HID­DEN AND PRI­VATE

HK Golfer - - Advertorial -

If you have not heard of May­a­cama, it is be­cause man­age­ment and mem­bers of the club had made a de­lib­er­ate ef­fort to keep it pri­vate. Mem­ber­ship is by in­vi­ta­tion only, and you’ll have to be in the elite crowd of busi­ness and po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence to hear of it.

The club was founded in 1999 af­ter de­vel­oper David Wil­helm and his part­ners pur­chased 675 acres from Marv Soi­land and Peanuts car­toon­ist, Charles M. Schulz, to cre­ate a Jack Nick­laus sig­na­ture 18-hole golf course. To en­sure pri­vacy from the pub­lic eye, the club is nes­tled into a ter­raced hill­side and over­looks the rich emer­ald ex­panse of the golf course.

From the pub­lic road and the pub­lic eye, one can only see a set of in­con­spic­u­ous gates bear­ing the club’s logo; upon en­ter­ing the pri­vate road it is an­other five-minute drive be­fore you ar­rive at May­a­cama’s gate proper, and from here on, an­other eight min­utes be­fore one can catch the first glimpse of its club­house. Mem­bers fly in from var­i­ous parts of the US and the world, typ­i­cally on their pri­vate jets, and dis­ap­pear into the club for the week­end.

May­a­cama’s com­mand­ing Club­house over­look­ing the 18th

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