Formerly with Nicklaus Design, Rick Jacobson formed his own design business in the 1990s and has been reasonably successful in recent years attracting work in busy markets like China. The success of his Moon Course at Lion Lake near Guangzhou has done wonders for his business there, but we were concerned by the disparate standard of design employed on the as-yet unfinished Moonlight Course next door. Clearly Jacobson wanted the second course at Lion Lake to be different to the first, but he appears to have opted for something completely charmless as a contrast. The first course is terrific.
For certain projects Rick Jacobson may be a sensible appointment as course designer. For an independent appraisal of his work or for general design advice please contact Global Golf Group.