When Hornets Owner Michael Jordan isn’t in Charlotte checking on his NBA team, you can probably find the NBA Hall of Famer on a golf course somewhere. So, what does a mega rich guy do when he get frustrated with the course he’s a member of? He builds his own, of course.
According to a report on Golf.com, Jordan is exploring the possibility of building his own ultra-exclusive course near Jupiter, Florida.
According to several sources with ties to Jordan, the basketball legend is exploring the possibility of building his own private club in Florida, an exclusive retreat with a tiny membership hand-picked by His Airness himself.
Sources say that Jordan’s course ambitions have been fueled in part by his dissatisfaction with goings-on at the Bear’s Club, the Jupiter club where MJ is a member and owns a lavish home.
Those sources say that Jordan has grown frustrated with pace of play at the club.
“Michael likes to play fast and he can’t stand it when people won’t let him through,” said a golf-industry insider who knows Jordan and who has spoken with several Bear’s Club’s members. “That happens enough out there that he’s gotten fed up.”
According to the same source, who requested anonymity, Jordan has secured the option on a plot of land in nearby Hobe Sound, just south of the luxe Medalist Golf Club, which counts Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler among its members.
Jordan’s vision, the source said, is to hire a top designer and invite a limited number of like-minded golf buffs to join the club.
“He’s going to keep it small, probably fewer than a hundred,” the source said. “Fellow athletes, buddies, and other people who come highly recommended.”
Must be nice.