12-hole course to be built by King-Collins in Mississippi

The public course at Colonial Country Club in Jackson will be known as Brazenhead

Construction of a public golf course in Jackson, Miss., is scheduled to start next year, and the course will be a bit unconventional. 

Brazenhead will feature just 12 holes. It will also be the city’s first public golf course. 

“Our plan calls for a core golf course,” said Rob Collins, principal designer at King-Collins Golf. “It is nice, gently rolling hills, with almost a Texas hill country feel to it. It certainly has a lot more contour that the old Sequatchie Valley Golf Club.”

The design firm unveiled its plans in August, and construction is expected to start in 2021. The company was hired by Luke Guarisco, who is in the oil business. Guarisco bought the Colonial Country Club and hired King-Collins to create a master plan. 

“The twelve-hole idea was not something that we came into the project envisaging, but it evolved as the best solution for the property – we wanted to do something a little different, and also give Luke a little extra room to develop the site,” Collins said.

The par-47 course will include four par three and three par fives. The 4,315 yards will allow golfers to play in smaller loops such as three, six or nine holes. 

The 12th  hole will be a  605-yard par five, and there is also the option for a bye hole, which allows golfers to play to the closing green from the 10th hole tee. 

There will be two shared greens, one for second and fifth holes and another for the third and 12th.

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