GolfBusinessNews.com reports that three designs from Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA Fellow, are among the six courses up for Development of the Year from Golf Inc. The courses are: Nicklaus Club-Bejing in China; Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York. The magazine will announce the course rankings in its January/February issue.
The webiste reports, “The 14th annual contest highlights the best new private and public golf courses in the world. It judges new courses based on development vision, aesthetics and routing. This year the magazine added sustainability as a new area of judging to examine the economic and environmental impact the courses will have for years to come.”
Concerning his three designs, Nicklaus said, “They all do different things. Quivira is public and private; Nicklaus Club-Beijing is a private club in China; and of course, Ferry Point is public. So we have all three kinds, and all three serve varying purposes for different things. I think all three are very unique, very sustainable, and I think all three will be very successful.
“Of the three, Nicklaus Club-Beijing has, by far, been the most successful from a financial standpoint. Although Quivira has been successful from a financial standpoint, but is just in its infancy. And Ferry Point could be the most influential from an impact standpoint.”
In order to be eligible, developments must have been completed between January 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014, and not previously entered into the competition. In addition to open nominations, the Golf Inc. staff identified courses that received accolades and invited the developer and architect to enter the competition to ensure the best projects were part of the competition.
The complete GolfBusinessNews.com article can be found here.