West Palm Beach, Fla. (September 23, 2019) Eighteen golf courses designed by or associated with Nicklaus Design are included on the inaugural GOLF Magazine list of North America’s Top 100 Resorts.
Among those making the inaugural list—which is divided into the categories of Luxury, General Excellence, Buddies, and Families—are Big Cedar Lodge and Hammock Beach in the Families category and Pinehurst Resort in the Buddies category. Properties represented in the General Excellence category include Baha Mar Resort, Cabo del Sol Beach & Golf Resort, Cap Cana Resort, La Quinta Resort & Club, Pronghorn, Sea Pines Resort and The Greenbrier.
Nicklaus Design courses fared very well in the Luxury category and include such prestigious resorts as Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Resort, Montage Palmetto Bluff, One & Only Palmilla, Punta Mita, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee and The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain.
At Pebble Beach Resort, which ranks No. 1 in the Luxury category, Jack Nicklaus was instrumental in the redesign of the 5th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links in 1998.
“Nicklaus Design is honored and pleased to have 18 various Nicklaus Design golf courses in this years top 100 resorts,” said Paul Stringer, Executive Vice President, Nicklaus Design. “These domestic and international golf courses for the most part are affiliated with a luxury resort or are in dramatic regions of the world. All of the golf courses have unique landscapes and are a focal point of the resort setting. Many of these Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses have hosted PGA Tour events or special tournaments on them. They are visually beautiful golf courses in gorgeous settings offering golfers a great golf experience.”
The GOLF Magazine editorial team considered 243 resorts across North America, and then conducted an online poll of 3,700 golfers to rate each resort based on golf experiences, accommodations, service, food, and ambience. The results are the Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America.