Black Desert’s Mulhall Has An Astonishing 348 Junior and Amateur Victories

Ali Mulhall, who plays out of Black Desert Resort in Southern Utah, has earned top honors in three different states during the last year including Nevada 5A High School champion with Coronado High. Here are some of the other accolades and facts about her burgeoning career. –By Brian Hurlburt, founder,

“I felt like I played really well the entire year,” said Mulhall. “We just made the move to St. George in 2023 and winning Player of the Year, in what is now my home state, is what fuels my passion for the game and taking it to the next level.”

She was recently named Utah’s Junior Golfer of the Year by the Utah Junior Golf Association. The honor was determined by the association’s board of directors and was based upon her performance and scores over the course of a year.

She won 20 out of the 26 tournaments she competed in during 2023, and she also received recognition as the 5A High School Player of the Year in Nevada and State Golf Association Player of the Year in Wyoming.

Mulhall now plays out of the stunning Black Desert Resort that is located in the St. George area, officially in Ivins, Utah. The resort features a 19-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course plus a 36-hole illuminated putting course. 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.

“Ali’s consistency and dedication to her craft have truly set her apart as one of the most promising young golfers in the region,” said Patrick Manning, managing partner of Black Desert. “We are focused on providing her with the support she deserves to continue developing her rapidly evolving career on and off the course.”

Mulhall’s recent wins, including the Coral Canyon Amateur in St. George and the National Club Championships presented by TaylorMade, added to her career record of 348 wins.

Mulhall is also set to embark on a new chapter by taking a gap year from college to pursue LPGA Tour status via the Ladies Golf Professional Association (LPGA) Qualifying School (Q School) this fall.

Mulhall is also committed to growing the women’s game on the junior side and is holding weekly clinics at Black Desert. More than 100 golfers turned out for the first clinic.

“Practicing and playing out of Black Desert has taken my game to the next level,” said Mulhall. “Black Desert has also given me the platform to pursue my other passion of growing the women’s game on the junior side.”