Pictured below: Designer
Gary Nicklaus and Senior Design Associate Chris Cochran
were at the Grand Opening back in 2005, of The Nicklaus
Course at Bay Point
Point Marriott Resort is home to the "Nicklaus Course at
Bay Point" Back in 2005, Designer Gary Nicklaus and Senior
Design Associate Chris Cochran led the Nicklaus Design team in
creating the layout that transformed the former Lagoon Legend
(an extremely difficult course), into the Nicklaus Course at
Bay Point, a fun and strategic course that golfers of all skill
levels can enjoy.
Measuring more than 7,152 yards,
the par 72 Nicklaus Course at Bay Point features beautifully
shaped putting surfaces and very fast greens. It also boasts
a slope rating between 123 -143 and a course rating between 69.9
The Nicklaus design also features
"illusionary" bunkers, which are strategically placed
to tempt golfers through a "risk/reward" scenario,
as well as a variety of fairways with plateaus and uncharacteristic
elevation changes unique to the Northwest Florida region.
Many of the holes at Bay Point
are memorable. Hole No. 17 features a green design reminiscent
of a "fish bowl," as Chris Cochran told Florida Golf
Magazine on opening day back in 2005. By design this green is
actually recessed below the surrounding landscape, creating a
challenging semi-blind shot to the green.
Hole No. 5 offers spectacular
panoramic views of the Grand Lagoon and St. Andrews Bay. The
design incorporates the natural terrain of majestic scrub oaks,
Florida pine trees, sandy-white waste areas and saltwater marshes.
The newest addition to
the Dewsweepers Golf School is also at the Marriott Bay Point
Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, said Dewsweepers
Host and lead instructor Tony Ruggiero. We enjoy implementing
top instruction programs for all the members and visitors at
this wonderful Honours facilities.
For more information regarding
tee times, memberships and golf packages, you can contact the
golf shop at 877-235-6950 or visit www.baypointgolf.com.
For info about the Dewsweepers Golf School call 800-203-4885
or see www.dewsweepersgolfschool.com