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Club & Resort Business - Mossy Oak to Open September 2nd

March 21st, 2016

Author: Brandi Shaffer
The West Point, Miss., property features a 7,500-yard, par-72 golf course and a Gil Hanse-designed practice facility that will serve the Mississippi State University golf teams with a driving range, short-game training areas, and a 6,400-sq. ft. team clubhouse. Plans for the facility also include a clubhouse and accompanying guest cabins. Mossy Oak Golf Club, designed by Gil Hanse in West Point, Miss., will open on September 2. The expansive landscape highlights the local habitat of the Mississippi Black Prairie,said George Bryan, club co-founder. Once off the first tee, nature is a highlight of the playing experience, with native grasses, wildlife and creeks interacting with fairways and bunker complexes to blend a sense of place on every hole.Mossy Oak Golf Club features a 7,500-yard, par-72 golf course. The course routing is a walk through dotted native oak trees and grasses, with interesting elevation changes and expansive views of the property. Shaped with attention to minimalist design, the course is ideal for walking with tee boxes placed adjacent to the greens. The natural habitat guides the golf experience with many 360-degree views of the entire property throughout the 18 holes. Plans for the facility also include a clubhouse and accompanying guest cabins to accommodate golf travelers. Each design element of Mossy Oak Golf Club was carefully considered to heighten the golfers awareness of the outdoors and accentuate the areas natural resources,said Hanse. In addition to the new course, Hanse also designed a practice facility to serve as the official home for the Mississippi State University mens and womens golf teams. The facility includes a five-green driving range, short-game training areas, and a 16,000-sq. ft. putting green formed in the shape of the state of Mississippi, as well as a 6,400-sq. ft. team clubhouse with locker rooms, players lounge, coaches offices, an indoor putting center (with SAM PuttLab training system), an exercise room and conference room. The project also includes a 2,400-sq. ft. indoor hitting bay, equipped with two Trackman swing and ball flight analysis systems and a club repair room. Mossy Oak Golf Club is adjacent to Old Waverly Golf Club, which the George and Marcia Bryan family has operated since its creation in 1988. The membership of Old Waverly has stretched beyond West Point to include members from the 250-mile radius around the southeast, and the family sees the addition of Mossy Oak contributing a positive economic impact for the region. The new course will become an extension of Old Waverly, with opportunities for guests to stay and play both courses.