Jack Nicklaus has added another golfing landmark to Scotland with the news that Ury Estate will become one of only 25 golf courses to be part of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club family. While there are hundreds of Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses located around the globe, no golf club has ever been branded with the Jack Nicklaus name. Ury Estate will become the first such club in the UK, with a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that forms the centrepiece of a multi-million pound golfing estate, spreading across 1,500 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside.

The Ury Estate will form part of an illustrious set of Jack Nicklaus Golf Club destinations including the likes of New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Argentina, South Africa, not to mention the famed Bears Club in Florida and Muirfield Village in Ohio.

The views afforded from the Mearns countryside are matched by the stunning Ury House, which will be tastefully restored to cater for international and domestic guests to enjoy luxury accommodations and spa during their time away from the golf course.

Without doubt, the news of this new Jack Nicklaus golf course in Scotland will add yet further appeal to golf’s most historic destination; The Home of Golf.

Ury Estate Selected as Prestigious Jack Nicklaus Golf Club

Ury Estate is set to become one of the most impressive new golfing developments, not just in Scotland but the world. It’s accreditation as being one of only 25 golf courses worldwide to be named a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club means it’ll quickly become a must-visit for golfers with an eye on the Nicklaus brand. 

Nicklaus designed golf courses have hosted a total of 292 PGA Tour competitions, 59 Major championships and a combined 6 Ryder and Presidents Cups, outlining the quality on offer in terms of golf courses designed by The Golden Bear. Like those that have preceded it, Ury Estate looks set to be a very challenging course that would be well-suited for tournament play in due course.

Ury Estate

The 18-hole golf course is expected to open in the Summer of 2024 and will be the second Jack Nicklaus designed course following in the footsteps of European Tour, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup venue, Gleneagles in Scotland. All three of Jack Nicklaus’ Open Championship wins came in Scotland, so it is no surprise to see Jack’s affinity with the country considered to be the Home of Golf.

British Isles Golf Courses Designed by Jack Nicklaus


Gleneagles is a world-class golf resort in Perthshire, Scotland. Home of The 2014 Ryder Cup and The 2019 Solheim Cup as well as countless DP World Tour events, Gleneagles is revered as one of the best golf resorts in Europe.

Gleneagles Ryder Cup

The PGA Centenary Course designed by Nicklaus offers a championship golf experience that has challenged, and is perfectly complemented by 2 other world-class layouts in the form of the Kings and Queens courses. Endless country pursuits such as falconry, off-roading and fishing, as well as one of the best hotels in the world complete the picture at Gleneagles.

Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course

St Mellion

Located in Cornwall, St Mellion is one of the best golf resorts in England. The jewel in St Mellion’s crown is undoubtedly the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that has hosted not only the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Sir Nick Faldo as a former venue on The DP World Tour (formerly European Tour), but also thousands of visiting golfers each and every year who fancy doing battle with what many consider to be one of the toughest tests of golf in the UK.

Carden Park

Measuring over 7,000 yards, Carden Park opened for play in 1998 and is one of the best parkland golf courses in England.

The layout is typical Nicklaus, with generous fairways, large bunkers and sizeable water hazards. Two double fairways are also featured and with 5 teeing areas in total, golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round of golf here.

Carden Park

The London Club

Situated just a short drive from England’s capital, The London Club is one of the premier clubs in England, offering access to 36 holes of world-class golf, as well as the delights of one of the world’s most iconic capital cities.

The London Club

The International and Heritage Courses here offer one of the most impressive 36 hole combinations in the UK, with the latter being designed by Jack Nicklaus himself. Both courses boast superior conditioning and like many Jack Nicklaus designs, are stadium in nature.

Generous fairways allow you to open the shoulders with a driver from the tee, while dramatic bunkering and sizeable water hazards offer an additional challenge as you approach the greens.

Killeen Castle

Located just 30 minutes from Dublin City centre and rated an impressive 9/10 by YGT customers, Killeen Castle is one of the best parkland courses in the greater Dublin area. Killeen Castle hosted The Solheim Cup in 2011 which saw Team Europe claim victory over Team USA, and despite its relative youth having been opened for play in 2009, it also played host to the Ladies European Tour in the build up to the event.

Killeen Castle

Mount Juliet

Situated less than 2 hours from Dublin, Mount Juliet is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Ireland. This gorgeous parkland course is perhaps best remembered for hosting the 2002 WGC American Express Championship, where Tiger Woods prevailed. Tiger winning golf tournaments was no big news back in 2002, but en route to victory at Jack’s place in County Kilkenny, Woods went an incredible 71 holes without making a bogey, falling only at the final hurdle when he bogeyed the final hole of the tournament!

Tiger Woods at Mount Juliet

Nicklaus himself opened the course in 1991 with an exhibition match against Christy O’Connor Snr, and visiting golfers can expect a perfectly manicured course where water hazards provide the main challenge.

Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club

The south coast of Wales might be more readily known for its top-class links courses such as Pyle & Kenfig, Southerndown and the mighty Royal Porthcawl, but in 2005, Jack Nicklaus added an American flavour to the mix in the form of Machynys Peninsula. The course is half parkland / half American stadium course, with links accents thrown in to boot.

Of course, the coastal location also comes with links type weather and when you combine that with a yardage far in excess of 7,000 yards from the back tees, a championship test os very much on the cards at Machynys Peninsula. Of course, numerous sets of tees further forward allow golfers of all abilities to find their comfort zone, making this Jack Nicklaus golf course a superb addition to a Wales golf tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Jack Nickaus Design Company has created over 425 golf courses around the world. From his home nation of the USA, where you’ll find countless courses from Florida in the east to California in the west, to far flung destinations like Argentina, India and New Zealand, The Golden Bear’s reach when it comes to golf courses ready and waiting for us to play spreads far and wide.

While there are countless world-class golf courses that have been designed by the Jack Nicklaus Design Company, the crown jewel in The Golden Bear’s collection is undoubtedly Muirfield Village in Ohio, affectionately known as “the house that Jack built”. Nicklaus won The Open at the real Muirfield in 1966, and was so inspired by the course that he set out to design an American contemporary which is now an annual host of the PGA Tour.



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