Tiger Woods may be close to matching Jack Nicklaus’s record of major wins, but he’s a long way behind the Golden Bear as an architect. Nicklaus the designer started early, helping Pete Dye build Harbour Town Golf Links, which opened 40 years ago. (Pictured above at the site of what would become Harbour Town are, from left to right, Charles Fraser, Nicklaus, Pete Dye and Donald O'Quinn.)
Since then, Nicklaus's design firm has built more than 350 courses in 39 states and 34 countries. Many of his best courses, including Muirfield Village, host site of this week's Memorial Tournament, are private.