Named “Best New Private Course” by Golf Digest during its opening year in 2006, The Concession Golf Club was designed in honor of the 1969 Ryder Cup, where Jack Nicklaus conceded a putt to Tony Jacklin.
To sports enthusiasts around the globe, the moment where Jack Nicklaus conceded the final putt in the 1969 Ryder Cup has endured as one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship ever. Simply referred to as “the concession”, Jack Nicklaus’ gracious act towards fellow competitor Tony Jacklin resulted in the first tie in Ryder Cup history.
In 2004, Nicklaus and Jacklin set out to find the perfect piece of land for a championship golf course. What they found was a 1200 acre setting full of wildlife minutes from downtown Sarasota. The inspiration was the moment, the result was The Concession Golf Club.
The Concession Golf Club debuted as Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course in 2006. In 2009, Golfweek named The Concession as the ninth Best Residential Course in the United States.
The Concession Golf Club sits on 520 acres and is a nature-rich design full of thought-provoking strategic challenges winding around wetlands, 150-foot pines, and 200-year-old oaks. With barely a home in view, the expansive layout often provides the golfer the feeling of having the place to themselves.
There are no parallel fairways, and each hole is routed in a different direction to promote varying wind conditions throughout your round – a characteristic unique to only the world’s most elite courses.
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus/Tony Jacklin
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round
Length Back Tees: 7474
Length Forward Tees: 5019