Concession Golf Club Opens New Par-3 Nine-Hole Course

Concession Golf Club, regarded as one of the most challenging golf courses in Florida, offers a 520-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, is opening Nov. 1 a nine-hole Par-3 called the "Gimme" course.

SARASOTA, Fla. – A new Par-3, nine-hole short course and one-acre putting course, created by the Nicklaus Design team, is scheduled to open Nov. 1 at The Concession Golf Club.

“We have created a Par-3 course equal in its quality and visual impact to The Concession’s championship course and complements its challenging nature with a family-friendly design that caters to beginners, juniors, seniors, and die-hard golfers alike,” said Chris Cochran, Senior Designer with Nicklaus Design. “It has been a great experience getting to work with old friends, Bruce Cassidy Sr. (President), Terry Kennelly (Superintendent), and Jerame Miller (Shaper) on this long-awaited project. I think that the membership is going to be delighted with the result of this fun new golf amenity for the club.”

The highly anticipated course has been given its own name and identity, The Gimme, to distinguish it from the championship course, which gets its name from that famous moment of sportsmanship at the 1969 Ryder Cup between the U.S. team’s Jack Nicklaus and Great Britain’s Tony Jacklin. The “Gimme” refers to the putt that Nicklaus conceded to Jacklin, resulting in the first Ryder Cup tie.

The “Gimme’’ will have signature markings on each of its flagsticks to signify that “gimme” distance.

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