Justin Thomas, a 14-time PGA Tour winner, is teaming up with Jack Nicklaus to create Panther National in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Thomas, 28, will be making his maiden step into golf architecture with the new 18-hole layout, which will be a Jack Nicklaus Signature course. It’s a similar story to how Jack Nicklaus got his start: Nicklaus, then 28 years old, began his career as a course designer with Pete Dye in 1968 at Harbour Town, which opened in 1969 at Sea Pines Resort on the coast of South Carolina. Since then, Nicklaus has created over 425 courses in 45 nations.
The new golf facility at Panther National, a planned residential development, will comprise a training facility with a nine-hole par-3 course, a short-game area, and hitting bays with technology to help players improve their game.
The announcement of the new private course and neighborhood did not mention any development or completion dates. Later on Thursday, the company expected to make an official announcement about the launch (this story will be updated with any details provided). Panther National will be built on the final remaining parcel of buildable property in Palm Beach Gardens, according to the developers, and will be the county’s first new golf course community in nearly two decades.
The Panther National community will feature 218 bespoke homes ranging in size from 4,000 to 10,000 square feet, all designed by architect Max Strang. Dominik Senn, a Swiss developer, intends to focus on environmental effect and sustainable energy, partnering with Tesla Energy to power the estates and facilities.