Reynolds Lake Oconee, GA


Our Awards

With an unparalleled record of producing the most championship golf courses, Nicklaus Design is synonymous with world-class course design. Award-winning properties such as Muirfield Village Golf Club, Castle Pines, Valhalla, Quivira, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea and Nicklaus Club Beijing represent the quality and excellence associated with all Nicklaus Design projects. The most respected name in the industry, Nicklaus Design has been honored with renowned awards and widespread recognition over the years.


World Golf Awards
Golf Course Designer of the year


Golf Magazine
Architect of the year


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Old Tom Morris Award


American Society of Golf Course Architects
Donald ross Award


Golf Course Builders Association of America
Don A. rossi Award


International Network of Golf
golf course Design Award


Golf Digest
World’s Leading Active Designer


Golf World
Architect of the year

Muirfield Village Golf Club, OH

In 2017, Nicklaus Design received 16 awards at the World Golf Awards—11 in the course category and 5 in the hotel category.

Alabama’s Best Golf Course

Shoal Creek

Argentina’s Best Golf Course


Canada’s Best Golf Hotel

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & spa

Colorado’s Best Golf Course

Castle Pines Golf Club

Hawaii’s Best Golf Course

Ocean course at Hokuala

Hawaii’s Best Golf Hotel

Four Seasons resort Hualalai

India’s Best Golf Course

Kalhaar Blues & Greens

Kentucky’s Best Golf Course


Mexico’s Best Golf Hotel

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Ohio’s Best Golf Course

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Oregon’s Best Golf Hotel


Panama’s Best Golf Hotel

JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach REsort (Buenaventura)

“I’m proud of every one of the golf courses Nicklaus Design has created. My designs worldwide—be it private clubs, public courses, or resorts—are my expression of how I think golf should be played.”

Valhalla Golf Club, KY

More than 100 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in national and international top 100 lists by golf’s most recognized publications.

Golf Magazine

Best New Private Golf Course (2009)

Golf Digest

Top 100 Courses You Can Play (2006-2007)

75 Best Golf Resorts in North America (2009)

The 50 Greatest Golf Retreats (2006-2007)

America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (2005-2006)

America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (2003-2004)

America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2003-2004)

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