The Rose, an Exclusive Golfing Experience Like No Other

by | Feb 20, 2024 | News

The Rose, an exclusive, invitation-only private golf club is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Tripp Davis, a distinguished golf course architect recently recognized as “The Next A-List Architect” by LINKS Magazine. The Rose is situated on a 588-acre property just 10 minutes from downtown Athens, boasting a stunning natural landscape with rolling topography and breathtaking long-distance views.

“The vision is to create a strategically interesting and varied golf course over firm and fast conditions while taking advantage of the amazing long views,” said Davis. “Beautiful native grasses and great bunkering will frame shots over the rolling landscape, creating a visually stunning golf course. We wanted a site to give us unique landforms to work with and be able to support having those elements. The first time Nick and Dimitri brought me to this site, I was in awe of the beauty of the long views and rolling hillsides. The soils and topography will promote the firm and fast playing conditions. It’s perfect.”

In a unique collaborative effort, insights from golf’s elite players—two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson and multiple-time PGA TOUR winners Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk—also will shape the course.

In a truly remarkable collaborative effort, the upcoming golf course has received valuable insights and contributions from some of the most elite players in the sport. Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson, along with multiple-time PGA TOUR winners Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk, have provided their extensive knowledge and experience to help shape the course.

“Having these three professional players who are among the club’s founding members will bring an unparalleled wealth of experience to the design table,” said co-founder and developer, Nick Cassini.

Their contributions will undoubtedly significantly impact the course’s design and layout, making it even more challenging and exciting for golfers of all levels.

Nick Cassini, a two-time All-American golfer, 2001 Walker Cup team member, and an inductee into The University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor, envisioned The Rose with his brother Dimitri Cassini. The Cassinis, together with Bubba, Brendon, Chris, and a group of other notable and influential figures, will make up the club’s Founding Members. Dimitri Cassini remarked, “With this group of Founding Members, The Rose is set to elevate Georgia’s golf legacy and establish itself as one of the prominent clubs in the Southeast.”

“I’m excited that Tripp Davis has been picked to design The Rose. I met Tripp on a recent visit to The Rose property and he shared a vision for blending tradition and modern design using the natural landscape that sounded incredible. I believe Tripp is the right person to help us build a special and unique course,” said Bubba Watson.

Course construction is set to start in summer 2024.


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Alan Darty

Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.