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Jack NicklausUK's Golf Monthly names Jack
the Greatest of Last 100 Years

Golden Bear garners almost two-thirds of reader votes

Jack Nicklaus, whose record of 18 professional major championship titles has set the standard for excellence in golf, has been voted the "Greatest Golfer of the last 100 years" by readers of Golf Monthly, the UK-based publication the world's longest serving golf magazine.
continue and watch Jack's video message to the magazine
Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate to host South African Open
SANicklaus Design, which has created more tournament and championship courses than any firm in the world, added another to its burgeoning résumé when organizers for the South African Open Championship announced recently they will be hosting this year's tournament at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate near Johannesburg. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Serengeti layout officially opened just two years ago and was named the Best New Course in South Africa for 2010 by Golf Digest.

TwinEagles to host ACE Group Classic
Tournament officials announced that The ACE Group Classic will return for its 25th year in 2012 and return to its former host venue of the Jack Nicklaus-Jack Nicklaus II co-designed Talon course at TwinEagles. A multi-year agreement has been made between the ACE Group, the Champions Tour, The TwinEagles Club and the tournament management group at Octagon. The 25th anniversary tournament will take place February 13-19, 2012, at The TwinEagles Club.

The ACE Group Classic was hosted on the Talon course at TwinEagles from 2002-06-tying for the longest stint at one course-and champions included Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin and two-time ACE Group Classic champion Loren Roberts.
Development begins on
the Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy in Nuevo
Vallarta, Mexico
Grupo Vidanta, one of Mexico's leading resort and golf course developers, has commencement development for the first-ever Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in the greater Nuevo Vallarta area of Mexico. The new world-class facility under construction at the Vidanta Resort is scheduled to be open spring of 2012 and will be one of the most complete golf instruction and training facilities in all of Mexico.

The Nicklaus Academy will accompany the newly re-opened course at Grupo Vidanta Resort. When it opened a decade ago, the Nayar Vidanta Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, was regarded as one of the country's absolute best. Now after a thorough four-year renovation by Nicklaus Design, this stunning layout is quite likely to gain even higher acclaim.