What caught my eye in the press release, however, was something else.
About five years ago I was browsing Jack Nicklaus' Web site. I was in the section devoted to Jack's golf course design business and noticed listed under the "Coming Projects" heading a course at Horseshoe Bay. Horseshoe Bay Resort already has three courses, all of them designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. I was unaware of plans for a fourth course designed by Nicklaus.
That course has been on hold ever since, as the resort waited for the right timing to start working on it. I've check in with Horseshoe Bay from time to time in the intervening years, but nothing new was ever known. The project was always still listed as "pending" on the Nicklaus Design site.
Well, that fourth course at Horsehoe Bay may just be a little closer to becoming a reality. The press release about Lee included this:
Lee’s responsibilities include managing overall golf operations at the resort for the three existing Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, Apple Rock, Ram Rock and Slick Rock, as well as the future Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Summit Rock.
So the resort is now openly talking about the coming Nicklaus course, and it even has a name. Summit Rock. Fits nicely with the existing RTJ courses.
Leave a comment if you've heard anything more about the Nicklaus/Horseshoe Bay course.