Nicklaus & Norman Tie For Most Courses Among Living Architects
Golf Digest’s third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses is truly global, showcasing brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam.
Among living architects, the two with the most designs on this year’s rankings are Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, both champion golfers long before they transitioned into golf design. Each has five original designs among the World 100.
Norman is credited with the ultra-exclusive Ellerston (No. 31) and No. 98 The National (Moonah) in his native Australia, No. 35 The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip and No. 94 BRG Da Nang in Vietnam and No. 82 Jumeirah (Earth) in Dubai, where the European Tour’s Race to Dubai has finished every year since 2009. Norman has also been involved in a bit of renovation at No. 18 New South Wales in Australia.
- 18. New South Wales
- 31. Ellerston
- 35. Bluffs Ho Tram Strip
- 82. Jumeirah Earth Course
- 94. Danang
- 98. The National (Moonah)