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Jack Nicklaus (1981) / Jack Nicklaus (R. 1993, 2000)

When Golf Digest launched its annual Best New Course Awards in 1983, the Reading Committee chose Castle Pines as the winner of the private course, but Bill Davis, co-founder of Golf Digest and founding father of all course rankings, did not care. of course and vetoed his inclusion. No private lessons were honored that year. Davis quickly recognized his mistake and in 1987 – his first year of eligibility – Castle Pines joined America's Top 100 Clubs and has stayed there ever since. The club's founder, Jack Vickers, a Midwest tanker, had urged architect Jack Nicklaus to design a mountain site worthy of a major championship. Jack did, but when no championship was created, Vickers created his own club, the International, which for many years was the unique event of the circuit of the PGA to play in a unique format, Stableford. Too bad that the International is no longer on the program of the Tour.

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"Castle Pines scores very well in terms of gameplay for presenting a variety of challenging holes in smart packages; five sets of tees allowed players to choose between 5,488 and 7,701 yards. You do not often see such a degree of playability in a high-level private club. "
"data-reactid =" 19 ">Panelist's comments:
"Castle Pines scores very well in terms of gameplay for presenting a variety of challenging holes in smart packages; five sets of tees allowed players to choose between 5,488 and 7,701 yards. You do not often see such a degree of playability in a high-level private club. "

"Slippery terrain, irregular lies, split fairways options." The variety of design was solid but not outstanding due to a significant number of holes playing for the benefit of the starting ball hitter from left to right. "

"It's a great golf experience, from valet to chocolate shake at the end of the round. The course is beautifully landscaped and not as severe as some Nicklaus courses that I played. demanding but fair in every respect. On my list of "I could play here every day". Also try homemade potato chips. "

"Perhaps the most entertaining course of Jack while offering a daunting challenge.Spectacular views of Pike's Peak and impressive changes in altitude on this site.This is not as difficult than Muirfield Village, probably because it's easier to move on the greens, even if you still need it. strikes, long approaches to score. "

"The course takes advantage of the beautiful scenery and does a great job framing the t-shirts and approach shots in the green.Various hole renovation work is prominent and seems to improve the playability in each case. together, a nice and challenging golf game. "

Hole n ° 1

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Hole # 12

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Hole n ° 14

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Hole n ° 15

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