Jack Nicklaus is a world-famous golf player, recognized as having won 18 major tournaments. While he is a golfer worthy of respect and praise, one that many young athletes aspire to become, he is probably more well-known for his golf course designs. As a young golf professional, Nicklaus had an eye for course architecture. When he would size up a hole, he would attack the plan as an architect, attempting to determine the course designer’s intention. Living on both sides of play, Nicklaus became a course designer, using his experience as an elite golfer. Let’s review a few things that make Jack Nicklaus golf courses so great.

Honoring the available land.

One of the overarching design philosophies of the Nicklaus Design Company is honoring the land available in the design. Not only does this philosophy allow for courses to appear more natural and play into the space around them, but allows the team to create unique courses. One of the considerations that the design team takes into account is length and par. Rather than using long par 4s or extra-long par 5s, designers can create 18 perfect par 3s. Jack Nicklaus and his golf course design team often incorporate luxury living space into their courses to create resort-style golf communities. The Nicklaus courses are also known for showing off all the sites the land has to offer. Rather than keeping courses tight, Nicklaus and his team prefer to create wandering courses that offer the most stunning views. The mix of brilliant designed holes, luscious greens, and a scenic tour of the area make Jack Nicklaus courses a play to be desired.

The game.

One of the greatest benefits of golfing a Jack Nicklaus course is that it was designed by a pro golfer for golfers. This means that every detail that goes into planning and designing the course is done so through the eyes of a fellow golfer. While the course looks beautiful to everyone, as a golfer, you are sure to truly appreciate the golf-friendly details that make the course. Anyone can take a stretch of land, put in a few putting greens and holes and call it a golf course, but the Nicklaus Design Company builds courses that epitomize the spirit of the game.

World-renowned notoriety.

Nicklaus Design is globally recognized as the world’s premier golf course design company. As the most decorated major champion in golf history during his golf playing career, Jack Nicklaus, and his family-ran course design company are world renowned for their challenging golf gameplay and scenic beauty. There are over 410 Jack Nicklaus courses open for play in 45 different countries worldwide, with more than 50 more courses under development. Playing on a Jack Nicklaus course is like playing with Titleist golf balls, you know that you are getting great quality and are sure to have a great game experience.

Creating a lifestyle.

Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Designs factor much more than a simple game of golf on a gorgeous course into their design plans. Nicklaus and his team have been credited for promoting and enhancing the relationship between golf and luxury living communities. Research shows that communities that feature a Nicklaus course have higher real estate values and resident satisfaction. At the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, our community is centered around the golf course, which runs through the entirety of the neighborhoods and features an amazing resort-style clubhouse complete with everything you need to play a great game. We also have a staff of golf experts to teach you to either improve your game, work around handicaps, or teach you the game if you’ve never played before.
Since 2006, The Peninsula On The Indian River Bay has been home to a 7,200 yard, par 72, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that winds through the community’s nine neighborhoods and nature preserve. Nestled on the shores of the Indian River Bay in Delaware, this golf community offers scenic views that are unmatched on any other Delaware golf course. Whether you are interested in golfing the course or purchasing a home in the community to enjoy the course all year round, contact us for more information or to schedule your tour today.