Nicklaus Design Around the Globe
Jack continues work at Via Mizner Golf & City Club.
Elyria, Ohio – Situated on the winding Northern Ohio Black River, Valley of the Eagles, has officially re-opened and is ready for business! Come enjoy the course and play along the picturesque cliffs offering breathtaking views of the Spring Valley.
“We are excited to provide the public a true Nicklaus Design golf experience at Valley of the Eagles,” said Nicklaus Design Associate, David Savic. “This renovation required extensive demolition and re-building of the entire 18-hole facility and we put our full heart into it. The end product now features five sets of tee boxes, which allows all skill levels the ability to enjoy the course. Additionally, we are confident in saying this course features some of the most beautiful views in all of Ohio.”
New Providence, Bahamas – Located along the white-sandy beaches of New Providence, Bahamas, sits Baha Mar, a five-star resort featuring the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Royal Blue Golf Club. Recently voted #1 Best of The Caribbean & Islands golf courses according to Golf Travel Weekly, Royal Blue features 18-holes spanning 7,189 yards. The course which opened for play last year is part of a $4.2 billion luxury beachfront resort and development that features world-class hotels, restaurants and the largest casino in the Bahamas.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Opened in 2006, the Cap Cana Resort located in the Dominican Republic was also recognized on the Best of The Caribbean & Islands golf courses. Voted #2 on the Best Of list, Punta Espada Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, is also known for its history in hosting PGA TOUR Champions events. This challenging par-72 course highlights the natural beauty of the land with almost half of the holes featuring vistas playing along or over the sea with waves crashing as golfers putt!
Boca Raton, Florida. – After a very busy construction schedule this summer, Jack Nicklaus, Senior Design Associate Chris Cochran and Nicklaus Design staffers gathered recently for a day in the dirt and South Florida heat at Via Mizner Golf and City Club. This time, the working site visit focused on the back-nine holes. Jack and the team are in the process of finalizing the tees and green contours, along with developing strategy for some of the holes. In the process, they wanted to assure that the Nicklaus Design philosophy, strategy and quality standards are preserved, while producing the best-possible golf amenity. As we team with the hard-working development group for Via Mizner, Nicklaus Design is giving South Florida a fresh golf experience. The team has a lot of work yet to complete before nine holes open later this year, with all 18 scheduled for completion early next year. Take a look at some drone footage from this week’s site visit here!
Giving Back: Howard Milstein, Nicklaus Companies and PGA REACH work to grow-the-game together
One year ago, PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, announced the partnership between the Nicklaus Companies and PGA REACH. Jack Nicklaus, Howard Milstein and the Nicklaus Companies became PGA REACH Trustees with Jack and Howard serving as ambassadors for the PGA of America and the PGA REACH program.
“We at the Nicklaus Companies were honored to be able to attend this year’s PGA REACH Trustee meeting,” said Executive Chairman, Howard Milstein. “The PGA plays such an influential role in the golf community, and we could not be more proud to support this remarkable organization.”
The meeting took place on Sunday August 12th and covered a multitude of topics including how to positively impact the lives of youth, military and diverse populations through both national and local grass roots programs.
Farewell Note: Jack, Howard and the employees of the Nicklaus Companies would like to thank and wish PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua all the best as this was his last Trustee meeting before he starts his new role as President of NBC Sports. Pete created an indelible mark on both the game and golf industry through his tireless devotion. We are confident he will continue to be a positive influence in the game of golf and sports around the world.
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