Golf Courses Designed by Jack Nicklaus

One of the largest golf design practices in the world, Nicklaus Design has completed 410 golf courses worldwide.  His courses typically align with his power-fade shot type with holes that play left to right with ample risk/reward options especially for the longer hitter.  Mounding, split fairways, traverse bunkers and amphitheater greens are common. Blind shots are rare.  Learn more at

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Vista Vallarta Nicklaus

Steady views of the Sierra Madre mountains are comforting but undulating greens, strong bunkering and forced carries make this course a meaningful challenge.

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Old Corkscrew Golf Club

A cornerstone of the Southwest Florida golf experience, there are no homes on this course. A natural well-balanced layout with an excellent mixture of water, trees and bunkers.

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King and Bear at World Golf Village

The only golf course in the world co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Winding through the residential communities of the Village, it’s long, not tricky with a mixture of their design styles.

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Pinehurst No. 9 – The National

The only Nicklaus course in the Sandhills area. Built in 1989, No. 9 is more challenging than typical Nicklaus courses as it represents his early work. The water holes are memorable and it’s very well manicured.

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Bear Mountain Golf Course

Located in the temperate climate of Victoria Island. It is the only location in Canada with two Nicklaus courses. The Mountain course is most scenic and the most challenging.

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Bear Mountain Valley Course

The second course at Bear Mountain is less hilly than its sister Mountain course. The course cuts through forest with superb landscape views. Elevated teeing grounds with modest forced carries on most tee shots. An easy-going mountain course.

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Pronghorn Golf Resort – Nicklaus Course

Central Oregon’s premier golf destination.  Two bentgrass courses are carved from lava rocks, juniper trees, and desert terrain. Member services are at the private club level.

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Grand Cypress Golf Club

Our first choice over the many years we’ve been coming to Orlando for a relaxing golf getaway is Grand Cypress Golf Club. The choice of staying at the roomy Villas of Grand Cypress at the golf course or the iconic 1500-acre Hyatt Regency Resort with a private lake nearby is a most difficult one.  But

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The Dove Mountain Golf Club

Architect Jack Nicklaus blended natural noble saguaros in the High Sonoran Desert with vistas of the surrounding Tortolita Mountains to create 27 holes of challenging and scenic golf at Dove Mountain Golf Club. The Club hosted the Accenture World Match Play Championship for six years from 2009 to 2014. 

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La Paloma Golf Resort – Tucson

Twenty-seven immaculately conditioned holes and firm greens with challenging layouts and great views.  An immense practice range and the short game area is ideal for serious practice sessions.

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Bears Best Las Vegas

Eighteen holes hand selected by Jack Nicklaus from his 270 designs worldwide. This high-end daily fee course includes manicured bent grass greens, challenging designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes.

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PGA National Champion Course

A Nicklaus layout, the Champions Course is known for the The Bear Trap – Holes 15,16 and 17 – perhaps the most diabolical three consecutive holes in golf. The resort is large, luxurious and legendary.

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