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3 WELCOME TO MISSISSIPPI WELCOME TO MISSISSIPPI Home to more than 140 pristine and challenging golf courses, Mississippi is a golfer’s paradise for everyone from the weekend duffer to the seasoned professional. The Official Mississippi Golf guide serves as an outline for your next golf excursion in our state, complete with road trip and lodging suggestions. In Mississippi, you’re always welcome to visit and we hope you will stay. When you are off the course, link Governor Phil Bryant and up with more of what Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant has to offer. From dawn until deep into the night, you can experience memorable dining, shopping and attractions. Rest at one of our many boutique hotels, relax at our world-class spas or just soak in some of our sweet Southern blues in Mississippi’s temperate climate. Your full itinerary, weather information and golf locations are just a few pages away. One of the greatest players in the history of the game said, “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” Let us help you plan your next shot, right here in Mississippi. Choose Mississippi for your next golf excursion—you’ll be glad you did. Sincerely, THE STAT OF E AL Governor Phil Bryant O SE FM E GREAT ISSISSIPPI TH N GO ST I D W E T RU
4 MISSISSIPPI TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Table of Contents Welcome to Mississippi......................................3 Mississippi Regional Map....................................5 Golf Mississippi ..................................................6 Mississippi Golf & Historic Trail Itineraries ..........7 Golfers’ Picks – Entertainment & Dining ............8 Notable Golf Tournaments ................................9 Hills Region ......................................................10 Hills Region Golf Courses ................................14 Hills Region Golf Packages ..............................16 COVER PHOTO Hills Region Golfers’ Picks ................................17 Fallen Oak Golf Club, Biloxi Delta Region ....................................................18 Delta Region Golf Courses ..............................20 FOR MORE INFORMATION Delta Region Golf Packages..............................21 Visit Mississippi Delta Region Golfers’ Picks ..............................21 Post Office Box 849 Capital/River Region ........................................22 Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0849 Capital/River Region Golf Courses ..................24 Phone: 1-866-801-8551 • (601) 359-3297 Capital/River Region Golf Packages..................25 email@example.com Capital/River Region Golfers’ Picks ..................26 visitmississippi.org Pines Region ....................................................28 Pines Region Golf Courses ..............................30 European Office of Visit Mississippi Pines Region Golf Packages..............................31 Lofthouse Enterprises Pines Region Golfers’ Picks ..............................32 Park Street Coastal Region ................................................34 Hitchin Herts SG4 9AH Coastal Region Golf Courses ..........................40 England Coastal Region Golf Packages..........................44 Telephone: 44-1462-440787 Coastal Region Golfers’ Picks ..........................46 Fax: 44-1462-440766 firstname.lastname@example.org Golf Mississippi is the official golf travel guide of Visit Mississippi, the Tourism Division of the German Office of Visit Mississippi Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). Horstheider Weg 106a It is published and distributed by Crossroads 33613 Bielefeld Marketing, Inc., (404) 888-9314. Photos are Germany courtesy of the respective golf courses, destination Telephone: 49-521-986-0420 marketing organizations and MDA. Information is Fax: 49-521-986-0411 gathered carefully to provide accurate data; email@example.com however, neither the publisher nor MDA assumes responsibility for accuracy. The cover and content of this publication are protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced without consent, 2019. Publisher/Editor: Pam Shaheen All rights reserved. Art Director: Mary Beth Gabriel
6 GOLF MISSISSIPPI VISITMISSISSIPPI.ORG Mississippi course. Fun times off the course are also a specialty in Mississippi. Casino gaming resorts provide high-energy entertainment, music trails boast of the state’s musical heritage and inland rivers and the Gulf of Mexico provide boating, fishing and other watersports opportunities. A wide variety of restaurants serve up unique experiences, as well. Come stay, play, taste and enjoy all of Mississippi. Discover for yourself why golfers choose Mississippi when considering their next DANCING RABBIT GOLF CLUB, great adventure. OAKS COURSE, CHOCTAW A NOTE ABOUT THE REGIONS... Golf travelers have discovered the hidden Taking advantage of the natural lay of the gem of Mississippi. And rather than look for a land, there are five distinct regions in the state. new destination each year, they can’t seem to The Delta Region is the birthplace of the blues stay away from the Magnolia State. Maybe it’s and offers rich expanses of open flatlands. The the opportunity to play both traditional course Hills Region lives up to its name, with gently layouts and signature celebrity golf designs. rolling landscapes and stunning scenery. In the Maybe it’s the delicious Southern cuisine served Capital/River Region, waterways wind through a with genuine hospitality. Maybe it’s the thriving richly historic part of the state. The Pines nightlife and the opportunity to experience Region, located in the eastern part of the state, the Birthplace of America’s Music. Mississippi is blanketed with quiet forests, providing a has it all. stunning backdrop for all golfers. The sparkling With year-round golfing weather, the golf waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful courses and resorts in Mississippi can beaches are just some of the highlights of the accommodate the needs and budgets of all Coastal Region. Each region is color-coded types of golf groups. Mississippi offers within the pages of this guide for ease of use. something for the casual player and professional alike. The state hosts three major A NOTE ABOUT THE LISTINGS... professional golf tournaments each year. They All public, semi-private, military, resort and are the Champions Tour’s Rapiscan Systems private golf courses are listed within their Classic, played on Beau Rivage Casino Resort’s respective regions. Lodging and golf package Fallen Oak course near Biloxi in the spring, the listings are from participating properties. These PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship at are just a small sampling of all the great golf the Country Club of Jackson each fall, and vacations in Mississippi. Published rates and Web.com Tour’s North Mississippi Classic, held packages are subject to change and may vary, at the Country Club of Oxford. Women amateur and restrictions may apply. Call each property golfers will test their skills at the 2019 U.S. for the most current information. The “Golfers’ Women’s Amateur Championship to be held at Picks” sections also provide a small sample of Old Waverly in West Point in August. This will dining, entertainment and non-golfing options be the third USGA event held at the east by region.
7 7 MISSISSIPPI GOLF & HISTORIC TRAIL ITINERARIES M GOI SLSFI S&S H HILLS REGION Day 1 Play North Creek Golf Club in Southaven; stay in Olive Branch Day 2 Play Cherokee Valley and Plantation Golf Club in Olive Branch; stay in Olive Branch I PI P Day 3 Visit Elvis’s Birthplace in Tupelo; play Kirkwood National Golf Club in Holly Springs; S IT O stay in the Cottages at Kirkwood National in Holly Springs GR Day 4 Play Mallard Pointe at John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis; stay in Grenada O ILCF TGRUAI D Day 5 Play The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park in Grenada DELTA REGION Day 1 Play River Bend Links Golf Course in Tunica; stay in choice of Tunica Resorts casino hotels Day 2 Play Tunica National in Tunica; visit the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center & Museum and I LE I T I N E R A R I E S enjoy a show at Bluesville Showcase Night Club at Horseshoe Casino; stay in choice of Tunica Resorts casino hotels Day 3 Travel south to Clarksdale and tour the Delta Blues Museum and enjoy the Southern fare and sounds at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club; stay in choice of a B&B, loft apartment, limited service hotel or casino resort in and around Clarksdale Day 4 Travel to Cleveland and tour the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and experience cutting-edge exhibits, interactive displays and films focusing on the continuing achievements of Mississippians; stay at the award-winning Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood and treat yourself to a visit in its luxury spa CAPITAL/RIVER REGION Day 1 Play Patrick Farms in Pearl; visit the Eudora Welty House to see the first marker installed on the new Mississippi Writers Trail; listen to live music at Hal and Mals downtown; stay in a local hotel or bed and breakfast in the capital city Day 2 Play nine holes at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park course before spending the afternoon visiting the new MS Civil Rights Museum and MS History Museum; stay another night in Jackson Day 3 Head west to play Clear Creek in Vicksburg; listen to live blues or jazz at LD’s Kitchen in Vicksburg; stay in one of the antebellum homes-turned-B&B or a casino hotel in Vicksburg Day 4 Travel the Blues Highway (U.S. Highway 61) south to Natchez, stopping at various Blues Trail markers along the way; play Duncan Park Golf in Natchez; enjoy the Magnolia Bluffs Casino; choose to stay in a local hotel or historic home in Natchez PINES REGION Day 1 Play Old Waverly in West Point; stay in the golf villas at Old Waverly Day 2 Play the new Mossy Oak Golf Club, adjacent to Old Waverly; travel south and stop at various Blues Trail markers along the way; stay at Pearl River Resort in Choctaw Day 3 Play The Oaks at Dancing Rabbit; stay at Pearl River Resort in Choctaw Day 4 Play The Azaleas at Dancing Rabbit; venture to Meridian to see the first marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail for the “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, and visit the new Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience COASTAL REGION Day 1 Play The Oaks in Pass Christian; stay in choice of local hotel or a casino resort hotel Day 2 Play The Preserve in Biloxi and Shell Landing in Gautier; visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to view the music memorabilia throughout; stay in choice of local hotel or a casino resort hotel Day 3 Play The Bridges at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis and Diamondhead Country Club in Diamondhead; check out the live musical entertainment at the casinos; stay in choice of local hotel or a casino resort hotel Day 4 Play Fallen Oak Golf Club in Biloxi; stay at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino (overnight stay at Beau Rivage is required to play Fallen Oak) Day 5 Travel north to Hattiesburg and visit two Blues Trail markers: the Hi-Hat Club and Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll; play Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg These are some suggested golf vacation itineraries in each region of the state. For more information, check out golf package rates and specials at visitmississippi.org.
8 GOLFERS’ PICKS E N T E R TA I N M E N T & D I N I N G Join the thousands of golfers who accept the challenges top designers have LIVE MUSIC CAN BE created on Mississippi golf courses. Take SAMPLED ALMOST EVERY advantage of affordable packages and superb NIGHT OF THE WEEK AT accommodations. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, and be sure to live the local life after the 18th A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS hole each day. THROUGHOUT THE STATE. As the Birthplace of America’s Music, Mississippi’s musical landscape is much like the golf scene. Exciting and varied, it reflects regional influences. Mississippi has been instrumental in the birth, growth and popularity of musical genres such as blues, country and, of course, rock ’n’ roll, thanks to its most famous musical son, Elvis Presley. These musical styles are truly Mississippi-made and reflected in the Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail. The song lyrics tell our story, while the beats, rhythms and melodies reflect our diverse heritage. Another exciting trail springing forth is the Mississippi Writers Trail. The first marker was unveiled September 2018 at Eudora Welty’s house and garden in Jackson. Similar to the music trails, the Writers Trail will be a compilation of marked locales honoring BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO, BILOXI Mississippi’s rich literary history. Acclaimed and influential writers from the state also include Richard Ford and Tennessee Williams. William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, John Grisham, As one of the largest casino destinations in the country, Mississippi offers gaming excitement throughout the state. Additionally, sports betting was launched in Mississippi in 2018, making it the third state in the nation and the only state in the South to offer sport books. Celebrity entertainers, gourmet dining, luxury accommodations, spas and many more amenities turn Mississippi's gaming resorts into memorable, fun-filled vacations, conventions and reunions. With easy access to golf courses, waterways and shopping, you can check into a single casino resort and enjoy a diverse and fun-filled getaway. LEVON'S BAR & GRILL, CLARKSDALE Beyond the music and entertainment in
9 E N T E R TA I N M E N T & D I N I N G / G O L F T O U R N A M E N T S Mississippi, there’s unbeatable dining. The state’s cuisine defies categorization. In some cases, it defies imagination. From catfish to comeback sauce, from tamales to traditional Southern sweets, from shrimp to slugburgers to sweet potatoes, Mississippi's culinary heritage has something to please every palate. The Magnolia State is home to James Beard award-winning chefs and noted national food writers. With so many dining options in Mississippi, we turned to golfers who have visited and ANCHUCA HISTORIC MANSION & INN, VICKSBURG enjoyed our delicious cuisine and nightly entertainment to share their favorites. Their choices are listed within each region in the Golfers’ Picks section. Food and entertainment are a big part of the draw to Mississippi. Although visitors may initially come for the great golf, they come back for the taste of our Southern cuisine, the fun of our world-class gaming and the intrigue of our deep, musical roots – and to play another round. MARY MAHONEY’S OLD FRENCH HOUSE, BILOXI THE MAGNOLIA STATE IS HOME TO JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEFS AND NOTED NATIONAL FOOD WRITERS, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BEST HOME COOKS AND OUT-OF-THE WAY DINERS TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE. N O TA B L E G O L F T O U R N A M E N T S Rapiscan Systems Classic, March 25-31, 2019 Champions Tour at Fallen Oak in Biloxi • rapiscansystemsclassic.com North Mississippi Classic, April 16-22, 2019 Web.com Tour at Country Club of Oxford • northmsclassic.com U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, August 5-11, 2019 USGA event at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point • usga.org Sanderson Farms Championship, Fall 2019 PGA TOUR at The Country Club of Jackson • sandersonfarmschampionship.com
11 HILLS REGION HILLS REGION The foothills of the Appalachians reach 18-hole championship layout situated on rolling, into the northeast corner of Mississippi creating scenic terrain and featuring demanding water the highest elevations in the state in the Hills hazards on 10 holes. Region. The rolling countryside makes for Rounding out the DeSoto County golf challenging courses. The beautiful vistas selections is North Creek Golf Club in provide a scenic backdrop, making the golf Southaven. Grassy mounds, large, undulating courses in the region as unique as the greens and strategic dogleg fairways create a topography. The area also is singular in its real test. The most unique feature of the course contribution to the explosive growth of is the signature double green for holes 13 and rock ’n’ roll as a musical genre, as the birthplace 15, with a cart path tunnel running underneath. of Mississippi’s most famous musical legend, A short distance southeast of DeSoto Elvis Presley. County is the challenging Kirkwood National Golf Club. This scenic course is ranked in the top 10 in the state, according to golfers’ ratings on GolfAdvisor.com. The course displays dramatic changes in elevation and wooded valleys, with numerous creeks and lakes running throughout. Lush Bermuda fairways and roughs line each wooded hole, and gorgeous Champion Bermuda greens await your approach. Fully furnished one to four bedroom cottages with living areas are available at Kirkwood, offering convenient accommodations right alongside the golf course. Located in scenic John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis, just off Interstate 55, is Mallard Pointe. Designed by renowned architect Bob Cupp, the challenging course features elevated tee shots THE OLE MISS GOLF COURSE, OXFORD and narrow fairways. Pinpoint precision is In the northwest corner of Mississippi, required to reach many of the well-protected DeSoto County boasts four championship golf greens. Golf packages are available in golf villas courses. Packaged together with local hotels, located at the course. the courses create an affordable golf vacation The Dogwoods Golf Course at Hugh White with lots of variety. The city of Olive Branch is State Park also is located just off Interstate 55 home to three of these courses, beginning with in Grenada. When the course opened, the Cherokee Valley. The course features wide Dogwoods was ranked the fifth “best new fairways and large Champion Bermuda greens, affordable course” in the country by Golf Digest. while 11 lakes and 78 bunkers provide the The signature hole here is the par-5, 9th hole. intimidation factor. Plantation Golf Club, located Perched high above the fairway with an nearby, also features friendly, open fairways and incredible view of Grenada Lake, the tee shot is oversized Champion Bermuda greens, but as beautiful as it is intimidating. Cabins at the strategically placed mounds and water make for park, plus area hotels, make Grenada a perfect a challenging tract. Wedgewood Golf Club is an place to stay and play.
12 HILLS REGION The Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford has Region one of Mississippi’s most popular an exciting 7,000-yard layout and features golfing destinations. state-of-the-art practice facilities. The new fairway bunkers, greens and collection areas IN THE HILLS REGION, make this already challenging course into a great modern course for golfers of all skill levels YOU’LL DISCOVER to enjoy. FINE DINING IN A The North Mississippi region boasts some COLLEGE TOWN, of the state’s most scenic and challenging A VARIETY OF DINING layouts. Satisfy your appetite with delicious barbecue at Coleman’s in Hernando, meat-and- CHOICES IN THE LARGER three meals at Orleans Bistro in Grenada or the CITIES AND DOWN-HOME state’s best fried catfish at Taylor Grocery near COOKING THROUGHOUT. Oxford. And don’t forget a cold, delicious glass PLUS YOUR MEAL of sweet tea. The Hills Region is a great value WILL ALWAYS COME destination for groups. The moderate climate, WITH A SERVING OF many top-quality golf courses and close SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. proximity to the Midwest make the Hills NORTH CREEK GOLF CLUB, SOUTHAVEN
Yes, one short drive in DeSoto County takes you to four championship courses. Tee up some of the finest fairways in the South on your next visit to DeSoto County, Mississippi – just minutes from Memphis. For a free vacation guide, call 662-393-8770 or visit SouthOfTheOrdinary.com Cherokee Valley Golf Club · www.olivebranchgolf.com · 18-hole, par 72 Course · Driving Range · Clubhouse · State-of-the-art Practice Facility North Creek Golf Club · www.wwncgolf.com · 18-hole link-style Championship Course · Bentgrass Greens · Driving Range · Clubhouse · Practice Green Plantation Golf Club · www.plantationgolfer.com · 18-hole, par 72 Course · Driving Range · Clubhouse · Practice Green Wedgewood Golf Club www.wwncgolf.com · 18-hole, par 72 Course · Driving Range · Clubhouse · Practice Green
14 HILLS REGION GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE BATESVILLE Panola Country Club (662) 563-9935 P 18 6,510 71.2 123 71 $$$ 225 Country Club Rd., 38606 BELDEN Tupelo Country Club (662) 840-3277 P 18 6,887 72.4 127 72 $$$ 4462 Winged Foot Rd., 38826 tupelocountryclub.org BOONEVILLE Booneville Golf & Country Club (662) 728-6812 P 9 3,253 69.7 109 36 $ 67 County Rd. 8040, 38829 boonevillecountryclub.com CORINTH Hillandale Country Club (662) 665-2115 SP 18 6,232 70.1 120 71 $$ 13 Oakland School Rd., 38834 Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club (662) 286-8000 SP 18 6,831 72.3 128 72 $$ 3303 Shiloh Ridge Rd., 38834 clubatshilohridge.com Whispering Pines Golf Club (662) 286-6151 SP 9 2,782 70.0 113 35 $ 140 County Rd. 177, 38834 GRENADA The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park (662) 226-4123 PU 18 7,015 72.3 131 72 $$ 2424 Hugh White State Park Rd., 38901 dogwoodsgolf.com HERNANDO Hernando Golf & Racquet Club (662) 429-0317 P 18 6,084 69.6 130 72 $$ 1000 Bradley Dr., 38632 hernandogrc.com HOLLY SPRINGS Kirkwood National Golf Club (662) 252-4888 SP 18 7,129 75.0 143 72 $$ 277 Palmer Ln., 38635 kirkwoodgolf.com NEW ALBANY Oaks Country Club (662) 534-3239, Ext. 1 P 9 3,294 35.3 119 36 $$ 1012 Country Club Rd., 38652 oakscc.com OLIVE BRANCH Cherokee Valley Golf Club (662) 893-4444, Ext. 1 SP 18 6,761 72.5 128 72 $$ 6635 Crumpler Blvd., 38654 olivebranchgolf.com Olive Branch Country Club (662) 895-1555 P 18 6,496 71.2 122 71 $$ 7558 Germantown Rd., 38654 olivebranchcc.com Plantation Golf Club (662) 895-3530 SP 18 6,773 72.6 125 72 $$ 9425 Plantation Rd., 38654 plantationgolfer.com Wedgewood Golf Club (662) 895-7490 SP 18 6,863 73.2 131 72 $$ 5206 Tournament Dr., 38654 wwncgolf.com OXFORD The Country Club of Oxford (662) 234-2866 P 18 7,028 74.4 138 72 $$$ 300 Fazio Dr., 38655 countryclubofoxford.com The Ole Miss Golf Course (662) 234-4816 PU 18 7,035 73.3 125 72 $$ 147 Golf Club Dr., 38655 theolemissgolfcourse.com PONTOTOC Pontotoc Country Club (662) 489-1962 SP 18 6,380 70.4 122 72 $$ 333 Fairway Dr., 38863 pontotoccc.com Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart.
THE GOLF COURSE Shop and book tee times online. Daily fee and membership rates available. 147 Golf Club Drive, Oxford, MS 38655 • 662-234-4816 • www.theolemissgolfcourse.com
16 HILLS REGION GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE RIPLEY Pine Hill Golf & Country Club (662) 837-7863 P 9 3,140 - - 36 $$ 652 East Walnut St., 38663 SALTILLO Big Oaks Golf Club (662) 844-8002 SP 18 6,817 73.1 124 72 $$ 3481 Big Oaks Blvd., 38866 bigoaksgolfcourse.com Natchez Trace Golf Club (662) 869-2166 SP 18 6,669 72.6 128 72 $$ 978 County Rd. 681, 38866 natcheztracegc.com SARDIS Mallard Pointe at John W. Kyle State Park (662) 487-2400 PU 18 7,004 73.8 131 72 $$ 3037 State Park Rd., 38666 mpgolfcourse.com SENATOBIA Back Acres Country Club (662) 562-9838 P 18 6,492 72.2 135 72 $$ 1013 Country Club Dr., 38668 SOUTHAVEN North Creek Golf Club (662) 280-4653, Ext. 1 SP 18 6,433 71.2 125 72 $$ 8770 North Creek Blvd., 38671 wwncgolf.com TUPELO Bel Air Golf Course (662) 841-6446 PU 9 3,026 - - 36 $ 2107 Country Club Rd., 38804 Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart. HILLS REGION G O L F PA C K A G E S CITY/LODGING GOLF PACKAGES GRENADA Come to Grenada to experience award-winning golf on the beautiful fairways of The Dogwoods Golf Course. Golf Digest named it one of the best new affordable courses in the country when it opened. Built around Grenada Lake at Hugh White State Park, The Dogwoods provides a scenic view while playing your favorite sport. 2424 Hugh White State Park Rd. Come to Grenada for the perfect weekend getaway! Golf Packages are available at Grenada, MS 38901 the Hampton Inn & Suites, located just off I-55. Come to Grenada for some of the (662) 226-4123 best hunting grounds in North Mississippi. Come to Grenada to fish in our 33,000 dogwoodsgolf.com acre lake that has been rated the #1 Crappie Lake in the U.S. Come to Grenada to Grenada Tourism Commission sample the great outdoors by hiking, biking and kayaking in our scenic splendor. www.visitgrenadams.com Come to Grenada, where memories are made! THE DOGWOODS AT HUGH WHITE STATE PARK, GRENADA
17 HILLS REGION GOLFERS’ PICKS DESOTO COUNTY (Olive Branch, Hernando, Southaven) (662) 393-8770 SOUTHOFTHEORDINARY.COM RESTAURANTS Sidestreet Burgers (Olive Branch) (901) 596-4749 ssburgers.com Gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Named one of the 10 best burgers in Mississippi. STEAK by Melissa (Southaven) (662) 342-0602 steakbymelissa.com Owned by Melissa Cookston, world-famous pitmaster, this restaurant features aged, choice grade steaks and fresh seafood. Underground Cafe (Hernando) (662) 298-3135 Made from scratch cuisine, including shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and daily specials. GRENADA (662) 226-2571 VISITGRENADAMS.COM RESTAURANTS Jake ‘n Rips (662) 227-9955 Try real Mississippi barbecue, fried catfish or the popular steak. It’s well worth the stop. Orleans Bistro (662) 294-8880 orleansbistro.net Provides the best Southern comfort food to feed the soul after a golf game. The Kennel Club (662) 227-0944 Features prime steaks, oysters, seafood and more. OXFORD (662) 232-2367 OXFORDCVB.COM RESTAURANTS Ajax Diner (662) 232-8880 ajaxdiner.net Located on the square, this restaurant’s food is so great that it was featured in Bon Appétit. There are plenty of down-home specialties that golfers will enjoy. City Grocery (662) 232-8080 citygroceryonline.com A favorite spot on the Square, make sure you have reservations – you won’t be disappointed! It has an extensive wine list and has built its reputation on eclectic New Southern Cuisine. Proud Larry’s (662) 236-0050 proudlarrys.com A golfer’s pick for hand-tossed pizza and live music, this hometown bar and restaurant is a favorite of students and locals as well. Taylor Grocery & Restaurant (662) 236-1716 taylorgrocery.com Located in Taylor, a tiny town just outside Oxford, this restaurant serves the best catfish in the state (and that’s saying something). Enjoy live music while you wait for your table on the front porch of this old general store. TUPELO (662) 841-6521 TUPELO.NET RESTAURANTS Blue Canoe (662) 269-2642 bluecanoebar.com After a day on the golf course, enjoy delicious food and choose from more than 35 beers on tap. Browse the website for information on live musical entertainment. Johnnie’s Drive-In (662) 842-6748 People from all over the world visit here because they want to sit in the booth where Elvis sat and have their picture taken. It’s here that Elvis spent time with friends while enjoying a cheeseburger and RC Cola. Neon Pig Café (662) 269-2533 tupelo.eatneonpig.com Home of famous custom-ground burgers. The Smash burger is a combination of aged filet, sirloin, ribeye, New York strip and Benton’s bacon. It’s a rough grind with a smoky flavor and it was voted Best Burger in America by Thrillist.com. The Bash burger is an aged brisket and short rib fine grind, which makes it lean and really clean. Park Heights (662) 842-5665 parkheightstupelo.com Offers a menu of modern American cuisine. Enjoy drinks on the rooftop or portico, which both have amazing views of downtown.
18 GOLF MISSISSIPPI THE DELTA REGION TUNICA TUNICA NATIONAL NATIONAL GOLF GOLF & & TENNIS, TENNIS, TUNICA TUNICA RESORTS RESORTS
19 D E LTA R E G I O N D E LTA R E G I O N RIVER BEND LINKS, TUNICA RESORTS Home to verdant green fairways and lovers another reason to visit. Home to eight arguably the best sunrise and sunset views in casinos, Tunica offers many musical and gaming the state, the Mississippi Delta is known venues, including more than 300 table games worldwide as the birthplace of the blues. and more than 12,000 slots. The culinary Although most of the golf is centered around options are just as diverse, with offerings of Tunica, just south of the gaming resort barbecue, buffets, diners and steakhouses. destination you’ll find the world’s blues mecca. Two truly top-notch golf courses in Tunica Clarksdale is home to the historic Delta Blues add yet another reason to pack your bags and Museum, the Morgan Freeman-owned Ground head to the Mississippi Delta region. These Zero Blues Club and numerous Mississippi Blues include River Bend Links, which features a Trail markers. To the south in Cleveland, the dunes-laden, challenging layout, and Tunica new state-of-the-art GRAMMY Museum® National, a Mark McCumber design featuring Mississippi has opened to showcase the rolling terrain, wide fairways, generous greens accolades received by musical Mississippians. and unspoiled natural surroundings. Tunica’s The glitz and glamour of Tunica’s gaming home course is rated No. 3 in the state by scene has given a new generation of music golfers from around the world who have played it and submitted reviews on GolfAdvisor.com. The Delta region is full of laid-back juke THE DELTA WAS ALSO FERTILE joints, exciting casino gaming, high energy GROUND FOR THE CULTIVATION entertainment, championship golf and OF AMERICA’S ONLY INDIGENOUS unmatched Southern hospitality, all at a great ART FORM, THE BLUES. value and an easy drive from Southern and Midwestern states.
20 D E LTA R E G I O N GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE BENTON Benton Country Club (662) 673-9881 P 9 3,190 35.1 114 36 $$ 3430 Hwy. 433, 39039 CLARKSDALE Clarksdale Country Club (662) 624-4170 P 18 6,568 71.3 118 71 $$ 905 Friars Point Rd., 38614 clarksdalecountryclub.com Coahoma Country Club (662) 624-9484 SP 9 3,064 - - 36 $$ 1980 Bramlett-Davenport Rd., 38614 CLEVELAND Cleveland Country Club (662) 843-3456 P 18 6,700 68.2 122 72 $$$ 601 Fayette Davis Ave., 38732 clevelandcc.net GREENVILLE Greenville Golf & Country Club (662) 332-7210 P 18 6,685 71.6 120 72 $$ 2476 Hwy. 1 S, 38701 Greenville Municipal Golf Course (662) 332-4079 PU 18 6,397 70.0 113 72 $$ 465 Deer Creek Rd., 38703 GREENWOOD Greenwood Country Club (662) 453-3414 P 18 6,296 69.8 116 72 $$ 951 Hwy. 430 S, 38930 INDIANOLA Indianola Country Club (662) 887-3832 P 9 2,993 34.9 120 35 $ 801 Westside Ave., 38751 LELAND Deer Creek Town & Racquet Club (662) 686-4611 P 9 3,170 - - 36 $$ 500 Racquet Club Rd., 38756 LEXINGTON Holmes County Country Club (662) 834-4029 P 9 2,525 - - 35 $ 1096 Old Wire Rd., 39095 SILVER CITY Humphreys County Country Club (662) 247-3141 P 9 3,165 - - 36 $$ 210 Campbell Ave., 39166 TUNICA RESORTS River Bend Links Golf Course (662) 363-1005 R 18 6,923 72.6 128 72 $$ 1205 Nine Lakes Dr., Robinsonville, 38664 riverbendlinks.com Tunica National Golf & Tennis (662) 357-0777, Ext. 0 PU 18 7,204 73.2 126 72 $$$ One Champions Ln., 38664 tunicanational.com YAZOO CITY Yazoo Country Club (662) 746-4441 P 9 3,044 34.5 112 36 $$ 2300 Jerry Clower Blvd., 39194 Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart. A NEW WAVE OF ENTERTAINMENT HAS TRANSFORMED THE TUNICA AREA INTO ONE OF THE TOP ENTERTAINMENT VENUES IN THE COUNTRY. THE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR OF CASINO GAMING HAS GIVEN A NEW GENERATION OF MUSIC LOVERS YET ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT.
21 D E LTA R E G I O N GOLFERS’ PICKS CLARKSDALE (662) 627-7337 VISITCLARKSDALE.COM RESTAURANTS/NIGHTCLUBS Abe’s Barbecue (662) 624-9947 abesbbq.com Abe's Barbecue has been a part of the Delta since 1924. It’s located at the famous Crossroads of Highways 61 and 49, where it shares its fame with the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. Many entertainers have enjoyed the famous barbecue pork and beef, hot tamales and ribs served at Abe’s. Yazoo Pass (662) 627-8686 yazoopass.com Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Features custom breakfasts, light lunches, fresh salads and seafood. TUNICA (662) 363-3800 TUNICATRAVEL.COM RESTAURANTS Blue and White (662) 363-1371 blueandwhiterestaurant.com Serving great food along with true Southern hospitality was and still is the driving force behind everything we do at the Blue and White. Cafe Marie (662) 357-0988 This charming little restaurant is located in downtown Tunica and offers sandwiches, fresh salads and soup for lunch and great steaks, seafood and pasta for dinner. The Marie also offers a full bar with a selection of top-shelf liquors including a large selection of beer and wine. The Hollywood Cafe (662) 636-1225 thehollywoodcafe.com Home of the fried dill pickle. Also mentioned in John Grisham’s book, “The Firm.” CASINOS Bally’s Casino Tunica (866) 422-5597 ballystunica.com Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica (800) 766-5825 fitzgeraldstunica.com Gold Strike Casino Resort (888) 245-7829 goldstrikemississippi.com Hollywood Casino Tunica (800) 871-0711 hollywoodcasinotunica.com Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino (800) 303-7463 caesars.com/horseshoe-tunica Resorts Tunica Casino (866) 706-7070 resortstunica.com Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (800) 456-0711 samstowntunica.com Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel (800) 391-3777 tunica-roadhouse.com Casinos feature many amenities, including celebrity entertainers, a variety of dining options, accommodations and spas. D E LTA R E G I O N G O L F PA C K A G E S CITY/LODGING GOLF PACKAGES TUNICA RESORTS Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau With two championship courses, Tunica National and River Bend Links, year- 13625 U.S. Highway 61 North round golf opportunities are abundant in Tunica. Quickly becoming Northern Tunica Resorts, MS 38664 Mississippi's premier golf destination, Tunica hotels and casinos offer special rates 1-888-4TUNICA and golf packages. tunicatravel.com
22 GOLF MISSISSIPPI THE CAPITAL/RIVER REGION QUAIL HOLLOW AT PERCY QUIN STATE PARK , McCOMB
23 C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N Mississippi’s Capital/River Region consists of the state’s capital city of Jackson and historic river towns such as Natchez and Vicksburg. Golf layouts range from wide-open flatlands to tight, water-lined fairways. The region’s musical legacy is as diverse as its golf, with blues, rock ’n’ roll and jazz flourishing in these areas. Jackson played an important role in the development of Mississippi’s musical contributions. Record companies such as Malaco PGA TOUR’S SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP pioneered the city’s famous blues and soul sounds stretching back to the 1960s. The metro Quail Hollow was designed by well-known area plays host to some of the top players on the architect Arthur Hills. Golf villas providing PGA TOUR each fall at the Sanderson Farms modern amenities are conveniently located at the Championship, played at the Country Club state park to create stay-and-play packages. of Jackson. Natchez is home to two exciting courses. Beau Pré Country Club is situated on the banks THE REGION’S MUSICAL LEGACY of Second Creek and features a 90-foot clay bluff and rolling terrain. Duncan Park is a traditional- IS AS DIVERSE AS ITS GOLF, style course built in 1928 near the historic WITH BLUES, ROCK ’N’ ROLL downtown, where antebellum homes survived AND JAZZ FLOURISHING the Civil War. This river town is home to the IN THESE AREAS. exciting Magnolia Bluffs Casino, many bed and breakfasts in sprawling mansions, riverfront Rolling terrain, undulating greens and hotels and a great variety of dining and nightlife. breathtaking scenery are found at the recently History abounds in the region, coupled with renovated Quail Hollow, located in Percy Quin modern accommodations and challenging golf State Park, an hour south of Jackson in McComb. courses to create the best of the New South. LEFLEUR’S BLUFF STATE PARK GOLF COURSE, JACKSON
24 C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE BRANDON Bay Pointe Resort & Golf Club (601) 829-1862 SP 18 6,713 71.9 123 72 $$ 800 Bay Pointe Dr., 39047 baypointegolfresort.com Castlewoods Country Club (601) 992-1942 P 18 6,744 72.6 130 72 $$ 403 Bradford Dr., 39047 castlewoodscountryclub.com BROOKHAVEN Brookhaven Country Club (601) 833-6841 SP 18 6,319 70.5 121 70 $$ 640 Country Club Rd., NE, 39601 brookhavencountryclub.net CANTON Country Club of Canton (601) 859-6359 SP 18 6,322 69.8 119 72 $$ 183 Country Club Rd., 39046 ccofcanton.com Deerfield Golf Club (601) 856-3794 P 18 6,900 73.1 131 72 $$ 264 Deerfield Club Dr., 39046 deerfieldgolf.club The Links of Madison County (601) 859-0585 PU 9 3,253 - - 35 $$ 147 Links Dr., Bldg. 33, 39046 lindseymanagement.com CRYSTAL SPRINGS Rolling Hills Country Club (601) 892-1621 P 9 3,302 35.8 117 36 $$ 22145 Hwy. 51, 39059 FLOWOOD The Refuge (601) 664-1414 PU 18 6,635 71.3 131 72 $$ 2100 Refuge Blvd., 39232 refugegolf.com Closed for renovations. Re-opening Spring 2019 with addition of hotel and conference center. JACKSON Grove Park Golf Course (601) 960-2074 PU 9 3,230 - - 36 $ 1800 Walter Dutch Welch Dr., 39213 LeFleur's Bluff State Park Golf Course (601) 364-1783 PU 9 2,931 - - 35 $$ 1205 Lakeland Dr., 39216 mdwfp.com Live Oaks Golf Club (601) 982-1231 SP 18 6,595 71.1 124 72 $$ 11200 Hwy. 49 N, 39209 liveoaksgc.com Sonny Guy Municipal Golf Course (601) 960-1905 PU 18 6,835 71.7 114 72 $ 3200 Woodrow Wilson Dr., 39209 The Country Club of Jackson (Dogwood/Azalea) (601) 956-1411 P 27 7,334 75.2 133 72 $$$ 345 St. Andrews Dr., 39211 ccjackson.com MADISON Annandale Golf Club (601) 856-0886, Ext. 3 P 18 7,157 75.4 135 72 $$$$ 100 Annandale Golf Club Dr., 39110 theannandalegolfclub.com Lake Caroline Golf Club (601) 853-4023 P 18 6,835 73.2 124 72 $$$ 118 Caroline Club Cir., 39110 randywatkinsgolf.com Reunion Golf & Country Club (601) 605-8784 P 18 7,416 75.9 142 72 $$$ 150 Greensward Dr., 39110 reuniongolfandcc.com Whisper Lake Country Club (601) 853-0202 P 18 4,670 62.2 106 64 $$ 414 Annandale Pkwy., 39110 randywatkinsgolf.com McCOMB Fernwood Country Club (601) 249-2833 P 18 6,609 70.9 119 72 $$ 2023 Country Club Rd., 39648 fernwoodcc.com Quail Hollow at Percy Quin State Park (601) 684-2903 PU 18 6,754 72.0 121 72 $$ 1102 Percy Quin Dr., 39648 mdwfp.com NATCHEZ Beau Pré Country Club (601) 442-5493 SP 18 6,993 73.3 130 72 $$$ 40 Club Dr., 39120 beauprenatchez.com Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart.
25 C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE NATCHEZ (CONTINUED) Duncan Park Golf Course (601) 442-5955 PU 18 6,355 69.4 117 71 $$ 57 Duncan Park Rd., 39120 visitnatchez.org PEARL Patrick Farms Golf Club (601) 664-0304 SP 18 6,907 73.6 131 72 $$ 300 Clubhouse Dr., 39208 randywatkinsgolf.com Pearl Municipal Golf Course (601) 932-3534 PU 18 5,947 68.9 122 70 $ 1001 Center City Dr., 39208 RAYMOND Eagle Ridge Golf Course (601) 857-5993 PU 18 6,526 70.5 118 72 $ Hwy. 18 S, 39154 TYLERTOWN Tylertown Country Club (601) 876-2510 P 9 3,152 - - 36 $$ 88 Ginntown Rd., 39667 VICKSBURG Clear Creek Golf Course (601) 638-9395 PU 18 6,557 70.7 115 72 $$ 1566 Tiffentown Rd., 39183 clearcreekgolfcourse.org Vicksburg Country Club (601) 636-8581 P 18 6,059 69.9 124 70 $$$ 127 Country Club Dr., 39180 vicksburgcc.com WESSON Wolf Hollow Golf Course (601) 643-8379 PU 18 6,745 71.5 120 72 $$ 1028 J.C. Redd Dr., 39191 Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart. C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N G O L F PA C K A G E S CITY/LODGING GOLF PACKAGES JACKSON Golf package includes accommodations, complimentary hot breakfast, evening hospitality reception, individual green fees (18 holes) and cart at choice of Lake Caroline, Patrick Farms or Whisper Lake. Golf package rate is $89.95 per person, per Millsaps day based on double occupancy. 2375 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39202 (601) 948-8650 • (800) 874-4737 cabotlodgemillsaps.com Golf package includes accommodations, complimentary hot breakfast, evening hospitality reception, individual green fees (18 holes) and cart at choice of Lake Caroline, Patrick Farms or Whisper Lake. Golf package rate is $89.95 per person, per North day based on double occupancy. 120 Dyess Rd. Ridgeland, MS 39157 (601) 957-0757 • (800) 342-2268 cabotlodgejacksonnorth.com HISTORY ABOUNDS IN THE CAPITAL/RIVER REGION. PLANTATION HOMES, WHICH SURVIVED THE CIVIL WAR, BLUES TRAIL SITES AND THE HISTORIC STATE CAPITOL ARE COUPLED WITH MODERN, DISTINCTIVE ACCOMMODATIONS AND CHALLENGING NEW GOLF COURSES TO CREATE THE BEST OF THE NEW SOUTH.
26 C A P I TA L / R I V E R R E G I O N GOLFERS’ PICKS JACKSON (601) 960-1891 VISITJACKSON.COM RESTAURANTS Babalu® Tacos and Tapas (601) 366-5757 eatbabalu.com Inventive Southern-influenced tacos, tapas & cocktails served in lively, modern digs. Bravo! Italian Restaurant & Bar (601) 982-8111 bravobuzz.com Classic Italian fare and pizzas served in an upscale-casual cafe with lively bar and gluten-free menu. The Iron Horse Grill (601) 398-0151 theironhorsegrill.com Legendary Jackson landmark serving Southern-style Tex-Mex pub fare, unique craft cocktails, and live music. Tico’s Steakhouse (601) 956-1030 ticossteakhouse.com Open for nearly 30 years, Tico’s serves up some of the best steaks, seafood and cocktails in the Jackson area. NATCHEZ (601) 446-6345 VISITNATCHEZ.ORG RESTAURANTS King’s Tavern (601) 446-5003 kingstavernnatchez.com Housed in the oldest standing building in the Mississippi Territory and Natchez, circa 1789. Specializes in farm-to-table fare including pot pies, wood-fire flatbreads and unique cocktails. Rolling River Bistro (601) 442-6601 rrbistro.com Upscale regional dining with a casual, fun atmosphere and live entertainment. The Castle Restaurant & Pub (601) 446-8500 dunleith.com Located in Dunleith Historic Inn’s original carriage house and stables, built in the 1790s. CASINOS Magnolia Bluffs Casino (601) 235-0045 magnoliabluffscasino.com Casino features many amenities, including celebrity entertainers, a variety of dining options and accommodations. VICKSBURG (601) 636-9421 VISITVICKSBURG.COM RESTAURANTS 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill (601) 501-4600 10southrooftop.com Enjoy unique eats such as sweet potato hummus or chocolate-covered bacon with spectacular Mississippi River views. Rusty’s Riverfront Grill (601) 638-2030 rustysriverfront.com This favorite local eatery, located on the Mississippi River, has been voted Vicksburg’s best restaurant many times. Walnut Hills (601) 638-4910 walnuthillsms.com Built in 1880, it was reopened in 1980 as a round-table restaurant, serving cuisine from Redfish Almondine to choice cut ribeye. CASINOS Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg (866) 667-3386 vicksburg.ameristar.com Lady Luck Casino (800) 843-4753 ladyluckvicksburg.com Riverwalk Casino & Hotel (866) 615-9125 riverwalkvicksburg.com Waterview Casino and Hotel (888) 777-9696 waterviewcasino.com Casinos feature many amenities, including celebrity entertainers, a variety of dining options, accommodations and spas.
27 BEAU PRÉ COUNTRY CLUB, NATCHEZ THE PERFECT GOLF Complimentary Full Breakfast Nightly Receptions Complimentary Wi-Fi Business Centers Fitness Center Pet Friendly BOOK TODAY | redlion.com/jackson CABOT LODGE JACKSON NORTH, A RED LION HOTEL 120 Dyess Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-957-0757
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29 PINES REGION PINES REGION oak trees along open fairways and slight THE REGION BOASTS SOME OF THE elevation changes. The greens are incredibly HIGHEST RATED COURSES IN pristine for such a young course. Upon opening, the course was named the third best new course MISSISSIPPI AND IS HOME TO in the country by Golf Digest. UNIQUE RESORT EXPERIENCES. Mossy Oak is located across the street from Old Waverly. With some shared ownership, Mississippi’s Pines Region blends rolling both courses partner to increase golf excursions countryside, towering forests and trickling to the eastern side of the state. Both courses streams. Visitors to the region will find many feature on-site golf cottages for a unique stay- museums to explore, waterways and nature trails and-play package. The site also features a to traverse and historic landmarks to visit. For state-of-the-art practice facility for the dining delights, choices range from fine dining Mississippi State University golf teams. and casino buffets to old-fashioned drive-ins and Further south in Choctaw is Dancing pub fare. The award-winning golf keeps visitors Rabbit. The two courses at Dancing Rabbit, the coming back to the fairways. Azaleas and the Oaks, along with the two Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point casinos, several restaurants, three hotels and combines the essence of the Scottish Highlands unique clubhouse lodging at Pearl River Resort, with a graceful Southern setting. Designed by were built on the ancestral lands of the Bob Cupp and former U.S. Open champion Jerry Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Each of the Pate, Old Waverly hosted the 1999 U.S. Women’s 36 holes at Dancing Rabbit bears the distinctive Open and will host the U.S. Women’s Amateur touch of course architects Tom Fazio and Jerry Championship in 2019. Built on gently rolling Pate. Both courses received abundant praise terrain, the course is highlighted by the signature from golfers and raters alike over the years. The 18th hole, a 445-yard par-4 dogleg left with water Azaleas is currently ranked second on GOLF® along the left side. The course is ranked No. 2 in Magazine’s top state courses list and ranked the state by Golf Digest and currently No. 43 on fourth best by Golf Digest. The Oaks is ranked their “100 Greatest Public Courses” list. fourth and seventh, respectively. Gil Hanse, who designed the 2016 Olympic Along with boasting some of the Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, designed Old most exciting and challenging golf courses Waverly’s sister course, Mossy Oak. Hanse’s in Mississippi, the Pines Region offers signature minimalist design follows the natural many sightseeing opportunities, big city lay of the land. The course is dotted with mature entertainment and an unparalleled casino resort. DANCING RABBIT GOLF CLUB, AZALEAS COURSE, CHOCTAW
30 PINES REGION GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE ABERDEEN Aberdeen Golf & Country Club (662) 369-6251 P 9 3,008 34.4 121 36 $$ 300 Country Club Ln., 39730 AMORY Ackia Golf Club (Formerly River Birch G.C.) (662) 256-3419 SP 18 7,246 74.4 134 72 $$ 60007 Birchwood Ln., 38821 Amory Golf Club (662) 256-9454 PU 9 3,187 - - 36 $$ 1728 Hwy. 25 N, 38821 CHOCTAW Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Azaleas Course (601) 663-0011, Ext. 2 R 18 7,128 74.4 135 72 $$$$ One Choctaw Trail, 39350 dancingrabbitgolf.com Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Oaks Course (601) 663-0011, Ext. 2 R 18 7,076 74.6 139 72 $$$$ One Choctaw Trail, 39350 dancingrabbitgolf.com COLUMBUS Elm Lake Golf Course (662) 329-8964 SP 18 6,913 73.4 125 72 $$ 1609 Taylor Thurston Rd., 39701 elmlakegolfcourse.com Green Oaks Golf Course (662) 328-3879 P 18 6,491 70.0 114 72 $$ 326 Green Oaks Dr., 39705 greenoaksgolfcourse.com Lion Hills Golf Club (662) 328-4837 PU 18 6,410 71.2 129 72 $$ 2331 Military Rd., 39705 eastms.edu/locations/lion-hills DECATUR Decatur Country Club (601) 635-2077 P 9 2,817 67.2 128 35 $ 15627 Hwy. 503, 39327 EUPORA Eupora Country Club (662) 258-6772 P 9 3,009 34.6 109 36 $ Hwy. 82, 39744 euporacountryclub.org KOSCIUSKO Redbud Springs Golf & Country Club (662) 289-5446 P 9 2,827 33.4 - 36 $$ 120 Golf Course Rd., 39090 MERIDIAN Briarwood Golf Club (601) 686-2848 SP 18 6,928 72.7 124 72 $$$ 308 Briarwood Rd., 39305 briarwoodgolfclubms.com Lakeview Golf Course (601) 693-3301 PU 18 5,674 67.4 114 70 $ 2633 Lakeview Golf Course Rd., 39301 Northwood Country Club (601) 483-5551 P 18 6,212 70.0 113 71 $$$$ 4300 Country Club Dr., 39305 northwoodcountryclub.org Ponta Creek Golf Course (601) 679-2526 M 9 3,200 - - 36 $ 388 Allen Rd., NAS Meridian, 39309 navymwrmeridian.com PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Country Club (601) 656-8512 P 18 6,431 70.8 119 72 $$ 109 Country Club Dr., 39350 QUITMAN Quitman Country Club (601) 776-2582 P 18 6,268 70.6 118 72 $$ 662 Hwy. 511, 39355 STARKVILLE Mississippi State University Golf Course (662) 325-3028 PU 18 6,604 72.0 126 71 $$ 14279 Hwy. 182 E, 39759 golf.msstate.edu Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart.
31 PINES REGION GOLF COURSES CITY / GOLF COURSE PHONE / WEBSITE TYPE HOLES YDG RTG SLP PAR FEE STARKVILLE (CONTINUED) Starkville Country Club (662) 323-1733 P 18 6,560 71.8 129 72 $$ 1800 S Montgomery St., 39760 starkvillecc.org WEST POINT Mossy Oak Golf Club (662) 524-1000 SP 18 7,212 74.5 135 72 $$$$ One Mossy Oak Dr., 39773 mossyoakgolf.com Old Waverly Golf Club (662) 494-8780 P 18 7,000 74.0 140 72 $$$$ One Magnolia Dr., 39773 oldwaverly.com West Point Country Club (662) 494-3535 P 9 3,011 70.0 113 35 $$ 1145 Lakeshore Dr., 39773 WINONA Winona Country Club (662) 283-4211 SP 9 2,901 34.6 117 36 $$ Hwy. 407, 38967 Golf courses are listed alphabetically by city. Course Statistics are from the back tees. YDG = Yardage; RTG = Rating; SLP = Slope. Course Type: PU = Public, SP = Semi-Private, M = Military, R = Resort, P = Private Fees: $ = Under $25, $$ = $25-$49, $$$ = $50-$74, $$$$ = $75 Plus. Fees include green fees and cart. PINES REGION G O L F PA C K A G E S CITY/LODGING GOLF PACKAGES CHOCTAW Pearl River Resort Dancing Rabbit Golf Club offers several golf package options designed for 13541 Hwy. 16 West individuals, small groups, corporations, and in conjunction with Pearl River Resort, Choctaw, MS 39350 full scale conventions. Call for golf package rates and details. (866) 44PEARL pearlriverresort.com WEST POINT Mossy Oak Mossy Oak Golf Club offers a variety of stay & play packages, most notably in five One Mossy Oak Dr. new on-site cottages, each with four bedrooms and four baths plus a common area West Point, MS 39773 with kitchen. Located adjacent to Old Waverly Golf Club, golfers have a number of (662) 495-5485 options to plan the ultimate golf trip and experience both of these championship mossyoakgolf.com courses. Offering two completely different styles of golf, this destination is one golf enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Old Waverly Old Waverly's accommodations are a seamless blend of charm and Southern One Magnolia Dr. hospitality. Seven cottages set on Lake Waverly make up the core of our overnight West Point, MS 39773 accommodations, each featuring four separate, keyed bedrooms and bath surround- (662) 495-5485 ing a spacious shared common living area. Larger groups will enjoy our 2-4 bedroom oldwaverly.com villas and condominiums, most with views of pristine fairways and Lake Waverly. OLD WAVERLY GOLF CLUB, WEST POINT
32 PINES REGION GOLFERS’ PICKS CHOCTAW/PHILADELPHIA (601) 656-1000 NESHOBA.ORG RESTAURANTS Phillip M’s (Pearl River Resort) (866) 447-3275 pearlriverresort.com Only Mississippi restaurant awarded 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Golfers will love the fine steaks, fresh seafood and extensive wine list. The restaurant is located at the Silver Star Hotel & Casino. The Porterhouse (601) 389-8074 phillyporterhouse.com Serving great steaks, Gulf seafood, and a wide selection of craft beers and bourbons on the square in downtown Philadelphia. CASINOS Golden Moon Hotel & Casino (Pearl River Resort) (866) 447-3275 pearlriverresort.com Silver Star Hotel & Casino (Pearl River Resort) (866) 447-3275 pearlriverresort.com Casinos feature many amenities, including celebrity entertainers, a variety of dining options, accommodations and spas. COLUMBUS (662) 329-1191 COLUMBUS-MS.ORG RESTAURANTS Café on Main (662) 241-4401 Serves authentic Southern food, including “meat and three” daily specials. Doug and Hazel’s Drive-In (662) 241-5437 This restaurant is a Columbus tradition with the best tasting cheeseburgers and the best onion rings for miles. Try their mile-high pie for a real Southern treat. J. Broussard’s (662) 243-1480 jbroussards.com Enjoy a taste of New Orleans from New Orleans native Chef Broussard. Proffitt’s Porch (662) 327-4485 Golfers love the New Orleans po' boy sandwiches, red beans and rice and gumbo. One of the main highlights is outdoor dining on the water, not to mention the chocolate chess pie. STARKVILLE (662) 323-3322 STARKVILLE.ORG/VISIT RESTAURANTS Restaurant Tyler (662) 324-1014 eatlocalstarkville.com This local fine dining establishment has been featured in publications such as Southern Living Magazine, ESPN's Taste of the Town, and Y’all Magazine. The Little Dooey (662) 323-6094 littledooey.com This has become the most popular barbecue joint in the region and has fed the famous stomachs of stars such as Clint Black, Garth Brooks and John Michael Montgomery. The Veranda (662) 323-1231 verandastarkville.com From true soul food to flown-in Hawaiian tuna, there is some delicious food for everyone at this upscale-casual spot. WEST POINT (662) 494-5121 WESTPOINTMS.ORG RESTAURANTS Anthony's Good Food Market (662) 494-0316 anthonysgoodfoodmarket.com Started in 1936, Anthony’s serves cajun-creole fare in a fine dining atmosphere. Live music weekly. Cameron’s at Old Waverly (662) 494-6463 oldwaverly.com Reminiscent of a Scottish landowner's library, its rich warmth is complemented by the finest cigars, wines and liquors. Murphys at Old Waverly (662) 494-6463 oldwaverly.com This is a great pub for eating a casual lunch, watching a game, playing darts, or relaxing with friends. The Terrace at Old Waverly (662) 494-6463 oldwaverly.com Imagine the serenity of sharing cocktails at a patio party next to an open-air fireplace as the sun sets over Lake Waverly.
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34 GOLF MISSISSIPPI THE COASTAL REGION THE PRESERVE GOLF CLUB, BILOXI
35 C O A S TA L R E G I O N C O A S TA L R E G I O N The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a golfing destination for more than 100 years, as THE COASTAL REGION IS home to one of the 20 oldest golf courses in the AN ATTRACTIVE MIX OF United States. Great Southern Golf Club was AWARD-WINNING GOLF, designed by famed architect Donald Ross and opened in 1908. Golfing legends such as Walter EXCITING NIGHTLIFE, Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Babe Zaharias, Sam INTRIGUING HISTORY, AND Snead, and even President Woodrow Wilson, STUNNING SCENERY. have played at the course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Coastal Region has an attractive mix of award-winning golf courses, lively gaming resorts, exciting musical entertainment, intriguing history and stunning scenery. The historic districts of Hattiesburg and Laurel showcase charming Victorian and turn-of-the- century mansions. The Gulfport/Biloxi area is home to top gaming and entertainment venues, beachfront hotels and condos and one-of-a-kind restaurants. The region beckons amateur golfers with GRAND BEAR GOLF COURSE, SAUCIER abundant and diverse course offerings, meeting the needs of groups of all sizes, budgets and Audubon International Signature Program and is preferences. Professional golfers also venture to ranked second by Golfweek and eighth by Golf Mississippi’s coast to play in the Rapiscan Digest in their respective “best in state” lists. Systems Classic, a Champions Tour event played The name dropping continues at The each spring at Fallen Oak. Additionally, golfers Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. experience the handiwork of some of the world’s Louis, Mississippi’s only Arnold Palmer Signature best course designers on Mississippi’s coast. golf course. Grand Bear is located north of Tom Fazio’s contribution is Fallen Oak Golf Gulfport, designed by Jack Nicklaus for Harrah’s Club. Built by MGM-Mirage as an amenity solely Casino. Both are ranked in the top ten of for guests of Biloxi’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi courses, according to Golf Digest the course features dramatic bunkers and inviting and Golfweek. Grand Bear is the top-rated course greens, offering surprising changes in elevation on the coast according to GolfAdvisor.com and for a coastal course. The course is ranked No. 1 in lands at No. 3 on GOLF® Magazine’s Mississippi the state by Golf Digest, GOLF® Magazine and course list. Golfweek. Plus, it’s the second-best casino course Davis Love III contributed Shell Landing to in the country and No. 16 on the list of top 100 the Mississippi “Golf Coast” selections. Located resort courses, both by Golfweek. east of Biloxi, it was named the No. 5 “best new Jerry Pate’s only coastal design in upscale course” in America by Golf Digest upon Mississippi is The Preserve, the home course of opening. The course is currently listed as GOLF® Palace Casino Resort. This course has been Magazine’s fifth best course in the state, sixth granted membership into the prestigious according to Golf Digest and ninth by Golfweek.
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