When you're not watching Vijay Singh rack up birdies at the Rapiscan Systems Classic this March, you'll need an itinerary of activities to enjoy with your buddies off the green. Check out Coastal Mississippi's suggestions below!
What better way to immerse yourself in Coastal Mississippi culture than to take advantage of some of the best sport fishing in the world? With charter fishing companies from Pascagoula to Waveland, and everywhere in between, there are countless options available to book a trip and land the big one. Each company specializes in catching certain kinds of fish, so all you need to do is decide if you want a trophy or if you want something to cook for dinner! Make sure to book in advance so you can squeeze in time for fishing during the tournament's activities.
Photo: Captain Kyle Johnson with Coastal Water Outfitters
A Coastal Mississippi Sunset
Let’s face it, there is no bad place to watch the sunset along our 62 miles of coastline. The beaches on Highway 90 have some of the best views imaginable, and there are numerous restaurant decks and bars for you to take in the scenery. The Blind Tiger Bay St. Louis and Biloxi locations are right on the water, and their signature bushwacker goes great with a sunset. The Sky Bar at The Reef also offers a great, elevated view of the beach. We invite you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sights after a long day at the green.
The Blind Tiger Biloxi Beach
A Steak and a Scotch
Some things just go together—peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, coffee and doughnuts (from Tatonut) and best of all, a steak and a good whiskey or bourbon. And after working up an appetite on the golf course, you'll want to treat yourself to Coastal Mississippi's finest. Highway 90, especially the stretch from Gulfport to Ocean Springs, is dotted with wonderful steakhouses and great atmospheres. The Rackhouse Steaks & Spirits and the Chimney’s Restaurant are great options in Gulfport, with the Rackhouse offering more than 100 whiskeys and bourbons. Ruth’s Chris fans will be pleased to know they can find one of the signature steakhouse’s many locations in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, along with an extensive libations menu. If your accommodations are further east in Ocean Springs and want some surf to go with your turf, Charred is a wonderful steak and oyster bar, and features a wide selection of scotches and bourbons. Farther east, experience Brady's in Pascagoula, featuring sweeping views of the Singing River.
The Chimneys Restaurant
For the Cigar Lovers
What pairs well with good food and good libations? Cigars! If you enjoy a good cigar, then you’re in luck. The Cigar Shop in Biloxi has an outstanding selection, a staff that is more than helpful, and a great common area upstairs to enjoy your cigar and relax. With two large humidors, darts, a poker table and more, you might just lose track of the time in this shop. In Ocean Springs, Perfecto Cigar Shop has as friendly an owner as you will find. They have beer on tap, and if your football team wins while you’re in the shop and wearing the team shirt, he has been known to give out a free cigar from time to time. Cigars in the Pass also offers a unique atmosphere and a huge selection (with local craft beer).
The Cigar Shop
A Need for Speed
If you really need to let loose after a tense day on the green, consider amping up your speed at Finishline Performance Karting. In this state of the art outdoor Go-Kart racing complex, top speeds reach up to 50 MPH on the NASCAR-style go-kart track. Or for a slower pace but with similar verve, try Skal Axe Throwing in Biloxi. A dedicated axe coach will lead you and your friends through a few training sessions before a series of adrenaline-pumping games. The lanes offer the primal thrill of burying cold steel into splintering wood from over 12 feet away. Talk about needing nerves of steel!
Skal Axe Throwing
If you have a hard time leaving Coastal Mississippi after the Rapiscan tournament, don’t worry. Just be sure to come back and enjoy everything our slice of paradise has to offer!