Michael Jordan plans own private course

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• Michael Jordan puts forward plans for private course
• The 53-year-old is worth an estimated $1.14 billion
• It's believed the course would cost up to $20m to build

MICHAEL JORDAN

Basketball legend and golf fanatic Michael Jordan could soon have his very own private golf course.


The 53-year-old billionaire, one of the most recognisable icons in sporting history after winning six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, is moving forward with plans for an ultra-exclusive private club in south-east Florida.
"It'll be a very unique golf course unlike none other" - Morris Crady

According to a Treasure Coast Newspapers report, Jordan – who is worth an estimated $1.14 billion – would be the principal owner, while he has another 25 investors stumping up $1m apiece for the project.

It’s believed it will cost $15m-$20m to build the course, which will be built on 227 acres in Hobe Sound near Jupiter, where the likes of Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas live.

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Early indications are that the exclusive golf club would be open to just 180 members, according to a project description submitted to the county by the developer's representative, Lucido & Associates.

The plan is for ‘a very unique golf course in Martin County unlike none other’, Morris Crady, of Lucido & Associates, told Martin County staff at a meeting Thursday. Local authorities will vote on the proposed golf course at some point in the future.

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Michael Jordan’s obsession with golf goes back a long way, and he is often spotted at the Bears Club in Florida having fun with friends – of which four-time Ryder Cup winner Luke Donald is one of them.

He once got married on a golf course and regularly plays in celebrity events and charity tournaments, while he has also been a vice-captain for the US Ryder Cup team.


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