A new Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy will be inaugurated in the region, at the Nicklaus-designed Nayar Golf Course in Riviera Nayarit, in late June of 2012. The Nicklaus Academy in Riviera Nayarit will be the Nicklaus group's third such facility in Mexico and fifteenth in the world. The facility promises to be one of the most complete golf instruction and training facilities, worldwide, combining the latest technology with the playing philosophy of one of golf's greatest, Jack Nicklaus.

The facility's Director of Instruction is Bruce Summerhays, Jr., a PGA professional from Utah whose father Bruce played on the PGA and Senior PGA tours. “I am very proud to be part of the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at the Nayar Golf Course, and the opportunity it presents for all golfers and soon-to-be golfers in Mexico,” says Summerhays Jr. “The Academy is about learning to play fundamentally sound golf and also to provide a fun atmosphere to enjoy the great game of golf.”

Nayar Golf Course is one of the three Nicklaus Design golf courses in Riviera Nayarit. It is located on the Grupo Vidanta of Mayan Island property in Nuevo Vallarta, between the Pacific Ocean and the Ameca River. Originally opened in 2001, this original Jim Lipe design has been recently renovated by the world-renowned Nicklaus Design firm; featuring a par 70 and is 6,800 yards of challenging play with impressive views of the Ameca River and the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains. The new golf experience includes seven magnificent lakes and 48 bunkers protecting fairways and greens that fit all level of players, windy conditions are always a factor.

Source: Riviera Nayarit