Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 16
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Harbour Town Golf Links - No. 16
Pete Dye's Harbour Town Golf Links helped usher in a new modern era of American golf course design. It also helped jump-start Jack Nicklaus' design career. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Punta Espada - no. 2
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Punta Espada - no. 2
Here's a look at the approach shot from a long bunker into the par-5 second at Punta Espada in the Dominican Republic. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Pronghorn - Nicklaus golf course
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Pronghorn - Nicklaus golf course
The Nicklaus Course at Pronghorn anchors the standouts in the Bend area. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
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Great Waters, hole 13: a fabulous, angled quasi-Biarritz green makes this one of Great Waters' best holes at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Tim Gavrich/Golf Advisor
Coyote Springs golf course - No. 18
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Coyote Springs golf course - No. 18
A unique experience, Coyote Springs is an hour outside Las Vegas, with lots of water and huge fairways. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
English Turn Golf & Country Club - No. 4
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English Turn Golf & Country Club - No. 4
The short, par-4 4th hole has a peninsula green at English Turn. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
PGA West - Nicklaus Tournament golf course - 9th
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PGA West - Nicklaus Tournament golf course - 9th
The Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West hosted both the 1992 and 1993 PGA Grand Slam of Golf won by Nick Price and Greg Norman, respectively. Courtesy of PGA West
Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course - 8th
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Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course - 8th
The trees lining the fairway gives clues to which course the eighth hole at Bear's Best Las Vegas mimics: Castle Pines in Colorado. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol - No. 15
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Ocean Course at Cabo Del Sol - No. 15
Cabo Del Sol's Ocean Course showcases ocean views on each nine. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
King & Bear GC at World Golf Village
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King & Bear GC at World Golf Village
A view over the water from King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village King & Bear GC at World Golf Village
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Marsh-heavy Pawleys Plantation is a standout in Myrtle Beach's South Strand. Tim Gavrich/Golf Advisor
Nicklaus North GC: #17
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Nicklaus North GC: #17
View from no. 17 at Nicklaus North Golf Course
Old Corkscrew hole 16
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Old Corkscrew hole 16
There aren't many "scoring holes" at Old Corkscrew, but the short par-4 16th is a place where a golfer can get a shot back. Tim Gavrich/Golf Advisor
Old Greenwood - hole 18
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Old Greenwood - hole 18
A view from the clubhouse patio above the finishing hole at Old Greenwood. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Top of the Rock - No. 6
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Top of the Rock - No. 6
It's little surprise that one of America's most spectacular par 3 courses, Top of the Rock, has an island green among the nine holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Grand Bear Golf Course
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Grand Bear Golf Course
Grand Bear Golf Course in Saucier, Miss. is one of the most enjoyable Jack Nicklaus' courses you'll ever play. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - The Bear: #1
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - The Bear: #1
A view of hole #1 at The Bear Course from Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
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The demands Harbor Shores places on golfers suits the course well to a skins game. Big numbers - which can be plentiful in typical rounds - don't matter; only birdies and eagles do. Tim Gavrich/Golf Advisor
Turtle Point at Kiawah Island
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Turtle Point at Kiawah Island
Turtle Point at Kiawah Island features three oceanfront holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point
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Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point
Skyline of New York seen from Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point
PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion: #15
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PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion: #15
A view from tee #15 at Champion Course from PGA National Resort & Spa. PGA National Resort & Spa
Royal Blue at Baha Mar
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Royal Blue at Baha Mar
A view from the Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar
Manele Golf Course - hole 5
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Manele Golf Course - hole 5
The fifth hole on Manele Golf Course requires a drive to the edge of an elevated fairway, setting up this difficult approach. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor

Jack Nicklaus' best designs you can play

Jack Nicklaus celebrated his 80th birthday on January 21st, 2020. As decorated as his playing career was, with 18 major championship victories, he's been among the most prolific golf course designers of the modern era.

His global portfolio is vast and dates back to the 1960s. We've curated a collection of the best public, semi-private and resort courses you can play around North America.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. Prior to the launch of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGA.
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