Jack Nicklaus was once quoted as saying “I would like for people who play Annandale to say at the end of a round; ‘Boy, I had an enjoyable day; that was fun.’” These famous words are and will continue to be the standard for Mississippi’s first world-class championship golf course and club.
Annandale Golf Club, since its inception in 1981 has proven to be a highly acclaimed test of golf, hosting the 1986 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship, several Mississippi State Golf Association events, and the annual PGA Tour Stop since 1994. The Jack Nicklaus design golf course was ranked one the “Top 100” best golf courses in 1987 by golf digest and is currently ranked the best course in the state of Mississippi by Golf Digest. Mississippi’s first world-class championship course, the 18-hole course blends challenge and enjoyment for golfers of all abilities. From the members’ tees, the course plays 6,243 yards in length, while from the tournament tees, it stretches to 7,199 yards. Those who play the course will encounter rolling terrain distinguished by grassy bunkers reminiscent of the finest Scottish courses. Features of the layout include Champion Bermuda Grass greens, 419 Bermuda fairways and rough, with fescue and native areas throughout. Strategically placed bunkering and broad lakes throughout the course demand respect even from the longest hitters. Experts have noted similarities with such diversely notable courses as Pinehurst, Muirfield, Cypress Point, and Augusta National