If you’re planning a fall or winter golf getaway, you don’t need to sell your children to play expensive golf courses and resorts. Coastal Mississippi has great — and relatively inexpensive — golf options on its Gulf Coast.
Even better: many of these courses are on or near casino resorts, such as the Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Once you’re off the links, you can take advantage of the dining, entertainment and gambling fun. If you want to get a head start on the gambling, here’s a William Hill Promo Code for you.
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Here are the Five Top Resort Courses In Coastal Mississippi, According To The Experts at Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Bridges Golf Club – Bay St. Louis, MS
Located at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast – The Bridges Golf Club is Mississippi’s only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. Ranked among the Top 40 casino courses in the country and Top 10 courses in the state by Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines, the 18-hole masterpiece sits on the banks of Mississippi’s beautiful Bay of St. Louis.
The 18-hole course features 6,841 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74 and it has a slope rating of 132.
Fallen Oak – Saucier, MS
Designed by legendary course architect Tom Fazio, exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Fallen Oak raises the bar for luxury resort golf in this region. The 18 hole, par-72 championship layout unfolds in a majestic, almost cinematic, invitation to all who love the game.
- Earned #8 ranking in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s Top 80 Golf Resorts 2010
- Awarded the No. 2 spot by Golfweek Magazine Best Casino Courses list for 2011 & the No. 13 spot on its list of Best Resort Courses for 2012
Grand Bear – Saucier, MS
Grand Bear Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus-designed layout widely considered to be among the South’s most spectacular courses. Beautiful and challenging, this 18 hole, par-72 course navigates through natural cypress wetlands and towering pines, with packed pine needle rough, championship greens and deep bunkers set over 650 acres of rolling land in the piney woods of the DeSoto National Forest.
Shell Landing Golf Club – Gautier, MS
Designed by Davis Love III, Shell Landing Golf Course features generous tree-lined fairways winding through the pine savannah, leading up to large undulating greens, and water comes into play on eight holes. These natural features combine with five sets of tees to afford a challenging course for all handicaps.
The 18-hole course features 7,024 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.2 and a slope rating of 128.
Shell Landing is located no more than 20 minutes from Biloxi Casinos and Hotels such as IP, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock, Beau Rivage, Palace, Harrah’s, and others.
The Oaks – Pass Christian, MS
The Oaks Golf Club is nestled among majestic timberlands and native wetlands providing one of the most unforgettable golfing experiences in Coastal Mississippi. Highlighting the striking par-72 layout are strategic bunkers, dramatic green complexes, and a meandering routing, which creates a serene and tranquil golf experience. The 18-hole course has received numerous awards and accolades, and hosted several major tournaments.
- “Best Courses You Can Play” Golf Week Magazine
- 4.5 Stars “Best Places to Play” Golf Digest
- “Golf Course of the Year for the Mississippi Gulf Coast”, The National Golf Course Owners Association
Other great courses in Coastal Mississippi include
- Diamondhead Country Club features two top-rated golf courses and some of the best greens along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Cardinal Golf Course was designed by LaFoy, while Pine Golf Course was designed by Earl Stone and renovated in 2014.
- Great Southern Golf Club is Mississippi’s oldest golf course, a Donald Ross-design built in 1908 on land once owned by Jefferson Davis whose home, Beauvoir, is located east of the golf course in Biloxi.
- Hickory Hill Country Club is another Earl Stone design, this one situated on some of the most breathtaking terrain the Gulf Coast has to offer. Since 1962, Hickory Hill has played host to many state amateur events and the former Nationwide Tour.
- Sunkist Country Club is the only public-access golf course in the city of Biloxi. Opened in 1953, this meticulously maintained course will challenge and delight golfers of any skill level.
- Windance Country Club was designed by Mark McCumber in 1986 and has played host to both the Ben Hogan and Nike tours with past winners including 2003 U.S. Open Champion Jim Furyk, 2006 British Open champion Tom Lehman, and 2005, 2006 Senior Open Champion Alan Doyle.