Jack Nicklaus’ dedication and ingenuity has enhanced hundreds of spectacular courses worldwide. In Lee County, Southwest Florida, however, only Old Corkscrew golf Club is highlighted by that spectacular designation – Jack Nicklaus Signature. Nicklaus Design, based in North Palm Beach, Florida, is working hand-in-hand with OCGC management to enhance the natural environment and create a course that is both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels.
The Jack Nicklaus – designed par-72 championship layout meets the highest design criteria. Since OCGC is not part of a real estate development this course is a “core” or “stand-alone” extraordinary golf experience. The course design has been developed to mesh precisely with the Corkscrew site’s outstanding natural assets – mature oak, pine and cypress trees and a natural flow way through the center of the property … adding up to one spectacular golf course.
Each Nicklaus – designed course is unique, however certain aspects are present in all of them. They are well-balanced with holes that vary in direction, look and feel, so that one type of golfer isn’t favored over another. A believer that golf is a game of precision over power, Nicklaus Design creates courses that reward strategic, intelligent thinking as much as fine ball striking. Another priority is to design holes that enable golfers to make precise decisions in club selection and execution of each shot.