ASU alum Phil Mickelson to design short-game training site
By Jeff Metcalfe | azcentral sports
Arizona State and the City of Phoenix announced updated plans Tuesday for improvements at Papago Golf Course, including a main clubhouse and practice facility for ASU golf teams designed in part by former ASU golf star Phil Mickelson.
Working through the Arizona Golf Community Foundation, created in 2014 when ASU signed a 30-year agreement with Phoenix to manage the Papago course and make it home for its golf teams, groundbreaking for a clubhouse with a restaurant is scheduled for June. ASU practice facility construction also will begin this year. AGCF is paying for the clubhouse and ASU for its practice facility.
The project is the second between ASU and Phoenix for an athletic facility. ASU baseball is going into its third season at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which like Papago Golf Course is located close to the Tempe campus in the Papago Park area.