4. April 2012 08:48
April is Golf Month throughout the state of Mississippi. Golf courses all over the state are opening their doors and encouraging people to come and enjoy a round on the links by offering special deals and giveaways all through the month. So grab your clubs and head to your local course, or take a day trip across the state to one you’ve never played and start working on your swing! If you don’t have time to play 18 holes, then some other ideas could be to schedule lessons or just head out to the driving range for half an hour. Golf is a great sport to share with the whole family or one you can play by yourself and unwind from a week at the office.
Golf in Mississippi is divided into five regions throughout the state:
The Hills Region- Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the northeastern corner of the state, it has the highest elevation of any of the regions.
The Delta Region- Defined by its wide open of cotton, it’s remarkably flat and contains some of the most fertile soil in the country, as evidenced by the plush, green fairways and greens.
The Capital/River Region- This region is a large mix of glaring contrasts, from wide-open flatlands, to water-laden fairways and rolling terrain with large undulating greens.
The Pines Region- A soothing blend of rolling countryside, towering hardwoods and trickling streams. This region also contains three of the highest rated courses in the state (Old Waverly and the two courses at Dancing Rabbit).
The Costal Region- Offering a wide variety of trees, marshes, lakes and winding streams combined with gently rolling hills, The Coastal Region plays host to several hundred amateur golfers at the International Golf & Blues Experience annually.
For more information on Mississippi’s award winning golf courses, visit our website’s golf page, here.