The modern development of the Castle Pines area, consisting of Castle Pines Village and Castle Pines North, began with a vision from famed developer Jack Vickers. In the late 1960’s Mr. Vickers came upon the Castle Pines valley and dreamed of building a golf course in the valley because of the towering pine trees and incredible mountain views. After amassing enough property for the links, he asked Jack Nicklaus to design the golf course. The opening of Castle Pines Golf Club in 1981 signaled the start of development in the Castle Pines area. By the end of 2007, 95% of the Castle Pines area had been built.