Some of the world’s most prolific golf course designers may soon be considered contemporaries of the best basketball players to ever lace them up. That’s because on Thursday, a team of his advisors presented plans to a Martin County, Florida workshop that laid out preliminary details for an uber exclusive golf club.
“It’s going to be Michael’s joint,” a source told TCPalm.com. “Twenty-five other guys are putting up $1 million, but he’s the one who makes the rules. It will be celebrity laden.”
Two other unnamed sources have confirmed that Jordan is involved in the proposed course. The unnamed sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to release details. Jordan’s club would have a decided feel of The Medalist, also in Hobe Sound, where Jordan was a member as well at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, where he lives.
It’s been known for several years that Jordan wanted to build his own club. There were stories he was upset with the speed-of-play issues at The Bear’s Club, but he said that wasn’t the case. If it was, he points out, he wouldn’t have bought a mansion at Jack Nicklaus’ private enclave.
But Jordan wants to do what he wants to do on a golf course — which is smoke cigars, play loud music, have seven guys in a group and wear whatever he wants (he was once asked to leave a course in Miami because he was wearing cargo shorts) — and he can’t do that anywhere.