Royal Island, Bahamas, a private island
development under construction near Harbor Island and Eleuthera in
the Bahamas' Out Islands, will feature the first Jack Nicklaus Golf
Club, one of 25 such 18-hole golf clubs to be built under the
Nicklaus' name in specific international markets.
The eastern portion
of the 440-acre uninhabited island, located about 190 miles east of
Miami, will be devoted to the golf experience, according to Cypress
Equities, the development affiliate of Dallas-based Staubach
for the course and golf club began in April. Since groundbreaking,
13 holes have been cleared for the development and construction of
the course. Major construction on the golf course will begin in the
first quarter of 2008, with completion set for the fourth quarter
In addition to the
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Royal Island will include a boutique hotel
to be managed and operated by Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a
spa, a natural deep-water marina with up to 300 slips, a village
center of retail shops and single family estates.
Royal Island will
be accessible via boat or helicopter from Eleuthera.
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