Nicklaus, Sanford team up for Ferry Point Golf Club

 Jack Nicklaus and John Sanford appear to have the ball rolling on the long-awaited Ferry Point Golf Club in New York City. Nicklaus and Sanford rise to the challenge of converting a former landfill near the East River in the Bronx to one of Nicklaus’ signature courses. The 18-hole course appears well underway with the routing for the course complete. Construction is currently converting the 185 acres of treeless land into what Nicklaus envisions will become an Irish-style links course. With views of the Manhattan skyline, Ferry Point will be open to the public, but will have the potential to host major tournaments. Rather than designing a park, the city of New York hopes to generate revenue from Ferry Point.

The new project proves the second time both Nicklaus and Sanford have worked together. Sanford serves as the Design Associate for the Nicklaus-designed Palm Hills Golf Resort that opens in Cairo, Egypt, this year. A reclamation project at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Massachusetts provides Sanford with experience in converting landfills into beautiful landscape.

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