Mickelson to redesign Bali course that will re-open under Trump name

MNC Land, one of Indonesia’s largest property developers, has hired  Phil Mickelson to redesign its 18-hole championship course in Tabanan, Bali, withplans to re-launch the property as Trump International Golf Club when it re-opens.

Mickelson will work directly with The Trump Organization to re-design the Nirwana Golf Course, which sits on 60 hectares right along the Indian Ocean.

Named as one of the top 100 courses in the world, Nirwana Golf Course is one of the most picturesque courses ever built, famed for its panoramic ocean views and Balinese landscapes.

Mickelson will preserve the existing rice terraces and historic temples that are located throughout the property.

“Our vision is to create the leading luxury golf resort in Asia,” said Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Chairman and CEO of MNC Group. “Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest players of all time, and his design firm has been credited with elevating, enhancing and maximizing the value of world-class luxury destinations around the globe. We are thrilled that he will join MNC and the Trump Organization in creating an extraordinary niche community that will redefine the standard for excellence in Bali.”

Since turning professional in 1992, Mickelson has won forty-two PGA TOUR titles, fifth-best-all time including his five major championships, and has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Mickelson has designed Whisper Rock Golf Club, The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, Mickelson Shanghai International and several others.

“Phil Mickelson’s track record as a professional golfer speaks for itself and we are thrilled to have his vision and talent for our latest development in such a beautiful location,” said Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization. “We have a fantastic relationship with the entire Mickelson Team and together with MNC Land will create one of the finest courses anywhere in the region and beyond.”

Owned by MNC Land, the golf course is part of the Bali Nirwana Resort, which is set to close on July 31st 2017. The resort will undergo a complete transformation, and will re-open as a world-class, 6-star resort and destination beach club operated by the Trump Organization. The property, which boasts 360 degree vistas of the majestic Indian Ocean, will also offer an exclusive collection of luxury villas and mansions, as well as high-end resort condominiums. This will be the Trump Organization’s 19th golf property in the world and marks the fourth world-class course in Asia.


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