Golf in Mississippi
With more than 153 golf courses in Mississippi you can be sure to enjoy a unique golfing experience with something for all ages and abilities. However, for some of the best golf courses in the South and to experience some great Mississippi golf you should visit The Magnolia Golf Trail featuring Mississippi golf courses that have been listed in Golf Digest, Golf Week and Golf Magazine. Click here for a list of award-winning Mississippi golf courses and golf events throughout Mississippi.
Courses included are:
Tunica National – Tunica, MS
River Bends Links – Robinsonville, MS
Big Oaks Golf Club – Saltillo, MS
Kirkwood National – Holly Springs, MS
Mallard Pointe – Sardis, MS
The Dogwoods – Grenada, MS
Timberfun Golf Club – Hattiesburg, MS
Quail Hollow – McComb, MS
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast On Casino Golf Spa – Bay St. Louis, MS
Shell Landing – Gautier, MS
The Preserve Golf Club – Vancleave, MS
Mississippi claims a jewel in the PGA’s crown of tournaments. One of only 48 events in the top-level pro golf tour comes to Mississippi each year. The Viking Classic, played at the Annandale Golf Cub in Madison, has been an official PGA money event since 1994. The winner’s prize money has exceeded half a million dollars in recent years.
The event begins with pro-am tournaments and practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, when admission is free to the public.
For one week each year the spotlight shines on Annandale, a private course. But it falls year-round on more than 80 public and resort courses throughout the state. For of the courses are in state parks, which offer great values for visitors.
Mississippi Golf Course Facts
The Great Southern Golf Club in Gulfport is the oldest course in the state dating back to 1908, and has a rail track running between the eighth green and the ninth tee.
Beau Rivage’s Fallen Oak Course, on the newest on the Gulf Coast, features elevation changes you don’t expect in this part of the state, and the distinctive bunkering that marks it as a course designed by Tom Fazio.
“The Wee Links” at The Refuge, a public course in Flowood, has three holes and is open only to young golfers. The Refuge also have a more conventional 18-hole course.
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast On Casino Golf Spa in Bay St. Louis holds the distinction of being the only Arnold Palmer-designed course in Mississippi.
Tunica National, an 18-hole, links-style course in Tunica, offers a training academy with a six-hole practise course and a 360-degree driving range.
Mississippi State Golf Club in Starkville, one of the top public courses in the state, is also ranked among the country’s top 30 collegiate golf courses.
Both The Bridges Golf Club in Bay St. Louis and The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave, near Biloxi, hold membership in Audubon International Signature Program because of their active stewardship of the land as a natural environment.