Michael Jordan's 'Slaughterhouse' golf course was designed to give him an advantage against pro players
The Grove XXIII, a private golf club owned by Michael Jordan, has a sophisticated design arrangement that poses a particular challenge for visitors, particularly professional golfers.
PGA golfer Rickie Fowler discussed the advantages MJ has and why players refer to the course as "Slaughterhouse XXIII" in a podcast at Golf.com.
Jordan created the fairways, according to Fowler, so that long hitters would drive into narrower fairways. When playing for money, Jordan's professional guests lose the advantage since shorter hitters like MJ drive into much broader regions.
According to Fowler, "the wider it is, the shorter you hit it. "He practically has a driver on every par 4, par 5. And I have to kind of put it into a bit of a tighter spot if I want to strike driver."
“I can obviously play back if I want, but that becomes a little bit of a disadvantage, especially if it's a hole where he's getting a stroke on."
Jordan's trash talking during their one-on-one matches, according to pro golfer Dustin Johnson's trainer, offers DJ a bigger advantage when competing at major tournaments.
Bobby Weed, a renowned golf course architect, was hired by Jordan to construct the course, and he used South Florida trade winds to increase shot intricacy.
Jordan has a history of using unfair means to his advantage when money is involved.
During his playing days, the scoreboard at the United Center would show animated bull races. Jordan would find out which Bull was going to win that night's race and then bet Scottie Pippen $100 on the race's outcome.