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Jack Nicklaus might be a better designer than he was a player!

Jack Nicklaus might be a better designer than he was a player!

Jack Nicklaus might be a better designer than he was a player!
 
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The headquarters for my golf school operations is located at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. (see featured image) I rate it as one of the toughest golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area.  For that reason, I have always been partial to Nicklaus courses because, you know, walking onto the first tee that you have a challenge on your hands!   Jack has designed some gems, and Muirfield Village is definitely one of the courses I hope to play in my lifetime!
 
Chris Chaney, Wrong Fairway of Back9Network, has put together 5 of Jack’s best.  Enjoy!
 

Jack Nicklaus and his design team are responsible for upwards of 400 golf courses in 41 countries around the world. His tracks have hosted about 900 championships and 142 tour stops. Celebrating his 76th birthday on Jan. 21, we honor the Golden Bear by highlighting his five best designs:

5. Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation – Greensboro, Ga.

Jack Nicklaus might be a better designer than he was a player!

A 7,073-yard, par-72 layout, this gorgeous course offers players some of the most dramatic golf scenery in the Southeast, with nine holes coming into play along the shores of Lake Oconee. The greens and bunkering underwent a restoration program in 2009 to restore them to the shapes and sizes of Nicklaus’ original specifications. Modifications have enhanced shot value and preserved the integrity of the original design.

4. Shoal Creek Club – Shoal Creek, Ala.

Jack Nicklaus might be a better designer than he was a player!

Shoal Creek would go on to host a number of historical events, including the 1984 PGA Championship, won by a determined and focused Lee Trevino. In 1990, the PGA Championship returned, and this time Wayne Grady was able to stave off runner-up Fred Couples for the win. Shoal Creek has hosted a number of other important events as well, including the 1986 U.S. Amateur Championship. In 1994, a young golfer named Tiger Woods helped Stanford win Jerry Pate’s National Intercollegiate with a tournament-best individual score of 206.

To see some of the other top golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, go here!

Source: Back9Network   Chris Chaney, Wrong Fairway  PGA TOUR

Pictures: Jack Nicklaus Design

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