On Tuesday, Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas unveiled their partnership on Panther National, a home development in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, as their first course design project. Dominik Senn, a Swiss developer, purchased a 400-acre plot of property, beginning the first golf development to be built in Palm Beach County in over 20 years.
The programme will be finished, according to officials, by the end of 2023. A nine-hole, par-3 practice course with full practice facilities, 218 houses, and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course are all included in the plans.
In a statement, Thomas remarked, “To start my golf course design aspirations alongside someone like Jack Nicklaus is a dream come true. Working alongside one of the sport’s legends, both as a player and as a creative golf course designer, is an extraordinary privilege. I used to doodle golf holes on napkins when I was a kid, so I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. This was the ideal chance because I got to work with Mr. Nicklaus and Dominik Senn, a real visionary.“
An interesting collaboration is taking place between Justin Thomas and Jack Nicklaus
“I am delighted Justin has decided to take on this exciting challenge, and I’m convinced this endeavour will serve him well, both on and off the course,” said Nicklaus on the other hand. Thomas joins a select group of current PGA Tour athletes who have experimented with course design. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Ernie Els all have a number of new courses and rehabilitation projects under their belts. After remodelling Shady Oaks in Fort Worth last year, Geoff Ogilvy’s design team just received the design job at Medinah No. 3.
Additionally, Davis Love III and his brother Mark have a reputable track record with their Love Golf Design business. Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia spoke about the TPC San Antonio (Oaks) course. Brooks Koepka and Tom Doak previously worked together to renovate Memorial Park in Houston; however, that project was a municipal reimagining, whereas Panther National is a brand-new home development. More than 425 golf courses have been created by Nicklaus’ team around the world, including four that rank among America’s 100 greatest courses and nine that are among our second-greatest 100.