Under new ownership, the Jackson, Miss., property will undergo a major restoration and will operate as a private club with a membership limit of 400. The initiation fee will be waived for members who join before July 1.
One of Mississippi’s most noted golf courses, designed by one of the sport’s greatest legends, is under new ownership and is expected to undergo a major restoration, the Jackson-based Mississippi Business Journal reported.
Veteran club pro Leigh Brannan is among the new owners who recently took control of Deerfield Golf Club, a Byron Nelson-designed 18-hole course in Jackson, the Business Journal reported.
Brannan was the head professional at Deerfield for nearly three decades. He and his partners purchased the club after financially troubled Colonial Country Club of Jackson went bankrupt. Colonial had owned the Deerfield course along with the Colonial property, the Business Journal reported.
Deerfield will operate as a private club, with a membership limit of 400. The golf course is the centerpiece of a planned community of some 400 homes near Canton, the Business Journal reported.
Brannan and his partners plan to make a number of improvements to the course, which has played host to nine Mississippi Open championships, four Mississippi Amateur men’s championships, two women’s State Amateur championships and 12 PGA Tour Qualifying tournaments, the Business Journal reported.
“We are going to restore it to its prestigious position in Mississippi golf,” said Brannan. “Actually, we’re going to make it better than it has ever been.”
Famed golf course architect Joe Finger built the course, which opened in 1979. Nelson, one of the greatest players in PGA Tour history, helped design it, the Business Journal reported.
Brannan said the initiation fee will be waived for members who join the club before July 1, the Business Journal reported.