Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout and 15-time main champion Tiger Woods are teaming as much as construct a brand new non-public golf membership in southern New Jersey, the pair introduced Monday.
Trout Nationwide-The Reserve will function an 18-hole course that will probably be designed by Woods and his agency, TGR Design. The membership will probably be inbuilt Trout’s birthplace of Vineland, New Jersey, which is about 40 miles south of Philadelphia. Development is scheduled to start this yr. They hope the membership will probably be open to members in 2025.
The membership may even embrace a apply vary, short-game space, clubhouse, lodging and a marriage chapel, in line with a information launch.
Trout grew up in Millville, New Jersey, about 7 miles from the placement of the course. He and his spouse, Jessica, nonetheless stay within the space, as do his mother and father, siblings and in-laws.
“I might put down roots anyplace within the nation, however Jessica and I make south Jersey our low season residence and at all times cherish the time we get to spend there,” Trout mentioned in a information launch. “I like south Jersey and I like golf, so creating Trout Nationwide-The Reserve is a dream come true. After which so as to add to that we’ll have a golf course designed by Tiger? It is simply unimaginable to suppose that this undertaking has grown to the place we’ll be working with somebody many contemplate the best and most influential golfer of all time.”
Native businesspeople John and Lorie Ruga are additionally companions within the undertaking.
“I’ve at all times loved watching Mike on the diamond so when the chance arose to work with him on Trout Nationwide-The Reserve, I could not go it up,” Woods mentioned in an announcement. “It is an important web site for golf and our group’s trying ahead to making a particular course for Mike, Jessica, John and Lorie.”
The golf course will probably be constructed on the placement of a former silica sand mine, in line with the discharge.
Trout is not the primary superstar to personal his personal golf course. NBA legend Michael Jordan owns The Grove XXIII in Hobe Sound, Florida; actor/director Clint Eastwood constructed and owns Tehama Golf Membership in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; and nation music legend George Strait beforehand had a stake in Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas. Pop star Justin Timberlake additionally owned and bought Mirimichi in Millington, Tennessee, a course he performed as a toddler.