Hickory Hill reopening brings joy to local community

Hickory Hill Country Club in Gautier reopened today after closing its doors in late 2020.

Hickory Hill Country Club in Gautier opened in 1965, originally known as the Mississippi National Golf Club, the club served as a social spot for people in Jackson County. However, the location shut down in late 2020 after more than 55 years of operation. Club visitor Sharon Elmore said, “I can tell you I was devastated when the club closed because I have property adjoining here so it was devastating for me.”

Instead of accepting the loss of their local hot spot, members of the club’s community got together to raise enough money to reopen the club. Director of Golf Operations Kevin Macarty said, “It’s not so much of a ‘we want to make millions of dollars.’ It’s for the community and it’s priced for the community.”

“I always say it takes a village to raise a child but it takes a community to build a business, and that’s what we’ve done here.”

Now, the clubhouse and it’s 6,983-yard golf course are under new management and are making some serious renovations to the location. Co-Owner Troy Guillotte said, “Our goal is to have a great golf course here, a fantastic restaurant. We’ve got plans for a beautiful swimming pool, a great marina down by the river and some other amenities that are in the works.”

The club also added a variety of membership options that are suited for every person looking to join the club whether to play golf or to just socialize with their community. “We’ve got something for everybody. We’ve got junior memberships. We’ve got senior memberships. We’ve got individual memberships. We’ve got family memberships. We have special memberships for firefighters, police officers, first responders, nurses and teachers. We didn’t forget about them.”

For more information on how to become a member, visit hickoryhillcc.com.

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