The Ole Miss Golf Course
Designed by Cary Middlecoff, the Ole Miss Golf Course opened in 1973. The course underwent a $3.5 million renovation in October of 2008. Renovation efforts included green complexes rebuilt to USGA specifications, fairways sprigged with 419 Bermuda grass, new cart paths, a fleet of 60 new electric golf carts, a state-of-the-art 900 sprinkler head irrigation system capable of pumping out more than 850,000 gallons of water a night, rebuilt sand bunkers and the addition of back tees on several holes, pushing the course to more than 7,000 yards in length. Also, the driving range doubled in size. Watermark Golf LLC/Nathan Crace Design was responsible for the renovation project.
The men’s and women’s golf teams are also fortunate to have privileges at the picturesque Country Club of Oxford, which opened in the summer of 2006. Surrounded by stately hardwoods and gentle rolling hills, the par 72, 7,028-yard course was designed by Jim Fazio and features 18 holes.
The John Whitten and Marianne Thaxton Whitten Golf Complex, completed in the summer of 2002, houses team meeting rooms, locker rooms for both teams, coaches offices, areas for storage and repair of golf equipment as well as an indoor putting area upstairs.
The most recent addition to both programs is the Herrington Golf Center, which opened in 2012. The indoor-outdoor hitting facility allows players the opportunity to work on their games regardless of weather conditions. Funding for the 3,600-square-foot indoor-outdoor practice facility was provided by a gift from the Clay and Elinor Herrington Charitable Remainder Trust.
The facility includes two hitting bays with video capabilities to help the players and coaches analyze swings.