Have you ever been drudging around your local municipal track on a weekend and wondered out loud to your buzzing buddies, “damn, wouldn’t it be great to have your own, personal golf course?”
Yeah — me too. Unfortunately, You and I will have to keep dreaming. But if you’re former Australian hedge fund manager Greg Coffey, those kind of dreams can come true.
Then again, I guess those kinds of things are possible when you’ve got roughly $740 million in your bank account the rest of your life to spend it.
In 2012, Coffey retired from his career and purchased a beautiful Ardfin Estate on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Soon thereafter, Coffey announced his plans to build a private golf course on the property.
Private as in, a course that only he would be able to play it.
You want to talk about living the dream?
The thing is, the course Coffey is building isn’t like, a couple holes spread out around the property or one green complex with two holes and a couple tee boxes — he’s building a championship 18-hole golf course.
The pictures coming in from Simon Freeman, head greenskeeper at Machrihanish Dunes, are astounding — and show that Coffey’s course has all the ingredients to be as breathtaking — and grueling — as any test of golf in the country.
Not to mention, the “white elephant” aspect of the course. I mean, if the course’s membership truly ends up being limited to Coffey, then you don’t just have to “know someone who knows someone” — you’ve got to know someone who knows Greg Coffey.
It’s a small world for sure, but probably not that small.
For more photos and Anthony Pioppi’s full story, read more at The A Position.com.
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