TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — When you take your driver out at the Seminole Golf Course and Club in Tallahassee, you will now remember who helped design the new course. Jack Nicklaus, also known as the Golden Bear, helped design the new course through Nicklaus Design.
The company was able to reroute the course to generate 35 acres of land for Florida State. The cool part? The 18th hole is the only hole left from the original routing.
Florida State is excited to start getting major college tournaments in Tallahassee.
"We've already started working towards bidding towards some of the NCAA tournament," explained Jaxon Hardy, the general manager of Seminole Legacy Golf Club. "Our goal is to have the NCAA championship out here one day. We feel like we have the length to do that, we also feel like, absolutely, the quality and the design that the Nicklaus team has brought us. It's not going to be that difficult to accomplish."
The old course sat on about 210 acres. That included two driving ranges, a small short game area, and was a 7,147-yard par-73.
This new course will be 7,800 yards and a par-72. It will sit on 174 acres and include the same amount of ranges as the original course, but will have a new 12-hole par-3 course for teams. That is according to Chris Cochran, the Senior Designer at Nicklaus Design.