Grupo Viveros, the parent company of the Viveros Resorts and residential developments, recently announced that Jack Nicklaus will create a par-72 Signature Golf Course as the centerpiece of the Pamana’s Isla Viveros, located in the Pacific Ocean just 45 miles from the Panamanian coast. The $300 million development features two hotel properties, private runway, spa, shopping and fine dining facilities, and a 300-slip yacht club and marina, along with 250 beachfront residential villas.
Nicklaus arrived in Panama—his first visit to the country in a playing and course-designing career that has taken him to all corners of the globe—and then spent close to four hours on site at Viveros with his design team.
“The site has a lot of wonderful natural features,” says Nicklaus. “There are elevation changes up to 65 meters, lush vegetation, and with 35 kilometers of coastline, we have the opportunity for some spectacular oceanfront golf.”