Tiger is back, but in the meantime he draws! A few hours ago the announcement of Tiger Woods’ umpteenth return to competitions. He communicated it himself through his twitter account, underlining the fact that it is a real tournament.
Any reference to other tours (LIV) or people (Greg Norman) is purely coincidental. The golf world is happy to see him again, and if he says he’s ready, I think he is. To make sure, all that remains is to make yourself comfortable next Thursday evening and enjoy the Genesis Invitational from the Riviera Country Club.
In the meantime, however, Tiger, despite the tons of hours spent in his rehabilitation, continues to amaze us with new golf course proposals. Tiger Woods course design firm TGR has announced its latest project, an 18-hole course dubbed the Marcella Club, to be built on a new alpine ski resort in Park City, Utah.
It would mark Tiger’s fourth original 18-hole design and his first mountain course.
An early rendering indicates that the par-72 layout will measure over 7300m. from back tees, including a par 5 (the 10) that could be stretched to over 640m.
and a par 3 (the 15) which aims at 267 meters.. Each par 5 would measure more than 540m. Naturally, Park City is more than 2,000m away. above sea level, so the ball’s range gain will somewhat bridge those values. There are also some par 4s of less than 365m.
from the championship tees, plus a par 3 with a maximum length of 135 meters.
Tiger Woods, statements
“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Marcella Club to design and create a new championship course just outside of Park City,” Tiger said in a press release.
“Utah is an incredible place, with year-round favorable weather that offers the opportunity to be active outdoors during all four seasons: golf, skiing, biking, hiking and fishing – the list goes on and on. ‘infinite.
I am thrilled to design the course in such a special place – it is stunningly beautiful and will offer engaging play for every ability. The course will be part of a 36-hole course that will be shared between Marcella Mountain and Marcella at Jordanelle Ridge with private homes available for purchase.
Ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley, former site of the Winter Olympics, will be available from the development. The company says this will be North America’s first world-class alpine village to be developed since 1981. The construction of the Marcella Club is expected to start in the summer of 2024.
The designer of the second 18-hole course will be announced at a later date. Tiger’s previous 18-hole courses include Bluejack National, ranked 124th in Golf Digest’s Second 100 Greatest, Payne’s Valley, ranked Golf Digest’s Best New Public Course in 2021, and Cardonal at Diamante, Mexico.
His design team also opened nine-hole par three courses at The Hay at Pebble Beach, The Playground at Jack’s Bay in the Bahamas, and at Diamante.
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