Black Desert Resort Names World-Ranked Ali Mulhall as its Inaugural Team Athlete

Up-and-coming golfer with 342 tournament titles to represent Black Desert Resort

St. George, Utah (Oct. 5, 2023) – Black Desert Resort, a 19-hole championship Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, has named its first Black Desert Team Athlete, up-and-coming world ranked golfer Ali Mulhall. Mulhall’s golfing career includes 342 tournament titles, as well as being the national champion of the 2021 Augusta Drive, Chip and Putt tournament.

As a Black Desert Team Athlete, Mulhall will represent Black Desert Resort during tournaments and corporate events. She will practice and play out of Black Desert Resort and have access to world-class facilities to support her training and development.

“Being a Black Desert Team Athlete means I am a part of something greater, an organization making substantial contributions to women’s golf,” said Mulhall. “The course and facilities are truly exceptional, and the black lava rock creates an unparalleled experience. I know my game will continue to grow as I play on this course!”

Among Mulhall’s accomplishments, she finished third place at the World Long Drive Championship in Tokyo, Japan, making history as the youngest and highest finishing American in the field. She has been named Player of the Year ten times across three states and stands as the four-time Wyoming State Women’s Amateur Champion from 2018 to 2022. Mulhall made history as the first female athlete to qualify for the 2020 Men’s Nevada Open, achieving this milestone with a qualifying score of 66 (6800 yards).

“From the moment I met Ali, I saw her potential and I knew that she had to be a part of Black Desert Resort. At such a young age she is achieving more than some do in their entire career,” said Patrick Manning, managing partner of Black Desert Resort. “My aim is to provide her with the support she deserves, and I am confident that Black Desert Resort will play a pivotal role in shaping her rapidly developing career.”

In August of 2023, she participated in the LPGA EPSON TOUR marking her debut as a Black Desert Team Athlete. In the upcoming months, Mulhall will participate in the TaylorMade National Club Championship on Dec. 12 and the Arizona Open on Dec. 15.

“Black Desert Resort has a vision of making the impossible within reach, and it’s inspiring to be a part of that vision. I aspire to be number one in the world and this partnership can help me get to the next level quicker,” said Mulhall.

Mulhall’s passion for golf began at the age of six after her first hole-in-one. Since then, she has been under the mentorship of her coach and father Chris Mulhall, owner of Champ X Academy and a Class A Member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA).

Earning a world ranking finish in 22 tournaments over the past three years, she has defined her approach as mastering each level before progressing to the next. She is currently a part of the Coronado High School Women’s Golf Team in Las Vegas, where she is competing for her third state title and gearing up for next year’s collegiate debut.

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About Black Desert Resort
Reef Capital Partners is developing Black Desert Resort. Upon buildout, the property will offer 3000+ hotel rooms and residences; a concert venue; miles of trails through ancient lava flows; a waterpark; a wellness spa; and more than 250,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. In addition to the 19-hole, Weiskopf-designed golf course, guests of Black Desert will enjoy a 36-hole illuminated putting course for day or night play. The resort’s 19th Hole, an amphitheater-style lakeside-gathering place terraced into the black lava, will be the ultimate venue for winding down after a day of golf. To learn more about Black Desert Resort, visit