Friday, January 15, 2016
Mossy Oak (Mississippi) Ahead of Schedule
“We had a great construction year and the weather has been really good,” said Jester, who also oversees sister course Old Waverly. “We’re 75% grassed and pretty much everything is shaped. The bones are there. We sodded a lot so that speeded things up. We don’t see a lot left to get ready and we’ll start grow-in soon.”
The George Bryan family, founders of Old Waverly Golf Club, joined two forces of nature – golf course architect Gil Hanse and outdoor brand Mossy Oak – to create a new, high-end golf experience with detailed nature preservation best practices at its core.
Mossy Oak will feature a 7,400-yard, par-72 layout authored by Hanse – who designed the course to be used during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro – clubhouse and guest cabins to accommodate golf travelers. The clubhouse won’t be completed by September, and a cottage-like structure will serve as the interim clubhouse.
The Bryan family and 76 founding members are creating a premier golf destination experience that will be known as “Nature's Golf,” a sustainable and mindful approach to course development that leaves a gentle footprint on the local habitat while delivering a world-class golf experience.
For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/MossyOakGolf.