Posted on Monday 6 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A top-end multi-million pound luxury golf course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus could be coming to Northern Ireland, Ulster Business can reveal.

It’s understood that the 18-time major winner has written personally to Belfast City Council about a proposal to build a course at the Giant’s Park site in the North Foreshore area.

The section, which could become one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious courses, is a 200-acre chunk of land.

The site is currently owned by Belfast City Council. Plans were initially launched for the area’s redevelopment three years ago.

As one of golf’s greatest players, 78-year-old Jack Nicklaus has had more than 110 career wins, including six victories at the Masters at Augusta, three Open wins, three in the PGA Championship and took the trophy at the US Open on four occasions.

He’s designed more than 300 top courses across the globe, including several elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.

That includes Killeen Castle in Co Meath, and Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, which has played host to the Irish Open

Earlier this year, Belfast City Council’s director of property and projects Gerry Millar, unveiled that four proposals had been made for the 200-acre plot.

But the details of the proposed schemes have not yet been revealed.

A spokeswoman for Belfast City Council said: “We are considering a number of development proposals in relation to Giant’s Park and information relating to them remains confidential.”

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