In Depth Look at Whistler Golf Courses: Nicklaus North
Nicklaus North Golf Course is one of Whistler's most prestigious and well known tracks. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus it is one of only two courses in the world to bare his name showing the type of quality and respect Nicklaus has for this course. While Whistler is a flush with amazing courses Nicklaus North consistently takes top ranks amongst the other 4 competing courses in the area. Much of this can be attributed to the Nicklaus name attached to course however this course truly is a gem and is a must play for any visiting golfer in the area.
What makes this course so special is the simple way it glides through the surrounding area. Many courses are guilty of changing too much of the surrounding environment when they are built. This course however has chosen to blend into its surrounding area. Every hole on the course follows the natural contours of the land leaving you with a truly enjoyable experience.
Along with the beautiful design aspect of the course the playability of the course is one that players of all abilities can enjoy. Because of the five sets of tees and the openness off the tees you can choose to play a very stern test or a much easier course from the front tees.
As I mention earlier Nicklaus North is extremely forgiving off the tees. Because of the openness off the tee and large fairways this course is a bombers paradise. This is true because you must position your tee-shot in order to attack these extremely difficult greens. Nicklaus has chosen to make this course a second shot track with most of its difficulty lying around the greens. Bunkers and water features are prominent around the Nicklaus greens so make sure to minimize your second shot misses or else you'll be paying for it on the scorecard. When you do manage to make your way to the dance floor you will love putting on these difficult yet extremely manicured greens. Most likely the purest rolling greens in the area the maintenance staff have long taken pride in keeping Nicklaus North in tip top shape.
Along with being one of the most beautiful and well maintained courses in the area it is also well known for its first rate staff. As soon as you arrive at the door you are treated first class. Before or after rounds make sure to enjoy their beautiful clubhouse that looks over the adjacent green lake. And while you're their check out Black Restaurant sure to cook up anything and everything you could desire.
If you plan on being in the Whistler area anytime soon make sure to back your clubs. And while you're there check out one of Whistler's premier tracks Nicklaus North.
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Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Thursday, August 16, 2012