First Phil Mickelson Design Golf Course in Canada to be built in Alberta
September 16, 2014
by Harmony Developments
Harmony Developments announced today that PGA superstar Phil Mickelson and his company, Phil Mickelson Design (PMD), have partnered with the Windmill Golf Group to design and build the Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada in Harmony, a world-class community in Springbank, Alberta.
This signature course, Mickelson's first in Canada, will offer fun and challenging golf experiences for golfers of every level, and will host the world's top players at marquis PGA events upon completion. Construction on the first 18 holes will begin in fall, 2014 in tandem with Harmony, which is being developed in partnership by Bordeaux Developments, Qualico Communities and the original landowners, the Copithorne family.
"We are thrilled to have Phil working with the Windmill team to develop Harmony's golf course," says Birol Fisekci, President and CEO of Bordeaux Developments. "He spent a lot of time understanding the guiding principles of Harmony. His vision for the golf course aligned perfectly with our plans for the community and we share a mutual passion for bringing it all to life."
Barry Ehlert, Managing Partner of Windmill, said the site's gently rolling foothills will be transformed, with shaping reflective of the mountains, water features and sensational landscaping to accentuate the golf course design. The course will complement the fabric of a family-oriented community and honour the legacy of the Copithorne family, which settled the land more than a century ago.
Harmony is a 1,700 – acre complete community set in picturesque Springbank, Alberta that will incorporate 3,500 homes, one of the largest recreational lakes in the Calgary area, and 138 acre employment campus. Harmony will be centred around a village core that will provide local boutique retail opportunities and community gathering spaces for its residents and neighbours. Project construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014 with showhomes scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.
Mickelson's first design was Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, Az. PMD recently completed successful projects in Kunming and Shanghai, China, and has ambitious plans for the renovation of Torrey Pines North in San Diego.
About Qualico Communities
Qualico started in 1950 as a small home building operation in Winnipeg's River Heights district. Today, Qualico is one of the largest fully integrated, privately owned real estate companies in Western Canada, with home building and development operations in cities including Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Vancouver and Austin, Texas.
About Bordeaux Developments
Bordeaux Developments Corporation (BDC) is a Calgary-based boutique land developer that manages and partners in land development and housing projects and joint ventures. Bordeaux Properties Inc. owns BDC and home builder Baywest Homes Ltd.