Clubs to Offer a Two-fer to Their Members
Trussville Becomes Semi-private While Grayson Valley Remains Private
The private Grayson Valley Country Club northeast of downtown Birmingham, and the semi-private Trussville Country Club will be merged and rebranded under the name of Country Clubs East, effective June 1.
The two clubs are about 8 miles apart and are located about 20 miles northeast of Downtown Birmingham.
“The advantage is if one of the courses is having a tournament or aerifying the greens, members and guests can still play at the other course,” said Chris Rigdon, who will be general manager/director of golf of both operations. “Once you join, you’re a member of both.”
The Trussville club is an 18-hole, 6,050-yard layout with four sets of tees that will remain open to both membership and public play, while Grayson Valley will be members-only.
The membership initiation fee will be $500, with monthly dues of $175 and a fee of $50 for monthly food and beverage purchases at either club.
The Country Clubs East will also offer a non-golfer swim/tennis and fitness membership to the Grayson Valley’s off-course amenities which include an Olympic-size swimming pool, weight room and four hard-surface tennis courts.
A $250 initiation fee to join is currently being considered with $120 in monthly dues, and the $50 food allotment.
“The new format we have here is unique, where we have 36 holes of golf – 18 at Trussville and 18 at Grayson Valley,” Rigdon said. Trussville is a par 71 course that was built in 1967 and designed by a former farmer in the area, Murray Roper. Both back nines finish in uphill par 3s with multi-tiered greens. The club also features Mulligan’s Bar & Grill. Grayson was designed in 1976 by John Lafoye and stretches out to over 6,500 yards with four sets of tees playing to a par 72.
A new online platform, Teesnap, is currently in the works that will allow golfers to schedule tee times on their phone or computer.
Dave Daubert, a member of the Golf Travel Writers of America, writes for ESouthernGOLF and a variety of other golf websites, including Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com, and GoGolfandTravel.com.
Featured image: Trussville Country Club