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Report: Michael Jordan, irritated with his country club, considering building his own golf course

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan smokes a cigar as he watches the fourball match on the 12th hole on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)


Michael Jordan is a sometimes-prickly, always-famous and occasionally impressive golfer.

I’m not sure how much he cares about the labels once he’s on the course, though. He just wants to golf.

His way.

Josh Sens of Golf:
According to several sources with ties to Jordan, the basketball legend is exploring the possibility of building his own private club in Florida, an exclusive retreat with a tiny membership hand-picked by His Airness himself.

Sources say that Jordan’s course ambitions have been fueled in part by his dissatisfaction with goings-on at the Bear’s Club, the Jupiter club where MJ is a member and owns a lavish home.

Those sources say that Jordan has grown frustrated with pace of play at the club.

“Michael likes to play fast and he can’t stand it when people won’t let him through,” said a golf-industry insider who knows Jordan and who has spoken with several Bear’s Club’s members. “That happens enough out there that he’s gotten fed up.”