Calgary – Windmill Golf Group has announced 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.”
The gently rolling foothills are being transformed, with shaping reflective of the mountains, water features and sensational landscaping to accentuate the golf course design. The goal is to open the course for play in fall of 2017.
“I’m thrilled that we’ve begun work on a project we’re confident will be one of the outstanding courses in Canada,” said Mickelson. “The land and setting give us a great opportunity to create a versatile course that will both challenge the world’s best players and be great fun for amateurs of all levels.”
Mickelson’s first design was Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, Az. PMD has completed successful projects in Kunming and Shanghai, China.
“At Mickelson National Golf Club,” said Ehlert, “our goal is to set new standards in providing a vibrant and exciting golfing experience – we’re investing in creating Canada’s flagship club.”
Harmony Developments Inc., Birol Fisekci said, “When you’re talking about a place as special as Rocky View County, you really do need to build projects that do it justice. Having a golf facility of such a high caliber, built by the best and that will attract and potentially create the game’s top players, only makes sense in Harmony and Springbank.”