Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Jack's first formal foray into architecture in 1969 earned him co-design credit with Pete Dye, on this long-time PGA Tour stop that edges the Carolina coast.
2 of 10Larry Lambrecht
Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)
A memorable back nine that skirts inlets of Lake Oconee highlights this gorgeous, playable layout that's halfway between Atlanta and Augusta.
3 of 10Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay
The Challenge at Manele
Bill Gates chose the 12th tee box as his wedding site, which provides some idea of how spectacular this clifftop course on Lanai really is.
4 of 10The Greenbrier Resort
The Greenbrier (Greenbrier)
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
In 1977, Nicklaus completely revamped the 1924 original in time to host the 1979 Ryder Cup. Mountain streams, forced carries and tight, forested fairways spice the play.
5 of 10May River at Palmetto Bluff
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
Massive oaks and holes that ease past the oyster-filled May River are the pearls of this seven-year-old track near Hilton Head.
6 of 10Hammock Beach Resort
Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean Course)
Palm Coast, Fla.
Wind, wetlands and a handful of oceanside holes, including the final four that comprise "The Bear Claw" are among the enticements at this 11-year-old course.
7 of 10Courtesy of Pronghorn Club
The Club at Pronghorn (Nicklaus)
Thanks to Pronghorn's 3,200-foot elevation, this 7,379-yarder plays a tad shorter than advertised, but it's the brilliant vistas of snow-capped mountains and the ancient lava rock ridges in play that command your attention.
8 of 10George Fuller/Icon SMI
Cabo del Sol (Ocean)
Los Cabos, Mexico
Mountain backdrops and cactus-framed fairways set the stage for a dramatic finish, with the final three holes touching the Sea of Cortez.
9 of 10Glen Abbey GC
Glen Abbey Golf Club
Frequent home to the PGA Tour's Canadian Open since the course debuted in 1976, this early Nicklaus solo effort is best known for its watery valley holes and a superb risk/reward par-5 closer, where Tiger Woods hit the shot of his life to win the 2000 event.
10 of 10J2 Golf Marketing
While not on par with some other Golden Bear creations, this collection of all-star, Nicklaus-designed holes is pure fun. The par-3s that mirror Muirfield Village's 12th and PGA National Champion's 15th are standouts.
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