Sometime in late 2019, Michael Jordan quietly opened his first (so far) private golf club. It’s called Grove XXIII, in a direct nod to his Chicago Bulls number 23, and construction on it was officially completed in late 2020. Of all the celebrity-backed businesses, Grove XXIII is perhaps one of the most exclusive – and also among the most awesome.
Situated in Hobe Sound, Florida, it’s inspired by Shinnecock Hills and is located within a stone’s throw from MJ’s home. This is very convenient since Jordan is also quite a good golfer, in addition to being a basketball legend, savvy car collector, and overall smart Billionaire businessman.
On site is also a gorgeous main clubhouse designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW), spanning 15,000 square feet (1,393 square meters). It includes men and women’s locker rooms, various lounge areas, practice and learning facility, underground parking, kitchen and dining area, and a pro golf shop. According to NBWW, the building’s design was directly inspired by Michael Jordan, his golf swing, and his NBA career, and this is obvious in the layout and the incorporation of design elements that speak of his time on the court.