After over a decade of thoughtful planning, Harmony has become the most holistically planned community our province has seen so far. Now, one of the greatest names in golf has joined the team by choosing Harmony as the home of Mickelson National Golf Club.
In the fall of 2014, PGA superstar Phil Mickelson and his company Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) announced they had partnered with Windmill Golf Group to design and build Mickelson’s first course in Canada, a signature course in Mickelson’s selective roster. The local, family-owned, Windmill Golf Group has been working with Harmony over the years to create a golf facility that would perfectly compliment the fabric of a family-oriented community and honour the legacy of the Copithorne family which settled this land generations ago.
As a course that will truly be second-to-none, it is a natural match for Harmony and for Alberta, says Birol Fisekci of Harmony Developments Inc. “We are thrilled to have Phil working with the Windmill team to develop Harmony’s golf course. He spent a lot of time understanding the guiding principles of Harmony (and his) vision for the course aligned perfectly with our plans for the community – we share a mutual passion for bringing it all to life.”
Since announcing this landmark partnership, the teams have worked together to design some of the most interesting holes and features seen in years to fit, and sometimes transform, this already stunning location. Striking elevations, long water features and abundant natural greenery will be found throughout the course, making the golfing experience here as breathtaking as it is challenging.
While golfers of every level will enjoy the opportunity to better their game at Mickelson National, the course will be geared toward an elite golf experience. In fact, the club is set to host the world’s top players at marquis PGA events upon completion, up to and including the Canadian Open.
With final designs being confirmed now, shaping of the golf course lands is already underway. Mickelson National’s first 18 holes are being built in tandem with Harmony’s first phase of homes and the course should be ready for play in 2017.