By: Tony Korologos
Recharge your batteries in Coastal Mississippi with world-renowned golf courses designed by the greats! Browse our list of the coast’s top greens below. For a comprehensive list of Coastal Mississippi golf courses, please see here.
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.
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
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