Phil shares plans for practice facility with ASU Women’s coach Missy Farr-Kaye and ASU Athletic Dept. representative Rocky Harris.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (Feb. 15, 2017) – Phil Mickelson Design has been selected to develop a new practice facility for the university on land set aside at nearby Papago Golf Course, a public facility owned by the city of Phoenix that ASU is helping to revitalize.
“This is going to be the best practice facility in the nation,” said Mickelson, a 1992 graduate of Arizona State and three-time NCAA individual champion. “Our design goal is to provide the foundation for the collegiate player to improve in every area of his or her game.”
Mickelson has designed four courses, including the first course at Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, as well as a short-game area at La Jolla Country Club in San Diego. Scottsdale-based Phil Mickelson Design has completed two courses in China and construction is underway on Mickelson National in Alberta, Canada. Also in the design phase is the Greenbrier Course at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
Set on 19 acres against the backdrop of the Papago Park buttes, the facility will include a 7,000-foot building dedicated solely to the Men’s and Women’s golf teams. The project design provides separate practice area for the public golf and the adjacent ASU teams. Within the ASU area is a full-length driving range with multiple target greens, and an innovative five-acre short game area.
Construction on the eight-acre ASU-dedicated section is scheduled to begin in May and grassing by August 1 with the goal of opening on December 1.
“These young players are going to be able to develop a world-class short game,” said Mickelson. “This facility will create the platform to make Arizona State the best in the country.”