Jack Nicklaus

Category: Builder (Architect)

Jack Nicklaus

Inducted: 1995
Born: January 21, 1940
Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio

Jack Nicklaus’ accomplishments on the golf course can only be rivaled by his achievements in golf course design. A strong supporter of the Canadian Open throughout his career, Nicklaus took on the challenge of designing Glen Abbey as a permanent site for the Canadian Open. His first solo design, Nicklaus brought years of on-course experience at tough golf courses and designed a layout that was tough on the professionals, yet enjoyable for the average golfer. The success of the course and his support of the Canadian Open have assured the strength of golf in Canada for years to come.

Jack Nicklaus’ Record:

  • 1960 United States Amateur Champion
  • United States Open Champion: 1961-1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
  • Masters Champion: 1963, 1965-1966, 1975, 1986
  • British Open Champion: 1970, 1978
  • PGA Championship: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
  • Canadian Open Runner-up: 1965, 1968, 1975-1976, 1981, 1984-1985

Other Items of Note:

  • Designed Glen Abbey Golf Club
  • Honorary Chairman of the Canadian Golf Foundation 


1962 PGA Tour Rookie-of-the-Year

Inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974

1975 Bob Jones Award

2000 Payne Stewart Award

2001 Lombardi Award of Excellence

2014 Congressional Gold Medal


Images of Jack Nicklaus from the collection.