Golf Course Architect Jim Fazio was commissioned in 1983 to design an 18 hole Par 72 course that would fit the “natural look” of the land with tall pine and oak trees abundant on the property. Because of this, Hawk's Nest is one of the few "green courses" left in Florida. Long-needled pines, live oaks and nature itself line the fairways. This, combined with the sand ridge which it was built on and forms the boundaries of the fairways, make this a golfers dream challenge. Long holes, none of them being exactly the same, and sand dunes along the fairways beckoning a player’s ball. Hawk’s Nest enjoys a reputation as one of the finest courses in the area.