Style Network new reality series Big Rich Atlanta filmed at Buckhead Country Club in… Roswell?
          

Big Rich Atlanta on Style Network to be filmed at Brookfield Country Club not in Buckhead

On Wednesday the Style Network revealed in a statement that it would be renewing its reality series Big Rich Texas for a third season and also announced that they will also be airing another installment of the franchise based in Atlanta called Big Rich Georgia Big Rich Atlanta! From the official press release:

Returning for a third season, “Big Rich Texas” will pick up where the drama left off with several new mother/daughter teams to stir the pot and attempt to take over as the new queens of Dallas society. “Big Rich Texas” will return on Sunday, October 7 at 8pm ET/PT on Style. The latest installment of the franchise, “Big Rich Georgia” enters the exclusive world of Buckhead Country Club, where outrageously wealthy mothers and daughters do whatever it takes to stay on top of the social scene and in control of the action. It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s full of drama. “Big Rich Georgia” will premiere in first quarter 2013.

The announcement sparked a good deal of debate online among Atlanta locals, who all seemed to be curious about this “Buckhead Country Club” because it apparently doesn’t exist. Rodney Ho addressed the issue in his “Radio & TV Talk” blog for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution on Friday:

The big stickler for me: what the heck is Buckhead Country Club? There is no such thing. The publicist did not know but will check later today to get me the actual name of the country club in question. The only real country club in the confines of Buckhead is Cherokee Town & Country Club and the woman who answered the phone there confirmed it’s definitely not them.

I did a little research and discovered that the Buckhead Country Club is actually Brookfield Country Club, located in Roswell, Georgia. (That is a photo of the clubhouse in the graphic at the top of this post.) Here is an excerpt from their July, 2012 newsletter in which the country club’s General Manager, Bill Houck, announces the show will be taping at the club:

Brookfield Country Club announcement that they will become Buckhead Country Club for Big Rich Atlanta filming

And in case you have a hard time reading it (the font is a little funky), here it is again:

Dear Members,
You may have heard that we are go- ing to host a reality show here at BCC. And, it is true! The preliminary name of the show will be “Big Rich Buckhead”. The premise of the show is mothers and daughters in a country club setting. It will be the sister show to “Big Rich Texas” which is in its third season of taping now. The taping will run sporadically over the next few months. They will tape primarily in our non- busy times, mostly Mondays and Tuesdays although for some scenes it might be other times. We have the right to say where and when they tape. Brookfield Country Club will become Buckhead Country Club for taping purposes only. The network is Style which is owned by E entertainment. They will be looking for extras from our membership. I will put in our weekly blast starting sometime in August the po- tential needs for “extra cast members”. Nick and I have done extensive due diligence on this. We talked to the owner of the club in Texas where that version is filmed and spent a lot of time with the show’s producers. At the end of the day, it is a comedy show so to speak. It will definitely be fun! More details to follow. And by the way, this show attracts in excess of a million viewers per episode according to the producers.

So “Brookfield Country Club will become Buckhead Country Club for taping purposes only.” And I love how he tries to downplay any negative attention the show might bring to the club by saying “it is a comedy show so to speak.” :)

For those of you wondering where the Brookfield Country Club is located, here it is (marked with the “A” pin) on Google maps – approximately 16 miles north of the I-285 loop and thus about 18 miles north of North Buckhead:

Where is the Buckhead Country Club from Big Rich Atlanta located map

I’m sure the residents of Buckhead are going to be fuming about this one! May I suggest to them now to call this whole fiasco “The Roswell Incident?”

I checked out the Brookfield Country Club website and here are the different membership rates as of July, 2012:

Big Rich Georgia Brookfield Country Club membership rates

So far there is still no word on who the cast members are. If you know anything, please comment below or drop us a line at starcasmtips (at) yahoo.com!

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    • Hayesfbbhd

      Yay about big rich Texas season 3 :D

    • Fr

      They aren’t rich. Truly exclusivE clubs don’t have installment payments for club fees. Real clubs *start* at $25k easily with everything extra and lots of required minimum purchases — and they don’t accept installments. What a joke. Wanna-be losers.

      • anon

        Actually thats a pretty typical golf membership these days. Most private cc are losing money and are either selling to larger groups which they then become semi-private (i.e. Club-corp or Cannon Gate) both of which are much less than the above…or they discount their initiation fee to get members in the doors. Someone mentioned Sugar Loaf which actually did go Bankrupt. You can find plenty of courses that used to charge 25k or 50k up front that are now in line with the above figures. The reason they chose to use this country club is because it has some amazing scenery and beautiful locations to shoot…and thats all they’re doing anyway. It’s not like they live in Brookfield. The houses here are $350-$700k homes. It’s actually one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Atlanta because of the architecture, scenery, and school district. Not very many homes go up for sale here and when they do they sell very quickly…Just FYI.

    • me

      I grew up in Roswell, GA and now live just 10 minutes from there. If they wanted to film an actual “big rich” country club they should have looked at Indian Hills or St. Ives. Buckhead has a lot of young professionals living and working there, so there actually aren’t a lot of country clubs, if any, in the area… so it’s funny that they’re calling a club in Roswell the Buckhead club.

    • LorrieK

      I live in Vinings, Atlanta and I don’t understand why they didn’t use Country Club of the South? That’s where the Braves players live, as well as a lot of celebrities. This is going to be another disaster like Real Housewives of Atlanta, whch most of the housewives do not live in Atlanta.

    • anonymous

      I filmed with one of the castmembers in alpharetta last night:) she is amazing!

    • Leighanne

      I live in Brookfield (the neighborhood of the country club), and it’s a very middle-class, suburban area. I’m not sure why they chose us, especially when the women we’ve seen DEFINITELY do not live here, but I suppose we’ll see how it all plays out! As long as they don’t kick us out of the pool this summer for filming, they can do and call us whatever they want.

      • http://www.facebook.com/herman.g.simmons Herman Glenn Simmons

        I bet you not one cast menber lives in Atlanta, BIG SCAM just like changing the Country Club name for the show only what a joke if anyone really lives by one of the cast lets us know where so we know that it’s not a SCAM

    • Jay z

      Sugarloaf cc

 

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