NICKLAUS DESIGN COURSES COME UP BIG ON GOLF MAGAZINE’S NEW TOP 100 LIST
Palm Beach Gardens, 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.
Latest details on this and other company news and developments may be found on the Nicklaus Companies website.
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About the Nicklaus Companies
For 50 years, the mission of Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience and to deliver branded products and services on a global basis that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of our Founder, Jack Nicklaus. The Nicklaus Companies businesses include golf-course design, the development of golf and real estate communities, and the marketing and licensing of lifestyle products worldwide under the iconic Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear brands. Nicklaus Design, recognized as the world leader in golf course design, has created over 420 courses worldwide, open for play in 45 countries and 40 U.S states. With retail sales eclipsing $300 million, Nicklaus-branded products are some of the most successful in all of sports and lifestyle categories. In 2007, Jack Nicklaus partnered with Howard Milstein to help further the growth of the company and to realize the full potential of the brands and branded businesses. In addition to institutionalizing the brands for the future, Milstein has instilled a personal philosophy of “A Brand That Gives Back” with products and partners committing to donations to help the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
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