Jack Nicklaus will give life to BearsBrook-a member-owned club in Prosper, Texas, situated on 225 pristine acres north of Dallas
Bridging the gap between a picturesque, idyllic site in a town with a storybook name such as Prosper, Jim Williams Jr., the developer of a member-owned golf club in North Texas has chosen the greatest name in golf to design their golf course: Jack Nicklaus.
The Golden Bear will be given the opportunity to design a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on an ideal piece of property less than 30 miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 380 in Prosper, Texas. A site highlighted by rolling terrain, 120 feet of elevation changes, rich with thousands of hardwood trees, and streams that meander through the property. The developers are asking Nicklaus to take this canvas and create a core golf experience that will become the identity of BearsBrook Golf Club.
According to ownership representative Scott Erwin, BearsBrook is already recruiting a limited number of potential Founding and Charter Members.
In addition to the rare aspect of a core golf experience- no street crossings, no tunnels and estate residences will be set back 250 feet from the golf corridors-BearsBrook will be a member owned and operated "pure golf club." For example, there will be no swimming pools or tennis courts, and members will not have to require tee times. There are plans for a more traditional country club for families in a different location near this gated community. BearsBrook Golf Club members will have access to the family country club but country club members will not have access to BearsBrook Golf Club.
The golf club will be located on approximately 225 of the 1,400 acres assembled by LandPlan and its investors, and it will be the most ideal portion of the land to dedicate to the finest golf experience Jack Nicklaus can create. The golf course land is without question the crown jewel of our Prosper land. It is very valuable and highly developable because only a small portion is located in the flood plain. If it was developed as gated residential lots without golf, the most valuable lots would be located in this heavily wooded area with creek views. So to dedicate this land to golf is a true commitment from LandPlan.
Construction is to begin in the summer of 2009, and target is a fall 2010 opening of the BearsBrook golf course and clubhouse.
After the golf course is built, LandPlan hopes to build three gated residential communities and commercial development on the property it owns.
Prosper city officials are enthusiastic about the planned Nicklaus golf course. The Collin County town known as PROSPER, TEXAS is expected to be one of the fastest growing of Dallas' northern suburbs in the years ahead. Several large mixed-use developments are planned.