Mickelson Chosen to Design Trump Golf Course in Bali

While most of the attention on Thursday was given to the new job of his former caddy, Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay, Phil Mickelson too will be adding something new to his resume.

 
It was announced that the 47-year-old, five-time major champion, was chosen to renovate a course on the Indonesian island of Bali. It is the crown jewel of the Bali Nirwana Resort, which is located along the Indian Ocean.

According to reports, the course will be shut down on July 31, and re-introduced as “Trump International Golf Club.”


Bullets

  • Art of the Deal: A tropical resort course in Bali has reached a design deal with international golf celebrity Phil Mickelson. The course is owned owned by MNC Land, and will be operated by one of the few bigger names in the industry, Trump Golf, the golf property management company founded by business mogul, and current U.S. President, Donald Trump.
  • Shark Original: Mickelson will not be starting from scratch, as this is a re-design deal. The course, Bali Nirwana Golf Club, was originally designed in 1997 by another famous golfer, Australia’s Greg Norman.
  • Transformational: Bali Nirwana will shut down at the end of this month, July 31, with Mickelson renovating what is being called “a complete transformation.”
  • Phil’s Design: This will not be Mickelson’s first job as an architect, as he has designed golf courses in Arizona (Whisper Rock), Canada (Mickelson National Golf Club), and China (Mickelson Shanghai International).
  • Trump Branded: Bali Nirwana will re-open as “Trump International Golf Club,” the 19th Club under the Trump Golf umbrella.

Quotable

“I’ve been fortunate to work on some great projects, but to contribute to what will be a six-star property is a rare and fabulous opportunity. The site is breathtaking and we will create a golf experience that presents both exciting options for players on the course and memories for a lifetime.”
Phil Mickelson


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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