September 16, 2014 4:53 pm
Updated: September 16, 2014 6:44 pm

Phil Mickelson designing pro golf course near Calgary

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CALGARY- A legendary golfer has his sights set on Calgary, with plans to design a championship course just northwest of the city.

Phil Mickelson will be overseeing the Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada, which will be located near the Springbank Airport in a new community called Harmony.

It’s hoped the course will one day host PGA events.

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“It’s likely that we’ll have a golf tournament here, the Canadian Open I hope being the first in 2020 or shortly thereafter,” explains Steve Loy, president of Phil Mickelson Design. “The Shaw Charity Classic and the group of people that have been behind that have done an incredible job and certainly raised the profile for golf in Calgary.”

He adds that the city is in need of a high-profile course.

“This is the most thriving economic and developing city in Canada. You look at the economics and the people in this community, it’s desiring a five star property.”

The course will feature a short par four and a 260-yard par three. It’s scheduled to open in fall 2017.

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