Jack Nicklaus residential golf community launched in Stonehaven

THE first Jack Nicklaus-branded residential golf community in Europe has been launched in Stonehaven.

Nicklaus Companies and FM Group are behind the development at the historic Ury Estate, with it being built around an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Over 435 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide have been designed by Nicklaus Companies, with fewer than 10 having been selected to brand the real-estate offering – which the developers said ‘speaks to the special nature’ of Ury’s setting.

The first phase of the 1,600 acre multi-million-pound development is launched today, comprising fully-serviced self-build plots and five-bedroom luxury homes for sale within The Nicklaus Village. The Village is the first of three phases of development that will be released, including Golden Bear Homes and The Jack Nicklaus Retreat.

Jack Nicklaus

Known as the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus is an 18-time major championship winner, including the Opens he won on Scottish soil, twice at St Andrews (1970 and 1978), and at Muirfield (1966).

Commenting on the launch of the development, Jack Nicklaus said, “I’m proud to be launching my first branded real estate development in Europe in Scotland, the home of golf, which holds a very special place in my heart.

“Ury Estate is a unique development which is set to be one of the world’s most prestigious golfing destinations. We are delighted to be creating the opportunity for people to buy or build their dream home at the course.

“The Nicklaus Village at Ury Estate offers a luxury lifestyle experience, with family homes situated in a country setting affording a spectacular panorama of the Aberdeenshire countryside and coastline.”

Jonathan Milne of site owner and developer, the FM Group, added, “We couldn’t be more excited to be launching The Nicklaus Village, a luxury lifestyle community that will be unique in Scotland’s northeast.

“Nicklaus Companies have a track record of creating stunning residential communities at their courses world-wide, and we are very proud to be bringing Europe’s first Nicklaus branded residential development to Scotland.

“With a limited number of plots available, we’re expecting considerable demand from interested buyers both locally and internationally. This will include both golf enthusiasts and those who want to enjoy life in a stunning natural setting.”