Inside the course: Annandale Golf Club

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The PGA TOUR has been teeing it up at Annandale Golf Club for over 15 years.
July 15, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
Fast facts
Original architect Jack Nicklaus (1980)
Course remodel Jack Nicklaus (2006)
Course superintendent Al Osteen
Number of PGA TOUR events as host venue 19 (including 2012)
Course ranking Ranked 45 (out of 51) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2011
Par value 72
Yardage history 7,157 yards (1994-1999)
  7,199 (2000-present)
Grass Bermudagrass (tees, fairways); Champion bermudagrass (greens); Kentucky bluegrass (rough)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11.5 ft
Sand bunkers 69
Water hazards 8
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Course record
Player
Keith Clearwater
Year
1996
Round
2nd
Finish
T21
Holes-in-one
There have been 10 aces recorded at the Viking Classic.
Player Hole Year
Hal Sutton 2 1996
Keith Clearwater 2 1996
Chip Sullivan 15 1997
Katsumasa Miyamoto 15 1999
Bob Friend 12 1999
Per-Ulrik Johansson 15 2002
Greg Kraft 12 2006
Boo Weekley 12 2007
Dicky Pride 2 2008
James Driscoll 2 2008
Annandale GC2011 rankings Last 17 years
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank Avg. Score Rank
1 4 385 3.835 11 3.877 14
2 3 213 3.097 2 3.137 2
3 4 406 3.793 14 3.942 10
4 4 465 4.047 3 4.092 3
5 5 522 4.514 18 4.498 18
6 4 424 3.935 7 3.964 9
7 5 556 4.653 16 4.719 16
8 3 209 3 5 3.067 5
9 4 450 4.155 1 4.092 4
10 4 407 3.82 12 3.910 13
11 5 579 4.788 15 4.862 15
12 3 171 2.915 9 3.045 7
13 4 414 3.955 6 3.996 8
14 4 473 4.032 4 4.182 1
15 3 176 2.796 13 2.931 12
16 4 408 3.91 10 3.932 11
17 4 409 3.92 8 4.051 6
18 5 532 4.643 17 4.691 17
Course origins
The signature holes at Annandale Golf Course are Nos. 8 and 17. The par-3, No. 8 is the toughest and largest putting surface on the course. Slightly downhill with water behind the green, this is the second of two long par threes on the front nine. Annandale members would identify the par-4, No. 17 as their "signature hole." For those who want to gamble with the tee shot, a long iron or fairway wood can be landed onto the island fairway to the right that is protected by water and rough. The island sets up a much easier second shot if properly placed. The optional fairway to the left is guarded by an out-of-bounds area to the left-side and a water hazard to the right. The small and slender 17th green fields shots from many angles.
-- Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
Hattiesburg CC Hattiesburg, Miss. 1968-1993
Annandale GC Madison, Miss. 1994-present

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