Jack Nicklaus Designed Golf Courses in Texas

How can you not love Jack Nicklaus and better yet, all of the fantastic Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses in Texas. Jack has designed some of the best award winning courses in Texas. So make it a goal to try and play them all. Jack runs one of the largest golf course design companies in the World and Nicklaus Design has over 350 courses open for play in more than 30 countries with another 100 in development! Jack's design philosophy is to enhance the natural environment and create courses that are both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels - and he has done a superb job of designing some of the best courses in Texas.

Golf Courses in Texas Designed by Jack Nicklaus

Cimarron Hills

Georgetown, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

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Cimarron Hills was named one of the "Best Courses in Texas" by Golf Digest and it's a Jack Nicklaus signature course that rewards thoughtful and strategic play, rather than simple brute force. Jack describes these 18 holes as "the finest, purest experience of golf in all the Hill Country - perhaps in all of Texas." The conditions are very good, the layout is excellent (fun, fair but challenging), and there are some beautiful holes as well as some stunning huge homes.
Cimarron Hills Golf Course
     

Cordillera Ranch

Boerne, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating: 9.8

Cordillera Ranch incorporates stunning water features cascading along the fairways, rolling hills, live oak trees, native grasses, 25 mile views, dramatic elevation changes, and 40' natural limestone canyons to help capture and embrace the beauty and character of the Texas Hill Country during a round a golf. Cordillera Ranch is ranked #5 in the "Top Texas Courses" by the Dallas Morning News plus it's listed with one of the "most beautiful holes" and "best holes in Texas."

Cordillera Ranch Golf Course
     

Dallas Athletic Club

Dallas, TX

Private

Texas Outside Blue Course Review

Texas Outside Rating: 9.0

Texas Outside Gold Course Review

Texas Outside Rating - 8.9

Dallas Athletic Club is home to two 18 hole courses, each of which is a little different and unique. The Blue Course offers natural waterways, rolling hills, a splendid variety of trees, Bentgrass greens, waterfalls, and white sand bunkers. The Gold Course has natural features, including lakes and mature trees, which are combined with Jack's modern design techniques to provide golfers with a variety of scenes and interesting golf shots on every hole.
Dallas Athletic Club

Flintrock Falls at the Hills Country Club

Austin, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating: 9.3

 

Flintrock Fall's front nine was designed by Jack Nicklaus and the back nine was designed by Jack Nicklaus II. You'll encounter tree lined fairways, blind shots, tight twisting fairways, forced carries, tough pin placement, creeks bisecting the fairways, risk reward opportunities, plenty of strategically placed bunkers, elevated tee shots, uphill as well as downhill shots, and challenging greens as well as what some would label as a tricky back nine.
Flintrock Falls
     

The Hills Country Club Signature Course

Austin, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating - 9.4

Jack Nicklaus designed another beauty at The Hills Country Club that has everything we look for in a quality course: it's very scenic with lots of trees, rolling hills, creeks, ponds, and cascading waterfalls; it's demanding and puts a premium on accuracy from tee to pin; it's in near perfect condition with lush fairways, excellent bunkers, and great greens; it's got lots of variety with the majority of the holes being both unique and interesting; and it's fair and fun to play. Plus the clubhouse, practice facilities, service, and amenities are all first class.
Hill Country Club
     

Lochinvar Golf Club

Houston, TX

Private Men's Equity Club

Texas Outside Review: Not Yet Reviewed & Rated

Jack's a man who unequivocally loves what he calls "the thinking man's game" and Lochinvar's design is for the thinking man. Jack Nicklaus designed Lochinvar with the kind of expertise and enthusiasm that only the true golf connoisseur can appreciate. He has personally walked the course perfecting holes, positioning bunkers and changing tee placements. Such dedication created a layout that blends to perfection with Lochinvar's natural wooded environment and every hole presents a new set of challenges to the golfers skills.

Lochnivar Golf Club
     

Gordonville/Lake Texoma, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating - 9.3

Bent grass greens, hundred-year-old towering oaks, natural flowing streams, and plenty of terrain complement this exceptional Jack Nicklaus design. You'll encounter a little bit of everything including forced carries over natural areas, a couple Wow holes, huge undulating greens, lots of bunkers, valleys and depressions, and plenty of trees if you can't find the fairways. And that's just the front nine, the back nine is even more impressive.

Rock Creek
     

Summit Rock Golf Club

Horseshoe Bay, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating - 9.3

The only new Jack Nicklaus course to open in 2012, Summit Rock is a signature course with a lower level playing area (framed by beautiful old oaks) that leads to an upper level playing area with rugged terrain and stunning views of the rolling Hill Country and Lake LBJ. Summit Rock Golf Club has natural vegetation, creeks, streams and some diverse terrain that make for a unique, fun, and demanding experience. Superior service, perfect conditions, and unique comfort stations with free food only enhance your experience when you play Summit Rock Golf Club.
Summit Rock

The Club at Carlton Woods

The Woodlands, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review: Not Yet Reviewed & Rated

Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best courses in Texas, this 7,368-yard, par-72 course takes full advantage of the natural lakes, ponds, forests, and rolling terrain - which not only adds to the course's beauty but also makes it demanding. Nicklaus said about The Club at Carlton Woods: "The Club at Carlton Woods will test the purist, embrace those fortunate ones just beginning the game, and reward all with a memorable golfing experience."

     

Bryan/College Station, TX

Private

Stay & Play Review

Texas Outside Review

Texas Outside Rating - 9.6

Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-designed this 7,146 yard championship course that features stately hardwoods, many natural creeks and wetlands, and striking vistas. The generous fairways offer some relief, but the strategically placed bunkers let you know where the Nicklaus' intended your ball to land. Like many other Nicklaus designs, Traditions provides golfers with a true championship golf experience - it's golf the way it was intended to be played as a fair test of skill that is sure to challenge and delight all who play it. Traditions Club is one of Texas Outside's Top Ranked Private Course and they have an excellent Stay & Play that's open to the public.
Traditions Club
     

Whispering Pines Golf Club

Trinity, TX

Private

Texas Outside Review: Not Yet Reviewed & Rated

Consistently rated as the best private course in Texas and rated in the 100 Best Courses in America by Golf Magazine, Whispering Pines Golf Club plays through a spectacular 400-acre property bounded by creeks and lakes that offer beautiful shoreline vistas, abundant wildlife, and a risk reward golf challenge that is hard to match.
Whispering Pines

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