No fewer than 17 Nicklaus Design courses will host tournaments on the PGA, Champions, European, Web.com and LPGA tours in 2013. At just one month into the New Year, Nicklaus Design layouts at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Hualalai Golf Course in Ka’upulehu-Kona, HI, and Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne, Australia have already played host to professional tournaments, so-far. Next up is the Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic from February 15-17 at The Club at TwinEagles, a Jack Nicklaus-Jack Nicklaus II co-design in Naples, Fla.
A new event on the list is the Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic at Pine Valley Golf & Country Club in Beijing to be played October 3-6. Pine Valley is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that opened for play in 2001 to become the first invitation-only golf club in China. The $1.8 million LPGA event has been added in conjunction with the China Golf Association and China LPGA, and will feature an 81-player field consisting of both LPGA and CLPGA players. This will be the LPGA’s first trip to the capital of China.
Most impressive on the long list is the hosting of The Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in October. The tournament will make Jack Nicklaus’ design the only one in the world to have hosted a Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and The Presidents Cup. Four-day, three-night travel packages to the tournament are available from $1,835. Tickets are available here.
Other Nicklaus Design layouts to host tour events in 2013 are The Ritz Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. (WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship); the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (The Honda Classic); Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (RBC Heritage); Cana Bay Golf Club in the Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic Open); the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek (Ala.); Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. (U.S. Women’s Open); Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kan. (Midwest Classic Presented by Cadillac); Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss. (True South Classic); Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario (RBC Canadian Open); Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. (Reno-Tahoe Open); The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland (Johnnie Walker Championship); the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (Wash.); Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Macomb, Mich. (Hotel Fitness Championship); the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, OH (Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship); and Sky 72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course in Incheon, South Korea (LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship).