Sycamore Hills Golf Club was founded in July 1987. The golf course officially opened on July 2, 1989. 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 featuring mature trees, gentle hills and the Aboite River with the outstanding design ability of Jack Nicklaus has provided something that is truly a masterpiece.
"In my opinion, Sycamore Hills is one of the finest sites we've ever had the opportunity on which to design a golf course. I know Jim Kelley says that I tell all the owners that, but Sycamore Hills truly is a very, very fine site. It has gorgeous trees, great movement of property, and it had some existing lakes that really functioned quite well. The site had a little river moving though the property which really afforded a lot of opportunities to create different shots. We had the opportunity to create a very diverse set of holes for Sycamore Hills, and the course should be considered as one of the finest golf courses in the United States, as time goes on."