Golf Inc. magazine, the world’s only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives, has chosen the Madison, Mississippi Reunion Golf & Country Club’s spectacular new 33,000 square foot clubhouse the “CLUBHOUSE of the YEAR.” The $16 million clubhouse opened in August of 2018 and is the newest luxury amenity to be added to the 2,100 acre private golf community.
“To be named best ‘Clubhouse of the Year’ for private clubs is a tremendous honor,” said Casey Smith, General Manager. “The interior design team of Cindy Anderson from Troon, Kristie Nutt and Phyllis Dolby produced incredible results that truly set us apart as one of the best clubs in the country. The efforts of our contractor, White Construction, along with the guidance of Reunion President Ernie Coward and Vice President Keith Kent were second to none. Everyone involved was able to take the incredible vision of Kristie and David Nutt and turn it into an award-winning reality.”
Golf Inc. magazine annually recognizes top public and private, new and remodeled clubhouses in their July/August issue. In 2019 a total of nine public and private clubhouses were honored by the industry-leading publication, with Reunion’s clubhouse being the best-of-the-best for private clubs. “The clubhouse is inviting from all angles,” commented one of the judges. “The outdoor space is perfect for a multitude of events and the interiors are a home run. Classic without being overstated.”
The clubhouse exterior was inspired by a home on the Reunion property which currently serves as the development’s welcome center. Originally built in 1859, the Italianate-style home was destroyed by fire in 1924, but was later rebuilt. The distinctive wrap-around porch on the new clubhouse provides scenic views of the club’s award-winning Bob Cupp designed 18-hole golf course that extends to 7,400 yards, lakes and wooded acreage, while also providing additional event space for gatherings.
The interior of the clubhouse features three unique dining options for members, including a distinctive bar experience. The restaurants are uniquely positioned with Ella Jane’s Pizza Pub offering a casual family-friendly atmosphere and Kristie’s offering a more formal, yet comfortable a la carte dining experience. the henry is a fun and sophisticated bar that features an incredible wine cellar, the finest whiskey and scotch selections along with a variety of craft beers on tap, paired with a small plate, tapas-style menu. In addition, Reunion is now a premier wedding and special event venue, as the ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests or can be sectioned off for different size groups. The outdoor lounging and dining spaces around the clubhouse are enhanced with comfortable furnishings, modern fire pits and unique light fixtures to blend indoor and outdoor activities.
The golf course takes advantage of the property’s wooded acreage with a well-balanced mix of straight holes and challenging doglegs. Open since 2004 and named one of the top golf courses in Mississippi by Golf Digest, the layout is set on the former site of the Ingleside Plantation with roots from the Civil War.
The Reunion community has numerous amenities including 400 acres of lakes, a white sandy beach, a Junior Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis complex, an equestrian center and miles of hiking and biking paths. The club’s fitness center is currently being expanded to 6,000 square feet, and when completed in 2020, will feature new equipment, expert personal trainers, dedicated areas for spin, Pilates Reformer classes and group instruction.
The residential community is located 5 miles from Interstate 55 and 10 miles from the Capital-Jackson and currently features 800 completed of the 1,700 planned homes.
Reunion Golf & Country Club is a Troon Prive’ club of distinction and professionally managed by Troon’s Honours Golf Division. For more information please visit ReunionGolfandCC.com.