Jack Nicklaus hits a shot at La Paloma Country Club in 1985. Bruce McClelland / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Bruce McClelland / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Construction of a resort hotel with Nicklaus’ signature on the 27-hole golf course was at the hub of a 1980s golf boom that included the construction of Ventana Canyon Golf Club, Fred Enke Golf Club, Starr Pass Golf Club and El Conquistador Golf Club. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.