Mickelson National – The Par 3 Grotto

Par 3 holes can often be the most memorable and exciting holes on a golf course. Sometimes based on land that is awkward, a ravine or wrinkle in the land. Sometimes architects use par 3s as connectors to get to other areas. You hope each par 3 is different and has character enough to leave a golfer with an impression forever. Mickelson National has a very unique area where there are 3 par 3’s which all touch each other, all going in different directions, distances and feels. I affectionately call it the Par 3 Grotto.

The first of the trio is #3. Inspired by a moon scape, waste bunkers and fescue will handcuff your senses. Heading east you will see a snowman shaped green tucked in a small amphitheatre. The back tees are around 185 yards, typically down fan. There is a bail out area just left of the green but from the back tee only quality shots are the order of the day. From the forward tees, around 110 yards, it will be possible to putt it, you can run it up on to the green, no carry distance required. #3 gives you a real taste of the psychological and visual obstacles that Mickelson National will present. Make sure your sand game has some teeth, great white type teeth.

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Brewster’s Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course – Strategic Management Agreement

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Windmill Golf Group and Brewster’s Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course Announce Strategic Management Agreement

Calgary, AB (March 7th, 2016) Windmill Golf Group and Brewster’s Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course are pleased to announce a strategic management agreement. This partnership brings together both companies’ strengths in the golf business, which allows both parties to grow and offer expanded facilities to their customers.

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Radium Golf Group Strategic Management Agreement

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Windmill Golf Group and Radium Golf Group Announce Strategic Management Agreement

Calgary, AB (Feb. 26th, 2016) Windmill Golf Group and Radium Golf Group announced today a strategic management agreement. This partnership brings together both companies’ strengths in the golf business which will allow both parties to grow and offer expanded facilities to their customers.

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Windmill Golf Group and Wildstone Golf Course Announce Strategic Management Agreement

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(Oct. 22nd, 2015) Windmill Golf Group and Wildstone Golf Course announced today a strategic management agreement. This partnership brings together both companies’ strengths in the golf business which will allow both parties to grow and offer expanded facilities to their customers.

Allard Ockeloen, CEO, Storm Mountain (Wildstone) Development Corp. commented, “The Wildstone Golf Course management and ownership are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Windmill Golf Group. Linking Wildstone with the expertise, energy and credibility of the Windmill Golf Group will assist in the long term growth of our destination golf course business.”

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Phil Mickelson & Co. aiming to bring Canadian Open to Calgary – Calgary Sun

A test for the pros but playable for the Joes …

Everybody expected Phil Mickelson to say that part.

What’s most exciting for folks in Calgary is that the superstar course designer isn’t just thinking about the hacks and heroes as he maps out the holes at Mickelson National Golf Club — he’s thinking of the fans, too.

“The details of this project are ultimately what will make it special and make it unique,” Mickelson said Thursday, meeting the media to chat about his project in the Springbank area. “We were given a blank canvas, and as long as we put in the thought and the effort to come at it from all different angles, I think we’re going to create something that will be enjoyable for the average guy to play, challenging for the tour player and, in addition to that, an enjoyable experience for the spectators that come out and watch …

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Johnson: Lefty envisions Mickelson National as a PGA Tour track and one all can enjoy – Calgary Herald

Way back then, he could stroll around this town, any town you can name for that matter, without being gawked at or pestered.

Certainly without having to face the mini-mob toting voice recorders and pointing cameras that awaited him Thursday morning at the Hamptons.

“I was 14 or 15 and played the Junior Americas Cup,” Phil Mickelson was reminiscing. “It was a little junior event where four people from San Diego and other parts of the western United States would either go down to Mexico or up to Canada to play.

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Phil Mickelson envisions family first at his Calgary golf club – Calgary Sun

Minutes late to a news conference unveiling their vision for Mickelson National, Phil Mickelson and course owner Barry Ehlert arrived with smiles and an explanation.

“We got pulled over by the police,” said Ehlert with a laugh, coming clean on the fact he couldn’t produce his insurance or registration papers while en route to The Hamptons Golf Club.

“I said to the officer, ‘Listen, I don’t know if you know who Phil Mickelson is, but we are on our way to a press conference.”

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Demand for membership at the Phil Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada in the Harmony residential area is high despite the province’s rocky economy, say the project’s developers.

Barry Ehlert, managing partner with the Windmill Golf Group, which has partnered with the PGA star to design and build the course, said it’s sold dozens of memberships for the Rocky View County course, which is expected to be completed either in 2017 or 2018.

“Given the economic uncertainty in Calgary right now probably the No. 1 reason why we’re able to succeed in a market that’s a little bit more uncertain is our business model,” Ehlert told the Herald.

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Phil Mickelson in Calgary to Visit His New Golf Course Design

Calgary, AB (September 1st, 2015) –World Golf Hall of Fame member, Mickelson, is set to visit Calgary and the site of his first Canadian golf course design project, Mickelson National Golf Club. The course is the centerpiece of the spectacular planned community of Harmony, located in beautiful Rocky View County.

Mickelson will discuss the project in a press conference Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 am MST at The Hamptons Golf Club, 69 Hamptons Dr., NW, Calgary.

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Big Dreams Taking Shape at Mickelson National

At first glance is a wide expanse of nothingness. Lots of sand, plenty of trucks lumbering over wide, well-worn tracks, while other equipment toils in obscurity.

But when you look more closely some elements start to take shape. Yes, there’s a fairway cut above what surely will become a pond. There are some bunkers on the left and a smaller piece of equipment being used to shape an area that appears to be the green.

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Phil Mickelson Design begins work in Calgary

Windmill Golf Group Begins Construction on Mickelson National Golf Club

Calgary, AB (June 9, 2015) – Windmill Golf Group is proud to announce that construction has begun on its newest championship golf course, Mickelson National Golf Club, just west of Calgary in beautiful Rocky View County at the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Barry Ehlert, Managing Partner of Windmill Golf Group, is developing Mickelson National Golf Club as a centerpiece of Harmony, a 1,750-acre community built by partners Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments.

“This announcement has been seven years in the making” said Ehlert “It’s a dream come true and to have Phil Mickelson and his team involved makes that wait absolutely worthwhile”

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Golfer Phil Mickelson designs new course in Springbank

A hall of fame golfer is bringing his course designing skills to Canada for the first time, and close to Calgary. Brendan Parker explains.

Source: Global News