The Country Club of Jackson is a “Golden Age” gem that is an extremely interesting golf course. It is certainly the one of most naturally beautiful courses on the Southeast.
(Photos by Stephen Oakes)
This will make for an interesting experience for the players and for spectators of the Sanderson Farms Championship. There are several holes that spectators will enjoy because of the shots called for and others that provide excellent areas to see a variety of shots on different holes at once.
The 16th hole is a 475 yard par 4 that runs along a cypress break and is the prettiest hole in Mississippi. It is also one of the hardest. The players are required to keep the ball out of the water on the left and out of the rough and trees on the right. A recently added fairway bunker on the right side has added to the difficulty of this hole. If you attend the tournament, you need to head out to number 16.
Right next to the 16th tee is the 15th green and a nice set of bleachers that are very close to the 15th green. 15 is a drivable short par 4 that is one of the most interesting holes on the golf course. I misplaced tee shot leaves a very difficult chip. There will be eagles birdies and bogies on 15. 15 and 16 are on the very back of the golf course but are must see holes.
The Bank Plus Pavilion on 12 is almost on top of the 12th green. For an upgraded ticket, spectators have access to a pavilion that provides exceptional views of the 12th and 13th greens.
Fans wanting to see a lot of golf from one spot should try out the area around the 5th green. That area offers views of the 5th green the 6th and 9th tees as well as quick access to the 8th green.
Another great spot is the third green area which offers views of the 3rd green, all of number 4 and quick access to the 5 tee box, the 11th green and the 14th green.
The green on number 2 offers views of the 2nd green, 16th green and the third tee. Additionally, the ropes are very close to the green on 2 and the tee box on 3 offering great access to the players.
The “old school” layout of the CCJ provides excellent views of the golf and a beautiful golf course. With major champions Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Lucas Glover and Jimmy Walker, we have a large number of major champions in the field. The course is in perfect condition and the greens are as good as bermuda gets. Go check it out.