Michael Jordan planning on buying, building Florida golf course
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Michael Jordan planning on buying, building Florida golf course


Michael Jordan reportedly wants to build his own golf course and country club, and His Airness has eyes on the land he wants to use in Florida to make it happen.

Jordan would be one of some 25 investors, putting up $1 million or so each, to construct a new course in Hobe Sound on a currently vacant 225-acre parcel of land, according to the Treasure Coast Palm. The land was once a citrus farm. The Grove Golf Club LLC would develop the course, which would cost anywhere from $15 million to $20 million, not including the cost to acquire the property.

The good news for Jordan, other investors and the developer is that the land has no wetlands or other areas requiring preservation. In other words, it's a blank canvas for whoever would be the architect. The concept behind the development would be end-to-end vision of the golf course from anywhere on the property -- a links-inspired look that has become popular in American modern design.

The resulting club would be somewhat similar in size to Liberty National in New Jersey, with less than 200 people having membership. The plans submitted to Martin County officials calls for a modest clubhouse.

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