The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point is the first and only Nicklaus Design in Northwest Florida. Recognized for its premium conditioning and risk reward opportunities, The Nicklaus Course is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew’s Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marsh and scenic wetlands abound throughout the course as it stretches more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees.
In the summer of 2018, The Nicklaus Course underwent a greens conversion whic involved the full-till process. This process included the original specs of the greens sprigged with Tif-Eagle Bermuda-Grass, a major upgrade to the ultra-dwarf grass. The greens renovation will improve course playability, green speeds and green receptiveness year round.
“Being able to pair a championship golf course with the best available ultra-dwarf technology for these greens is a game changer that will elevate the Nicklaus Course to one of the top in the Southeast” said General Manager Ryan Mulvey, who is helping oversee the renovation project for KemperSports, the club’s management partner.
The renovation also included all new green-side bunkers on all the holes on the Nicklaus Couse. The course will open for public play starting October 8th, 2018.
Originally designed by Bruce Devlin in 1986 (as Lagoon Legends) and renovated by Nicklaus Design in 2005, Bay Point Golf Club is the only Nicklaus Design golf course in Northwest Florida. With 36 holes of Championship Golf, Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton Bay Point Resort is one of the top resort destinations along the Emerald Coast. The par 72 Nicklaus Design championship layout stretches over 7,100 yards from the back tees with a challenging course rating of 74.3 and slope of 143 and has hosted numerous regional and local events including the USGA U.S. Open Qualifier in 2016.
The signature fifth hole offers a spectacular tee shot to an island fairay in the middle of the Grand Lagoon with a second shot to a peninsula green overlooking St. Andrews Bay.