Singer Celine Dion took her love for the game quite a step further at the end of the 1990s when she purchased Club de Golf Le Mirage, joining a select group of celebrities – including actor Clint Eastwood, rock star Justin Timberlake and Country music legend Willie Nelson – who have spent millions of dollars in their quest to acquire ownership of a particular golf facility.
And of course, after paying a reputed fifteen million Canadian dollars for Le Mirage, it’s surely the prerogative of Ms Dion and her husband Rene to invite a whole host of famous personalities – people such as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson – round for a game or two of golf.Graham Cooke constructed both the courses at Le Mirage: the 6,384-yard desert-style Arizona and the longer, tougher Carolina, featuring tree-lined fairways and half a dozen lakes. A number of holes are worthy of note on this course, particularly on the back nine, where a waterfall dominates the 14th and the par three 17th plays to an island green.
The first thing people mention about Le Mirage is the clubhouse (which is fantastic) but that's about all you need to know. It's a really great golf facility but a just "ok" course.