In 2017, the log clubhouse at Musgrove CC was commemorated by the community in a unique holiday offering—a Christmas ornament.
Historic club properties often pay homage to bygone days by maintaining archives and displaying trophies, photos, and documentation that recount the club’s narrative. In 2017, the log clubhouse building at Musgrove Country Club in Jasper, Ala., was commemorated by the community in a unique holiday offering—a Christmas ornament.
Each year for Christmas, The Pilot Club of Jasper, a service-oriented community organization, creates and sells ornaments that feature a historic home, landmark, or building in Walker County. Members vote on the landmark they’d like to feature that year, and sell the ornaments as a fundraiser.
“We were beyond thrilled to find out that Musgrove had been chosen for the 2017 ornament!” says Katelyn Darwin, Musgrove CC’s Director of Hospitality.
The clubhouse is “a beautiful blend of log-sturdy, pioneer spaciousness,” the Musgrove CC website reports. The original building was completed in 1924 by Colonel L.B. Musgrove as a place to entertain his business associates and friends. When Musgrove realized he was losing his fortune in the stock market crash of 1932, he sold the estate to 45 citizens, who then formed the Musgrove Country Club.
All 556 logs used to create the original building were cut from the 228-acre club property. The club also has an 18-hole golf course, a portion of which is also featured on the ornament (see photo, bottom right), along with six tennis courts, dining, and a pool and pavilion area.
The Pilot Club had 400 ornaments created for the fundraiser, and they were also sold at Musgrove CC for the holiday season. Priced at $20 each, all proceeds benefitted a number of non-profit organizations and projects that The Pilot Club supports throughout the year.