The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point is the first and only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida. The course was redesigned and renovated from 2004-2005 and re-opened under its new name, the Nicklaus Course at Bay Point on September 17, 2005. The Nicklaus Course opened to rave reviews and was named by Travel + Leisure Golf as one of the most worthy redesigns and notable debuts in the state of Florida.
The Nicklaus Design Course is truly of epic proportion. It measures more than 7,000 yards with a slope rating of 143 and a course rating of 75.3. The layout lends itself for a truly memorable round, regardless of skill level. It plays along the natural terrain of majestic scrub oaks, towering Florida pine trees, sandy-white waste areas and salt-water marshes. The layout features “illusionary” bunkers that are strategically placed to tempt golfers through a “risk/reward” scenario and uncharacteristic elevation changes that are unique to Northwest Florida.
Many holes are quite memorable. Hole No. 17 features a green design reminiscent of a “fish bowl,” where the green is actually recessed below the surrounding landscape, creating a challenging semi-blind shot to the green. The signature hole, No. 5 offers spectacular panoramic views of the Grand Lagoon and St. Andrews Bay.
Awards & Accolades:
4 stars by Golf Digest 2006/07
Greens of Distinction Award by Corporate and Incentive Travel 2006/07
“One of the Most Worthy Redesigns” by T+L Golf, 2006/07
“Renovation of the Year” finalist by Crittenden Golf Inc. 2005/06
Click here for the layout of the Nicklaus Course.