Tiger Woods and his TGR Design team are designing their first mountain course, for the private Marcella Club, close to the upcoming Mayflower Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah.
The 18-hole layout, the first of two planned for the club, will traverse valleys, groves of trees and ridgelines. The site lies on the Jordanelle Ridge, east of U.S Route 40.
“The course will provide a stern test for low handicap golfers, yet also present a fun, family friendly experience to allow individuals of all skill levels to come together and enjoy the course,” says a statement on the TGR Design website. It will have “unparalleled 360-degree views” and “will feature generous landing areas helping players to keep the ball in play while still challenging players with strategic choices and angles off the tee for the best opportunities to score. The greens will vary in size and contouring to reinforce the tee shot strategy, but with green surrounds mowed tight, players missing the green will be able to use their creativity to make interesting recoveries.”
“This location is uniquely beautiful and the course will offer engaging play for every ability,” said Woods in a recent Instagram post. “My intent is to create a world-class golf experience to pair with Marcella Club’s vision for modern luxury living.”
Marcella Club plans to only offer 500 memberships. “When you have Olson Kundig designing the lodge and you have Tiger Woods designing the golf course, it’s going to be a high-end clientele, people who want exclusivity and the ability to golf when they want to and ski when they want to,” said Thomas Wright, CEO of real estate agent Summit Sotherby, to local radio station KPCW. “What we’ve seen in some communities is that they’re a little crowded. It’s hard to get a tee time, it’s hard to get out and so exclusivity in this luxury golf development was really important.”
The club is planning for construction to begin later this year and the course to be completed by 2025.