Play Like a Pro, the Mickelson Private Golf Corporate Membership

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The Rim Golf Club nestled in Arizona’s spectacular Mogollon Rim country amid the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the nation.

There’s a reason why Phil Mickelson is, was, and forever will be one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. Throngs of fans follow Lefty — both in person and on television at the Major championships and worldwide tour events — and it’s been going on for over two decades.

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Phil Mickelson
Though supremely talented with a golf club in his hand, Phil has an everyman appeal to him that just draws people in. And now Jetset readers who love the competitiveness of a game of golf and the excitement and challenge of big business can gain incredible, ultra-exclusive entrance into one of the most elite clubs in the entire world: the brand new and exciting Mickelson Private Golf Corporate Membership.

It’s a fascinating concept and partnership that Phil and his long-time agent Steve Loy have created. It essentially allows private members to receive two-hundred golf certificates to play what amounts to be two-hundred rounds of golf on phenomenal courses that are part of this program. Since the game of golf is so integral to business – and golf courses have long been the launching pads for business ventures to be conceptualized, negotiated and finalized — this exclusive membership caters to corporations and executives, creating for them a golf membership unlike any other.

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Stone Canyon – Situated at the base of the picturesque Tortolita Mountains, Stone Canyon provides the most spectacular desert setting anywhere. The golf course itself encompasses 18 uniquely designed golf holes, with teeing options ranging from 5,100 yards to over 7,300 yards. Each hole has a minimum of 5 tee pads making the course enjoyable for the beginner golfer, yet challenging for the accomplished player. Stonecanyon.com

Currently there are five properties membership provides access to: Stone Canyon Club, The Rim Golf Club, Chaparral Pines Golf Club, McDowell Mountain Golf Club and Palm Valley Golf Club (with acquisitions of new clubs soon to be announced). The Rim and Chaparral Pines are located directly across from one another in Payson, Arizona. These are exquisite, scenic and impeccably maintained courses, right in the heart of one of the most picturesque parts of the country. The weather in the summer is ideal — a far cry from the scorching temperatures of Scottsdale and Phoenix — and the courses remain open year-round. Furthermore, the properties can accommodate weddings and other special events that membership allows access to, and they’re each within easy access to Sedona for VIPs flying in on private aircraft.

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The Golf Club at Chaparral Pines Chaparral Pines’ private championship golf course is an 18-hole, par-72 masterpiece. The golf course features a variety of challenging holes, beautifully manicured fairways and breathtaking views of the majestic landscape. Chaparralpines.com
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The Rim Golf Club – Nestled in Arizona’s spectacular Mogollon Rim country amid the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the nation, The Rim Golf Club is the ultimate golf experience in the south-western United States. Rimgolf.com

What the membership does is identify clubs that have incredible potential but may be broken in some way. The next step is the partners purchase those clubs, then infuse the properties with the necessary capital to improve the course and the operations, and in the process they turn the clubs around financially to where they are extremely successful. “We’re offering affordable accessibility to a number of courses, private and public,” Phil says. “We’re convinced this is a winning play to increase options for private club members and give public golfers a private club experience.”

“We’re convinced this is a winning play to increase options for private club members and give public golfers a private club experience.”

– Phil Mickelson

The genesis of the corporate membership program is in the desire the founders had of exposing their golf courses to the corporate golfers. It’s a very smart strategic play, because the executives that the group caters to are the high-end demographic that they strive to have playing on their courses. It’s a win-win situation, and the membership services touch all aspects of a corporate golfing experience, from client entertainment to employee rewards. Successful business relationships are created, developed and evolved on the golf course. This has been true for decades and that’s what this membership is tapping into, because clients who have a great experience on the corporate side are more inclined to convert their membership into a personal one.

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McDowell Mountain Golf Club – Known as one of the premier public golf courses in the Valley, this golf gem shines even brighter after undergoing a massive golf course enhancement and renovation in 2011. Built in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, this outstanding golf course now stretches to 7,072-yards and delivers a stunning golf experience. McDowellMountainGC.com

So how exclusive is membership in this club? A total of just fifty members will be accepted into the club for the twelve-month membership. That makes it quite possibly the most exclusive membership in golf, outside of the group of Masters champions, of which there are a total of forty-nine, including of course Phil Mickelson, who has won in Augusta three times. But members of this club have the advantage of being able to share the amazing experience with family, friends, clients and coworkers. (Unlike the winners of the green jacket who have that special sport coat specifically fitted only for them!)

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Palm Valley Golf Club – Palm Valley Golf Club has two distinct 18-hole layouts, superb conditions, and complete practice and dining facilities make it a true gem of the West Valley and a must play destination for those visiting the Phoenix area. Ranked four-star “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest. Palmvalleygolf.com

The bottom line is this, unlike Phil Mickelson, you probably will never get to play behind the ropes with the likes of McIlroy or Spieth, the crowd holding their breath as you putt for eagle. However, there is no reason that you cannot experience every other aspect of the game just like Lefty. Because membership into this exclusive club has some extrodinary, one-of-a-kind privileges that are the equivalent of hitting a hole in one on a world-class course… two-hundred times in one year.

Mickelson Private Golf Corporate Membership
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