Have you ever seen Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout hit a golf ball? Much like on a baseball diamond, he’s a beast.
His driving prowess is so eye-catching that the Golf Channel even did a segment on it after video of Mike Trout hitting drives at a Top Golf went viral three years ago.
So, of course, someone like Tiger Woods, who loves all the major sports like baseball, would want to hook up with a guy like Mike Trout.
However, who would have ever thought that Tiger and Trout would team up to open up a new golf course in the MLB slugger’s hometown of Vineland, New Jersey?
Seriously. This is something that is happening. It’s going to be called Trout National – The Reserve and Tiger Woods is in charge of making it happen.
Mike Trout announced the venture on Monday on social media with a hype video suitable for college football.
We promised you all a big announcement and here it is! We are so excited to be able to make a longtime dream of mine a reality, with none other than @tigerwoods and @tgrdesignbytw. We can't wait to share more updates with you as we create Trout National – The Reserve. pic.twitter.com/V8eMGEUYdS
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 27, 2023
Mike Trout 🤝 Tiger Woods
Two of the biggest names in their respective sports announced the creation of a new golf course, Trout National – The Reserve.
Set to open in 2025, the course will be built in Vineland, NJ, a short drive from Trout’s hometown.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 27, 2023
TGR Design, Tiger’s golf course design company, describes Mike Trout’s new track thusly…
“Trout National – The Reserve will be highly strategic in nature as sprawling fairways will offer multiple routes from tee to green. Undulating green complexes with low-cut surrounds will further emphasize the challenging, yet fun-focused design where risk-reward opportunities will be presented throughout the round to create an ideal match play environment. The unique nature of the course will promote creative shot making and optionality, qualities will be underscored with a striking par three match hole inspired by the club co-founder and MLB All-Star, Mike Trout, featuring multiple tee and green options.
“Accompanying the 18-hole championship golf course, the golf offerings at Trout National – The Reserve will also include a flexible short course and expansive putting course along with world-class practice facilities and performance center. Other club highlights include a modern state-of-the-art clubhouse, five-star lodging, innovative amenities, a wedding chapel and more.”
That’s right. The golf course is going to have a wedding chapel.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching Mike on the diamond so when the opportunity arose to work with him on Trout National – The Reserve, I couldn’t pass it up,” said Tiger Woods.
Reactions to the announcement were a mixture of shock and awe.
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) March 27, 2023
“Please incorporate a green shaped like an infield. And a huge wall on one of the holes. Thank you,” another fan tweeted.
— K Frazier (@golfdad6969) March 27, 2023
I'm loving this crossover episode. https://t.co/TqYFYVzWWO
— Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) March 27, 2023
Personally, I can’t wait for the inevitable Paige Spiranac course vlog.