A Better Take on Nicklaus' Wyndansea

I posted a photo earlier in the week of Jack Nicklaus’ Wyndansea design in Ucluelet. But this photo, of the 192 yard par three 15th, is much more dramatic and illustrates the great natural carry over water.


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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Gary,
    Believe it or not this was a clear-cut forest from the early 90’s before forest practices changed in BC. Left behind where piles of stumps and leftover wood. Not exactly a wilderness!

    Our company Marine Drive Properties Ltd. is developing the project and intends to improve the property with native plantings and protecting more than 50% of the property as park + green space (not just fairways). It is a planned, low-density project that will meet both LEED Gold, and Audubon Certification.

    All the people involved in the project are aligned with this objective. Developments meant to provide an premier experience start with the notion of leaving a positive footprint. It is a luxury we unfortunately, must pay dearly for.

    NOTE: There is a community based Trail system “the Wild Pacific Trail” that meanders along the coast between the Pacific Rim National Park to the north of Wyndansea, and the Village to the south. Again, these are human improvements with protection of habitat at the forefront.

    Regards, SD

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