History & Awards

Sycamore Hills Golf Club was founded in July of 1987.  The golf course was officially opened on July 2, 1989, when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Kelley played the inaugural round of golf.
     The former estate of a prominent Fort Wayne family served as a great foundation for what is becoming one of the finest golf clubs in the country.  Combining a great piece of property consisting of mature trees, gentle hills, and the Aboite River with the outstanding design ability of Jack Nicklaus has provided something that is truly a masterpiece.
   Sycamore Hills Golf Club has achieved a reputation for design and quality both locally and nationally.  We are the only nationally ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course in the state of Indiana. As one of the premiere private golf club facilities in the United States, we are very proud to be perennially ranked by Golf Digest as a Top 100 course. Along with our nationally recognized golf course our Golf Shop has been part of Golf World Business’ Top 100 Golf Shops 10 times. Also, our driving range and practice facilities are currently ranked in Golf Digest Index’s Top 75 Practice Facilities.
    In 2009 a new era of championship golf dawned at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.  The club hosted its first national championship -- the 8th USGA Women’s State Team Championship. The success of this national championship sparked increased interest in future USGA Championships. It also helped solidify a new championship relationship with the PGA of America.
  Sycamore Hills hosted the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Junior PGA Championship featuring the top boys and girls junior golfers in the country.
    The evolving legacy continued in 2013, when Sycamore Hills hosted the USGA Girls Junior Championship as well as the Inaugural Hotel Fitness Championship, a Web.Com Tour Finals event which is part of four playoff events that determines the 50 players who will receive PGA Tour cards and Championship. The club hosted the Hotel Fitness Championship finals event again in 2014 and 2015.  

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2016 Nicklaus Golf Course Renovation


Golf Course Honors

1993-2003, 2007-2011: Ranked in "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses," Golf Digest

1994-2001, 2011: Ranked in “America’s 100 Best Golf Shops,” Top 25 Private Clubs, Golf World

2009,2014: Ranked in "75 Top Practie Areas," Golf Digest

2016 - Top 5 Finalist in Golf Inc.'s Renovation of the Year Contest

Golf Championships

Web.com Tour Finals Hotel Fitness Championship

US Girls' Junior Championship

Junior PGA Championship

USGA Open and Amateur Qualifiers

Indiana State Amateur

Indiana State Senior Amateur

Jack Nicklaus Cup Matches

Indiana PGA Section Championship

PGA Professional National Championship Qualifier

Mid-West Collegiate Tournament

USGA Women's State Team Championship