Golf Architects of Four Seasons

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones II—the world’s greatest golf course designers lend their signature styles to Four Seasons.

Jan 21, 2013
  • Pacifico Course, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
  • Golf at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  • Golf at Four Seasons Resort Nevis
  • The Challenge at Manele Bay, Hawaii
  • Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, Dallas
  • Nicklaus North at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
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Nicklaus is famous for his challenging par-3s and dramatic closing holes. You can see these features on the Pacifico course at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, México. It includes the par-3 Tail of the Whale, the world’s only natural island green, played from tees on the beach to an offshore atoll.
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Arnold Palmer’s design of the course at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo preserves rare native plant and tree species and integrates wildlife migration corridors. The course is one of the first that Palmer designed with seawater-friendly Paspalum grass.
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For the course at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Robert Trent Jones II incorporated the ruins of a historic stone sugar mill, while bunkers of gleaming white sand are often hazards on both tee and approach shots. The signature hole, 15, is an immense par-5 that plunges more than 175 feet from tee to green.
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At Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i at Manele Bay on the Jack Nicklaus–designed The Challenge at Manele Bay, the par-3 12th plays over an expanse of surf.
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The Cottonwood Valley Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas honours the Lone Star State with a Texas-shaped green, designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
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On Nicklaus North at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, the par-3 17th hugs the shore of Green Lake for a thrilling hole.
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Every golf course is a unique expression of the architect who designed it. Four Seasons has courses by some of the world’s greatest designers, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones II, each with a signature style of his own. Click through the gallery to read about the dramatic landscape and challenging holes at courses at Four Seasons resorts in Punta Mita, Costa Rica, Nevis, Hawaii, Dallas and Whistler.

 


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