The plan right now is to keep working on the new Mickelson National until mid-November, but who knows if we might be able to go even longer. One that is certain is the interest level that continues to grow in the project.
We had 183 people sign up for recent tours and we’ve taken hundreds and hundreds on site tours. We get a great cross-section of people.
Some are perspective members, so we give them the literature, some are perspective home owners, some members from other clubs or just people who have heard about it and want to see what’s happening for themselves. It’s great to talk with them and give them an update on everything that’s happening.
It’s quite exciting really. I travel a lot and I can be away from the site for awhile and you go back a week or two later and so much has changed. It’s amazing really how much work has been done, even in the past two or three months.
They just finished a water feature behind the 18th green, They were shaping a couple of the other holes and the last time I was there, 17 of the 18 holes were pretty much shaped. They’ve got the drainage in and irrigation is close to completion.
We’re going to be seeding May 1, so it really is starting to come together.
Years ago, I go to visit a lot of construction sites with my friend Al Chud and just to see a golf course in the construction phase is very exciting to watch as it comes together.
We’re going into our final full year of construction and the feeling I used to get while visiting sites with Al continues to grow with what’s happening at Mickelson National.