July 26, 2014
Jack Nicklaus says the natural beauty of
the Sierra Nevada made it easy to design his newest golf course
Nicklaus was on hand today (Monday) to kick off the grand
opening of Old Greenwood resort - a course punctuated by towering
pines, mountain views, and a trout stream on the tenth hole.
The 75-hundred-42-yard layout just south of Interstate 80
resembles the course at Reno's Montreux Golf and Country Club, home
of the P-G-A Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open.
The 600 acre resort community developed by East-West Partners
includes 99 luxury, custom homesites.
Nicklaus used a wooden driver - a replica of the one he played
with in the 1970s - to hit a ceremonial first drive at the
462-yard, par-4 opening hole. Earlier in the day, he hit a few
putts on the 18th green, draining his second attempt from 50 feet.