The course at RedStick Golf Club, named after the RedStick tribe who were members of the Creek Nation and trading partners of the Seminoles, opened for play in 2000 and it’s laid out on a property where an early 20th century saw-mill once operated.
RedStick’s founders purchased the land from a developer who was planning to use it as an equestrian centre before commissioning Rees Jones to design a links-style layout for the membership which would allow it to be played as a walking course.
Set out on a sand ridge that runs through the property, the Bermuda fairways are framed by thousands of specimen oak and loblolly pines that were planted during construction and several lakes excavated during the build also some into play.
The Rees Jones website describes the course thus: “wooded wetlands, scrubjay habitat, pine barrens, water, native grasslands – RedStick has it all. These diverse landscapes transition seamlessly throughout the course to provide the golfer with an ever-changing experience.”