The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Carlton Woods opened in 2001 to rave reviews and high acclaim. Designed personally by Jack Nicklaus, the generous teeing grounds and landing areas wind among lakes and parklands, and the greens feature an intriguing design of undulation and bunkering. Upon it’s arrival, the Nicklaus course was named the “Best New Private Course in Texas” and “#3 Best New Private Course in the U.S.” by Golf Digest. In 2014, Jack Nicklaus named his course at Carlton Woods one of the Top 18 Course Designs in his illustrious career.
“The course we have created at Carlton Woods takes full advantage of the beautifully wooded terrain in this area of the country. The Club at Carlton Woods will test the purist, embrace those fortunate ones just beginning the game and reward all with a memorable golfing experience.” – Jack Nicklaus
Hole No. 1
Par 4 | 412 yards
Hole #1 is a medium length par four, slight dogleg left. The fairway is guarded by bunkers left and right playing to a slightly elevated green that is protected by a large bunker left and deep grassy hollows right.
Hole No. 2
Par 4 | 468 yards
Hole #2 is the longest of the par fours, playing to a raised, but generous, landing area with a fairway bunker left. The green is nestled into a large landform, and well guarded by two bunkers right.
Hole No. 3
Par 3 | 186 yards
Hole #3 is the first of the par threes playing from an well-elevated set of tees. The green is positioned on a peninsula protected by water, short and left, and a bunker long.
Hole No. 4
Par 5 | 538 yards
Hole #4 is the shortest of the par fives, turning from right to left, around a lake that comes into play almost the entire length of the hole. The landing area is protected by two bunkers on the right side of the fairway, while the approach to the green narrows significantly by two more large oaks. Bunkers heavily guard the green right, left and long.
Hole No. 5
Par 4 | 436 yards
Hole #5 is a medium length par four, dogleg right with water down the entire left side of the hole. A large bunker complex right narrows the fairway at the landing area offering several choices from the tee. A shot into the green must negotiate water left and bunkers short left and back right.
Hole No. 6
Par 4 | 378 yards
Hole #6, the shortest of the par fours, is a slight dogleg right that is well protected off the tee by three fairway bunkers down the left side. The green is crowned in the center, sloping in four different directions, with three more bunkers guarding the green.
Hole No. 7
Par 3 | 214 yards
Hole #7 is a par three playing from raised tees over a low area to an well-elevated green benched into a large landform. This green is protected by two deep bunkers short, one left and one long.
Hole No. 8
Par 5 | 544 yards
Hole #8 is par five dogleg right offering play from a set of trees high on a large landform, or from a set of tees down along a low native area. A large bunker complex on the left turns the fairway to the right as it narrows. The second landing area turns towards the green off a large landform and is guarded by two bunkers on the left. The approach to the green requires negotiating three more bunkers positioned short, left and right of a difficult green.
Hole No. 9
Par 4 | 455 yards
Hole #9 is a long par four turning from left to right around a large lake that runs virtually the entire length of the hole. The fairway is guarded by a bunker left and the lake right. The large green sets out on the lake with a bunker sandwiched between.
Hole No. 10
Par 4 | 427 yards
Hole #10 is a mid-length, slight dogleg left, par four. The tee shot is challenged by a lake on the left that also comes into play just short of the green for the approach. The green is further protected by a large bunker left and small bunker right.
Hole No. 11
Par 4 | 459 yards
Hole #11 is a long par four. The tee shot is well guarded by thick trees on both sides. The approach to an elevated green, set into a landform, must negotiate past a large bunker short and left, and a large grassy hollow directly left of the green.
Hole No. 12
Par 3 | 192 yards
Hole #12 is a medium length par three playing downhill across a lake. The green is well protected in the front by the lake with two bunkers short and one bunker long.
Hole No. 13
Par 5 | 578 yards
Hole #13 is the longest of the par fives with the tee shot playing from right to left against a landform and a possible carry bunker left. The shot to the second landing area plays from left to right with a bunker guarding the right side of the fairway. The green falls in four different directions to a series of grassy hollows surrounding the green.
Hole No. 14
Par 4 | 440 yards
Hole #14 is a par four, dogleg right playing to a landing area that pitches from right to left and protected by two fairway bunkers right. The approach to the green is guarded by a bunker short, a bunker front right, and a series of deep grassy hollows left.
Hole No. 15
Par 4 | 455 yards
Hole #15 is a par four, dogleg left with tees set to the left of a small lake. This lake feeds into a creek that crosses in front of the fairway, then runs down the left side of the landing area, eventually crossing the fairway again and emptying into a pond just short and right of the green.
Hole No. 16
Par 4 | 416 yards
Hole #16 is a par four, dogleg right. The landing area, pitched from right to left, is protected by a bunker right, but offers ample room out to the left. The green is protected by a small bunker right and large sandy native area left.
Hole No. 17
Par 3 | 222 yards
Hole #17 is a par three playing to an well-elevated green set into a large landform. The green is guarded by a bunker back right, and two bunkers short.
Hole No. 18
Par 5 | 548 yards
Hole #18 is a par five that plays as a dogleg right off the tee into a crowned landing area guarded by a bunker on the right. A large lake, on the left, comes into play on the approach as the fairway wraps around it to the green. A small bunker nestled between the lake and green, and larger bunker right protects the green.