Message from the Committee about the restoration of the Nicklaus Course

Dear Invitational Competitors and Friends,

The committee thanks you for your support over the years. We are proud and grateful for the quality of field our competition has attracted. We are dedicated to showcasing our Club by providing our competitors with a wonderful test of golf, and overall tournament experience.

With that, we are excited to announce that, beginning May 1, 2023, Chris Cochran from Nicklaus Design and Cole Sanders from Sanders Golf will be executing a complete restoration and modernization of our Nicklaus Signature Course. We are excited about this project and expect completion in October of 2023. This project comes with the bittersweet announcement that we cannot host the Carlton Woods Invitational in 2023.

To excite you for the 2024 CWI, the project includes new greens from the cavity up utilizing USGA specification method and Tiff Eagle surfaces. Tee boxes will be laser leveled, many enlarged and a few added. Bunkers will be renovated with new lining, drainage, and Pro Angle sand, strategic bunkers will be enlarged, and a few will be added. The course will get a new direct wire irrigation system, and additional drainage will be added throughout the course. A process called fraze mowing will occur inside the tree lines leaving the original strain of Bermuda but establishing a new canopy. The end result will be a recognizable course leaving our years of memories intact while subtlety making the design even stronger.

We look forward to hosting the CWI in 2024 on our traditional date and hope to see all of you then!

Best wishes for 2023, and Play well!

The Carlton Woods Invitational Committee