I was invited to play Annadale in Sept '19. The course wasn't in great shape, which was to be expected for that time of year, but nonetheless this was an enjoyable walk and a course you could play everyday and not get tired of playing.
A very small membership which meant no tee times-I don't recall seeing another golfer on the course. The golf staff made every effort to make my time on the grounds a first class experience. A spacious practice facility (per website 15 acres) includes driving, range, practice putting green, and short game area as well as a high-tech indoor hitting bay.
The southern plantation clubhouse was just days away from receiving a major facelift as well as allowing more club access for females-which at the time there was one known female member.
#1-#3 are nothing special holes to start your round. #4 (1 handicap) is a longish par 4. #5 is a short and reachable par 5 with a small and tricked up green. #6 is the Nicklaus stamped par 4 with water on your right that gives you something to think about on your approach shot. #8 is a courses' longest par 3; the two bunkers-one short of the green and right of the green come into play more than the water. #9 is a strong par 4 with water on your right. The back nine is mostly land locked and straight tee balls are a more of a premium. #14 is a straight away longish par 4. #17-par 4 is one of the courses more challenging holes; allowing you a couple options to play the fork designed fairway from the tee box. #18-par 5; has risk reward once you find the fairway. If you decided to go for it in two-water protects the front,
with a deep bunker in back with bail out favoring the right, with nothing on the left.
Annandale Golf Club is a very good golf course and deserves it's top private club ranking for Mississippi.
Date: August 13, 2020