Jack Nicklaus is not only a leading name in golf, but he is also widely recognized as one of the greatest American athletes of the past century. Jack’s legacy is not limited to his career on the course, however, as he has had a thriving career as a course designer and businessman that has cemented his place as “The Most Powerful Man in Golf” recognized by Golf Inc. magazine.
Jack’s professional career began in late 1961, and he quickly gained recognition with a win in the 1962 U.S. Open over Arnold Palmer. Throughout the next five decades, he would take home 18 professional major titles in the Masters, PGA Championships, U.S. Open, and British Open. These victories have contributed to his staggering total of 118 professional tournament wins. He has received numerous career achievement awards, including “Golfer of the Century” and “Golfer of the Millennium” titles.
Course design and philanthropy
In the modern world of golf, Jack is no longer winning major titles, but rather designing the courses on which more than 650 professional tournaments have been played. With massive success in award-winning golf course design, Jack was able to take on a wide range of philanthropic ventures in the United States and worldwide. In continuous efforts to promote the game of golf around the globe, Jack was integral to the campaign to include golf in the Olympic Games, which has been successful in securing golf’s inclusion in the 2016 Games.
To play on a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course tucked away on the shores of Lake Michigan just 90 minutes from Chicago, plan your Stay & Play visit to Harbor Shores. The dynamic and challenging course combines incredible scenic views with tough and diverse terrain to put any golfer to the test. For more information about the Harbor Shores Course and its contributions to the community as a non-profit development, call 269-932-1600.