Mickelson’s firm to design and build new Canadian course


Mickelson’s firm to design and build new Canadian course
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Phil Mickelson’s firm is to design and build a new course at a family community in Canada.

Windmill Golf Group has partnered with Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) to develop the course at the Harmony community, located in Springbank, Alberta.

Construction of Mickelson’s first design in the country will begin this autumn and will take place alongside the building of the Harmony community, which is 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,” said 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.”

PMD’s first design was at Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the firm has recently completed projects in Kunming and Shanghai, China, and is planning a renovation of Torrey Pines North course in San Diego, US.

Once completed, Harmony will incorporate 3,500 homes and a 138-acre employment campus.

“Having Phil involved in the golf course at Harmony is very exciting – his expertise will perfectly supplement Qualico Communities’ and Bordeaux Developments’ years of experience developing and bringing communities to life,” said Karin Finley, vice president of Qualico Communities.