Great Southern Golf Club

2000 East Beach Drive

Gulfport, MS 39507

Phone: (228) 896-3536

Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, and built in 1908 by Charles Nieman, a prominent New Orleans architect, The Great Southern Golf Course is the birthplace of golf in Mississippi.

Originally a nine-hole course built to accommodate tourists staying at the Great Southern Hotel, the course became known nationwide, attracting such golfing greats as Walter Hagen, Henry Cotton, Jock Hutchinson, Collette Vare’ and Babe Didrickson Zaharias. In the 1945 Gulf Coast Invitational, Sam Sneed defeated Byron Nelson on the nineteenth hole of a sudden death playoff on hole No. 1. The purse was $6000 in war bonds! This course is full of history and offers an excellent view for a fun full day of golf.

The 18-hole course features:

Back Yardage: 6238 yards
Par: 71
Back Rating: 69.7
Back Slope: 117

  • Great Southern Golf Club

  • Nov 13, 2016

This golf tournament is a 2 man best ball, Shotgun start.There will be a long drive hole and a closest to the pin hole. 

John Harrison Doucet is a lifelong sailor, competitor in the Gulf Yachting Association and a member of the Gulfport Yacht Club. He was electrocuted  while trailoring a J22 after sailing with his family. This golf tournament is to help raise funds for his family to assist with any lodging, food and medical expenses.