Heading South for the Winter? Look No Further than the Nicklaus Design Portfolio of the World’s Finest Golf and Vacation Destinations
Baha Mar — Royal Blue Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that opened last year, is uniquely designed as two courses in one. The front nine holes feature dramatic views of undulating fairways, rolling white sand dunes, brackish ponds and glimpses of a turquoise Atlantic Ocean. The back nine showcases a very different look; players navigate stunning limestone “moonscapes” through dense jungle and steep downhill terrain to get to the peninsula green on the 16th hole, which precariously borders Lake Cunningham. The course features tees for all levels of play and can challenge even the best players from the tips playing 7,189 yards. The unmistakable beauty and unique challenge make the course enjoyable for all golfers.
The white sand beach destination of Baha Mar also includes three prestigious global hotel operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms, 20 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a beautiful location with a strong mix of activities and guest offerings in one of the most stunning locales in the world.
PGA National — South Florida’s world-class golf destination, PGA National Resort & Spa, has reopened its celebrated Champion Course following a major renovation by Nicklaus Design’s Senior Design Associate, Chris Cochran, and is once again welcoming snowbirds for play.
The famed Champion Course has long been revered as one of the most challenging in the game and has been home to the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic since 2007. One of the premier tests of golf is now even stronger. Resort guests can try to tackle Jack’s course when taking advantage of several exceptional stay-and-play offers this season.
Reunion Resort — Reunion Resort continues to strengthen its facility with a multi-pronged improvement plan at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that originally opened in 2007. The enhancements include a re-routing of the two finishing holes which was completed by Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design Associate Chad Goetz in 2015. The primary focus of this work includes enhanced and efficient bunker designs, creating new green sites and determining the best routing for the final holes.
Additionally, Jack was in Orlando in March to officially open the Bear’s Den Club, a private enclave of luxury homes by Encore that line the finishing stretch at the signature course.
Reunion Resort features 360 resort-style accommodations ranging from luxury suites and condos, to multi-room villas and private 3-to-13-bedroom vacation homes. The amenity-rich resort also features eight casual and fine dining options including an award-winning rooftop steakhouse, elegant indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, six hydro-grid clay tennis courts, a full-service boutique spa, 10 community pools and a 5-acre waterpark including slides, a water playground and a 1,000-ft. lazy river. With various real estate and membership opportunities available, guests can stay for a weekend or become members for life.
Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club — This Jack Nicklaus re-design was spearheaded by Jack and Nicklaus Design Associate David Savic in collaboration with John Sanford of Sanford Golf Design. Completed in 2017, the course re-opened to rave reviews from leading golf publications and the playing public. The renovation work, which is a specialty in the firm’s portfolio of capabilities, included five sets of tees, ranging from 4,800 yards to over 6,900 yards. In addition, there is a 300-yard practice and teaching range that gives you the perfect canvas to knock the rust off your game.
Even better, you can play like a champion and pay like a member with a wonderful holiday offer from the Club. For six days only, you can play NBHGC’s 18-hole championship course and pay no greens fees when you stay at the property’s hotel. Just like its members, you can tee up and pay only cart fees for each round. Greet the new year with warm weather, cool savings and great golf.
Next month, Nicklaus News will feature our 2019 winter golf-getaway destinations and the collection of spectacular Nicklaus courses in Mexico.
Nicklaus Design Joins NCA as a Strategic Alliance Partner
Nicklaus Companies Executive Chairman Howard Milstein to Speak at National Club Conference in April 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Club Association (NCA) recently announced Nicklaus Design has joined its rapidly growing Corporate Partner program as a Strategic Alliance partner. This commitment positions Nicklaus Design as an integral supporter of the advancement of private clubs nationwide. Through this partnership, the leading golf course design firm will provide critical support and insight to clubs, including a speaking engagement to industry leaders from Howard Milstein, Executive Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies, at NCA’s upcoming National Club Conference, held April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
“Nicklaus Design’s commitment to NCA represents one of the brightest moments in the Association’s history, opening new possibilities to strengthen the private club industry through expert insight and advocacy,” NCA President & CEO Henry Wallmeyer said in a release. “We are thrilled to partner with the golf leader and to have support from the legendary Nicklaus brand.”
“Nicklaus Design is proud to form a relationship with NCA with their knowledge of the private club industry and advocacy work on behalf of clubs” said Paul Stringer, Executive Vice President of Nicklaus Design. “We are excited to become a Strategic Alliance Partner with NCA, and we look forward to working on many initiatives together in the near future.”
Stuff Your Stockings with Nicklaus Lifestyle Products
No shortage of gift ideas for the golfer in your life this holiday season
AHEAD — Longtime Nicklaus partner AHEAD introduced the Jack Nicklaus Majors Collection at the Masters and continued on through the other three Major Championships. This unique concept became an exciting reality and is perfect for celebrating the holiday season and Nicklaus’ distinguished performances in the majors. The leading headwear company in the industry, AHEAD offers a wide variety of special headwear offerings for the golfer in your life this holiday season; click the link to explore the full line-up.
STANCE — The Jack Nicklaus Collection presented by Stance includes three different styles — Jack Nicklaus Crew, Jack Nicklaus Masters and Jack Nicklaus Low — that make for great stocking stuffers this holiday season. Incorporating Stance’s Feel360 design, these stockings feel and look great, sure to grab the attention of your friends and family at any holiday gathering.
NICKLAUS GOLF BALLS — Every golfer can use an extra sleeve or two of golf balls to start the new year! Look no further than the game’s greatest Champion for your last-minute stocking stuffers with Nicklaus golf balls. Tested and perfected by Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus family, the Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue and Nicklaus White golf balls outperform other top-of-the-line golf balls. Each ball incorporates the most cutting-edge multi-layer technology to achieve the optimal compression for the level of player it is designed for.
JACK NICKLAUS APPAREL — Need the perfect lifestyle gift for friends or family this holiday season? Give that special individual in your life the gift of style and performance with Jack Nicklaus Apparel. Made by our fine partners at Perry Ellis International, the collection includes shirts, sweaters, pants and shorts. Explore the link to do some holiday shopping.
TERLATO WINES — Give to a great cause without sacrificing great taste this holiday season. Jack’s House Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are complex, textured, and sophisticated wines from California, crafted to pair perfectly with friends, family and a good meal. When you purchase Jack’s House wines, a portion of proceeds from every bottle are donated to the Jack’s House Foundation, a charitable organization supporting education efforts around the world.
SUNCAST — Looking for a stocking stuffer to suit any occasion? Check out the official Jack Nicklaus coolers and drinkware, perfect for the golf course, the boat, the backyard or even cozied up to the fire with a hot chocolate this holiday season.
JACK NICKLAUS CALENDAR — Have a New Year’s Resolution to play more golf? Get inspired to tee it up by beautiful landscape photography by famous photographers like Jim Mandeville from some of the world’s most iconic courses, which are featured in the 2019 Jack Nicklaus Calendar.