Golf News for Friday, September 21, 2012 | Business

Sequoia Golf Group to manage Mississippi's Canebrake Country Club

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Sequoia Golf Group recently announced that it has been selected to manage Canebrake Country Club. The owner of the 18-hole signature Jerry Pate designed golf course chose Sequoia Golf based on its in-depth experience and strong performance record managing an extensive portfolio of golf and banquet facilities.

Through the partnership, Sequoia Golf is committed to enhancing the total membership experience and maintaining relevance to members and guests. The company will be managing day-to-day operations and overseeing improvements to the golf course and other member facilities. The Club has added a new fleet of EZ-GO Golf Carts. Other immediate changes taking place at Canebrake include designing a new menu, building the management team with seasoned industry veterans and working with members to compile a list of course improvements to be made in the coming months.

"As the leading management company in the southeast, Sequoia Golf has a strong history of revitalizing courses throughout the region, which made it an easy choice when selecting a management team for Canebrake," said Dr. York, owner of Canebrake Country Club. "We're excited to the have Sequoia team on board and look forward to the enhancements and its positive impact for our members."

Canebrake is a spectacular and memorable par 71 course designed by the legendary Jerry Pate. The private club attracts members throughout the region, as well as golfers from all over the nation. The courses unique design, undulating fairways and changes in elevation make it a popular destination for golfers looking for a challenge. At the heart of the facility is Canebrake's clubhouse. The clubhouse exudes a warm, friendly ambiance in a contemporary setting. It is inclusive with a restaurant, lounge, full service bar, private dining areas, locker rooms, golf shop, club storage, and meeting space with high-tech audiovisual equipment. Other club amenities include a Junior Olympic size swimming pool (complete with bathhouse, restaurant, and child play area) a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness facility, and Shoots Salon and Spa.

"Rated one of the top courses in Mississippi, Canebrake is a beautiful course and we're honored to have it join our portfolio," stated Joe Guerra, president and CEO of Sequoia Golf. "In addition to our improvements at the course, we are excited to extend the opportunity for its members to gain access to our complete network of clubs including more than 50 courses in the southeast, Texas and Colorado."

About Canebrake Country Club
The 18-hole, Jerry Pate designed championship golf course can be stretched to over 7,000 yards through a large brake of cane, two large lakes, scattered ponds and towering pine trees. Our members brag about the fabulous layout offering shots requiring you to use every club in your bag. Our golf course conditions are consistently recognized as some of the best in the area. The Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass greens are always in pristine condition. After experiencing Canebrake Country Club's golf course, it is easy to see why it is rated the #3 Mississippi golf course. For more information, visit www.canebrakecountryclub.com or call 601-271-2010.

About Sequoia Golf Management
Sequoia Golf Management, a division of Sequoia Golf Group, is one of the leading golf management organizations in the industry, owns and manages a portfolio of high quality private, daily fee and resort golf course facilities located across the United States. Its portfolio includes The Woodlands Country Club in Houston, Texas; and Canongate Golf Clubs, made up of 23 private clubs in the metro Atlanta area five in Houston and two in Denver. Sequoia is the industry's seventh largest golf course operator with more than 50 properties currently under management.

For more information on Sequoia Golf, visit www.sequoiagolf.com.