Tennessee’s Mirimichi Golf Course A Study In Pandemic Perseverance

It’s no secret that golf courses – and the golf industry in general – has experienced a resurgence in popularity in a post-pandemic world. One good example of that is Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN., about 30 minutes north of downtown Memphis.

“I started here on March 1, 2020,’’ said Mirimichi General Manager Matt Davies. “In 2019, the course did around 8,800 rounds. When Covid hit, we were able to stay open because we aren’t governed by Memphis city rules. We are in Shelby County. We ended up doing almost 24,000 rounds last year – and we are ahead of that pace this year.’’

Featuring six sets of tees, elevated greens, a tight back-nine and a waterfall overlooking the 13th green, Mirimichi is one of the Mid-South’s top public facilities, featuring a 15-acre practice range, open patio terrace, and 10,000 square-foot bar and grill.

A big reason for the increase is the fact that Davies slightly lowered greens fees to get more regular play on the 7,400-yard, par 72 layout that was once owned by pop star (and Memphis native) Justin Timberlake. He also initiated a Seniors rate and create a Range Club where players can hit unlimited balls for $100 per month.

“Now guys are coming back every week,’’ Davies said. “We weren’t seeing that before because the rates were a little too high for the Memphis area. Now, each Saturday and Sunday is pretty much full.’’

Photo Credit: Mirimichi Golf Course 

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