To the casual observer the Grove XXIII may seem like just another ordinary golf club in Hobe Sound, Florida, but nothing could be further from the truth. Because this is Michael Jordan’s golf club, and he doesn’t do ordinary. This course is the crème de la crème and leading the way with 21st century technology. If you find yourself lucky enough to be on one of the eighteen holes and fancy a nibble or a tipple, your refreshments will be brought to you via drone. Yep, drone. Taking the 19th hole to a whole new level.
Named the XXIII after Michael Jordan’s famous number 23 jersey he wore for the Chicago Bulls, the Grove has fewer than 100 members, each one carefully selected and personally invited to join.
The Grove XXIII’s incredible clubhouse has more than 15,000 square feet of locker room space for you to store your things but more impressively, it has room for lounging, dining areas and a pro shop. Everything is here to satisfy your golfing needs.
And - get this - it has been brilliantly designed to reflect ‘the precise motion of a golf swing’, with smooth curves favoured instead of sharp edges, while a cantilever slab faces towards the course, in a nod to Air Jordan’s endless hang time.
The big names have left some pretty hot reviews too. “The course was unbelievable,” NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin told USA Today. “There’s only 75 members. Hopefully to be 76 here in the next few weeks, so it was really an honour to be invited and be a member at such an exclusive place. It’s really new, just a few months old. It’s going to be fun to do for the next 20 to 30 years, as long as I’m able to play.”
Former tennis singles world number one Caroline Wozniacki shared her excitement at the drone delivery system on social media. Beers being delivered by drones on Michael Jordan’s exclusive golf course. What’s not to love?