club at Steyn City Golf Course, both nominated for World’s Best Clubhouse, and The Gleneagles Hotel, nominated for the World’s Best Eco-friendly golf facility.
A full list of the Nicklaus Design layouts is included below. The winners will be announced on Saturday, November 12 at a ceremony in Portugal.
World’s Best New Golf Course
Al Zorah Golf Club
Golf Course Designer of the Year
Jack Nicklaus
World’s Best Golf Clubhouse
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea
The Club at Steyn City Golf Course
World’s Best Eco-friendly Golf Facility
The Gleneagles Hotel
Argentina
Best Golf Course – Chapelco Golf Club
Best Golf Hotel – Chapelco Golf Club
Austria
Best Golf Course – Gut Altentann Golf Course
Canada
Best Golf Hotel – The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
China
Best Golf Course – Spring City Golf & Lake Resort Lake Course
Best Golf Course – Reignwood Pine Valley Nicklaus Course
Best Golf Hotel – Mission Hills Shenzhen and
Best Golf Hotel – Spring City Golf & Lake Resort
Colombia
Best Golf Course – Ruitoque Golf & Country Club
Dominican Republic
Best Golf Course—Punta Espada Golf Course
Best Golf Hotel – Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
England
Best Golf Course – Carden Park
Best Golf Hotel– Carden Park
India
Best Golf Course – Classic Golf Resort
Best Golf Course – Kalhaar Blues & Greens
Indonesia
Best Golf Course – Bintan Lagoon Golf Course Seaview
Best Golf Course—Damai Indah Golf Club
Best Golf Course—Taman Dayu
Best Golf Hotel – Bintan Lagoon Resort
Best Golf Hotel – Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort
Ireland
Best Golf Course – Mount Juliet
Best Golf Hotel – Mount Juliet Estate
Malaysia
Best Golf Course – Sungai Long Golf Course
Best Golf Course – Legends Golf and Country Resort Nicklaus Course
Mexico
Best Golf Course – Cabo del Sol-Ocean
Best Golf Course – Four Seasons Punta Mita Pacifico
Best Golf Course –Vista Vallarta Golf Club Nicklaus
Best Golf Course – El Dorado Golf & Beach Club
Best Golf Hotel – Four Seasons Punta Mita
Best Golf Hotel—One & Only Palmilla
New Zealand
Best Golf Course – The Kinloch Club
Morocco
Morocco’s Best Golf Course  – Samanah Golf Club
Morocco’s Best Golf Hotel – Samanah Country Club
South Africa
Best Golf Course – Pecanwood Country Club
Best Golf Course – Pearl Valley
Best Golf Course – Simola Golf and Country Estate
Best Golf Course – St. Francis Links
Best Golf Course – Steyn City Golf Course
South Korea
Best Golf Course – Sky 72 Golf Club-Ocean Course
Best Golf Course – Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea
Best Golf Course – Gapyeong Benest Golf Club
Panama
Best Golf Course – Buenaventura
Best Golf Course—Santa Maria Golf & Country Club
Philippines
Best Golf Course – Manila Southwoods Masters Course
Best Golf Course – Sherwood Hills Golf Course
Portugal
Best Golf Course – Monte Rei
Russia
Best Golf Course – Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club
Scotland
Best Golf Hotel – Gleneagles
Sweden
Best Golf Course – Ullna
Switzerland
Best Golf Course – Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre
Thailand
Best Golf Course—Mission Hills
Best Golf Course—Laem Chabang International
Best Golf Hotel – Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa
Best Golf Hotel – The Golf Lodge at Laem Chabang
USA – Alabama
Best Golf Course – Shoal Creek
USA – Arizona
Best Golf Hotel – The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain
USA – California
Best Golf Course – Old Greenwood
Best Golf Hotel – La Quinta Resort & Club
USA – Colorado
Best Golf Course – Castle Pines Golf Club
Best Golf Hotel – The Broadmoor Colorado Springs
USA – Delaware
Best Golf Course – Bayside Resort Golf Club
Best Golf Course – Peninsula Golf and Country Club
USA – Florida
Best Golf Course – Hammock Beach Ocean Course
Best Golf Hotel – Hammock Beach
Best Golf Hotel – Reunion Resort
USA – Georgia
Best Golf Hotel – The Ritz Carlton Lodge—Reynolds Plantation
USA – Hawaii
Best Golf Course – Hokulia Golf Club
Best Golf Hotel – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Best Golf Hotel—Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
USA – Kentucky
Best Golf Course – Valhalla Golf Club
USA – Louisiana
Best Golf Course – The Country Club of Louisiana
USA – Maryland
Best Golf Hotel – Rocky Gap Resort
USA – Massachusetts
Best Golf Hotel – Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
USA – Mississippi
Best Golf Hotel – Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino, Hotel & Spa
USA – Missouri
Best Golf Hotel – Big Cedar Lodge
USA – Montana
Best Golf Course – Old Works Golf Club
USA – Nebraska
Best Golf Course – Dismal River Golf Club
USA – Ohio
Best Golf Course – Muirfield Village Golf Club
USA – Oregon
Best Golf Hotel – Pronghorn
USA – South Carolina
Best Golf Course – Harbour Town Golf Links
Best Golf Hotel – The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
USA – Tennessee
Best Golf Course – Spring Creek Ranch
USA – Texas
Best Golf Course – Whispering Pines Golf Club
USA – West Virginia
Best Golf Hotel – The Greenbrier

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