Best Jack Nicklaus Public Golf Courses

1 of 10 Sea Pines Resort
Harbour Town Hilton Head Island, S.C. $135-$210 seapines.com 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 10 Larry Lambrecht
Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters) Greensboro, Ga. $240 reynoldsplantation.com A memorable back nine that skirts inlets of Lake Oconee highlights this gorgeous, playable layout that's halfway between Atlanta and Augusta.
3 of 10 Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay
The Challenge at Manele Lanai, Hawaii $210-$235 fourseasons.com/manelebay 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 10 The Greenbrier Resort
The Greenbrier (Greenbrier) White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. $225 greenbrier.com 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 10 May River at Palmetto Bluff
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff Bluffton, S.C. $260 palmettobluffresort.com 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 10 Hammock Beach Resort
Hammock Beach Resort (Ocean Course) Palm Coast, Fla. $85-$139 hammockbeach.com 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 10 Courtesy of Pronghorn Club
The Club at Pronghorn (Nicklaus) Bend, Ore. $100-$200 pronghornclub.com 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 10 George Fuller/Icon SMI
Cabo del Sol (Ocean) Los Cabos, Mexico $355 cabodelsol.com 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 10 Glen Abbey GC
Glen Abbey Golf Club Ontario, Canada $120-$235 en.clublink.ca 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 10 J2 Golf Marketing
Bear's Best Atlanta, Ga. $49-$94 clubcorp.com 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.