The “raison d’être” of the Old Waverly Golf Club is capturing the essence of the Scottish Highlands within the graceful setting of the Old South. The course is routed around numerous lakes: Lake Azalea, Pecan, Camellia, Livesay’s and the largest of them all, Lake Waverley, so the theme is certainly more in the style of Loch Lomond than Gleneagles.
Old Waverly Golf Club, located in West Point, Mississippi, is an 18-hole championship golf course founded by the George Bryan family in 1988. Designed by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate and Bob Cupp, Old Waverly has hosted many tournaments.
Old Waverly Golf is one of Mississippi’s most admired parkland layouts, often rated in the top 5 golf courses in the Magnolia state.
This excellently presented Stay & Play golf venue combines Southern elegance and hospitality in equal measure. You’ll need to stay in Old Waverly’s on-site accommodations if you want to play this world-class golf course, which is generally reserved for members and resort guests only.
The two nine-hole loops play out-and-back from a palatial, conservatory-style clubhouse. This beautifully elegant building, which has many Scottish baronial trappings inside, provides a picture-perfect backdrop to the par-5 9th and stunning par-4 18th holes. Always immaculately maintained, the excellently crafted Jerry Pate & Bob Cupp design roams through a tree-lined front-nine, where stylish bunkering and slick run-off areas defend the top quality greens.
The opening three holes of the back-nine make good use of a small lake, which creates a more open feel, before predominantly tree-lined fairways resume. The lake returns in menacing style at the good-length par-3 17th and excellent 18th, which dog-legs along the lakeside to a dangerously water-defended green.