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Jack Nicklaus' The Bear's Club being sued over wetlands

February 10, 2016

The Department of Justice has filed suit against The Bear's Club, Jack Nicklaus' private golf club in Jupiter, Fla., reports the Sun Sentinel. The suit concerns wetlands near the 15th hole that were filled in to make changes to the golf course.

According to the Sun Sentinel, The Bear's Club has filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming it had permission from the state to make the changes. The report also says the club paid $140,000 as compensation.

"These are two minor alterations to the golf course," said Eugene Sterns, attorney for The Bear's Club. "The federal government should have better things to do than fool around with this nonsense."

We'll have to wait to see how this dispute turns out. The Bear's Club was established in 2000 and includes Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Keegan Bradley and Luke Donald in addition to its 18-time major champ founder.