Nicklaus Design to design Kentucky course

By |  October 6, 2015 0 Comments

Nicklaus Design has been selected to design a golf course for Legacy Point Capital as a part of the firm’s new development project in the City of Wilmore, Ky., near Lexington.

The soon-to-be Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will be constructed near some of Kentucky’s horse farms, and will play across naturally rolling hills, sprawling tree lines and limestone creeks. The firm’s project, named Legacy Point, comes 10 years after another development company planned a Nicklaus golf course in the same county, which ultimately fell through due to prolonged litigation, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the legendary Jack Nicklaus and his golf course design company,” says John Loudon and Byron Holley, representatives for Legacy Point Capital, in a joint statement. “This Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will be a first for the city of Wilmore and the Lexington Community. Our vision is to create a wonderful golf course through a sustainable design that embraces the environment, our members, services and amenities, and especially the surrounding community. Legacy Point will be about great golf and a whole lot more — it will become a way of life!”

Another Nicklaus design in Kentucky is Louisville’s Valhalla Golf Club. Built nearly 30 years ago, Valhalla has since hosted three PGA Championships, a Ryder Cup in 2008 and two Senior PGA Championships.

“Our team is focused on several objectives,” says Nicklaus, GOLF Magazine’s reigning Golf Course Architect of the Year. “I look forward to returning to the site soon to begin the design process, as we hope to create an exceptional golf experience, wrapped within this beautiful site and its natural surroundings.  Legacy Point will have a strong emphasis on family and community, and our goal is to create a golf course that will not only be playable for all levels of golfers and all ages, but a source of great pride for the City of Wilmore and the Lexington community. With the site we have been given, there is enormous potential to create something unique and special.

“We are delighted to have Legacy Point join the Nicklaus Design family. “In line with our design philosophy, we are planning very low-impact earthwork to shape the landscape, while preserving and enhancing the area’s natural heritage.”

“Legacy Point will be an exceptional master-planned development,” Loudon and Holley added. “Our sustainable master plan will highlight the unique amenities for our residents, members and the surrounding community. We strongly believe this is something the people living in and around Wilmore and Lexington are eagerly awaiting.”

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