The Delta Region
Mississippi’s Delta Region is defined by its wide, open fields of cotton, quaint, small towns and Tunica, the number one casino destination between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. This region is remarkably flat and contains some of the most fertile soil in the world, as evidenced by the verdant green fairways of its golf courses.
Tunica offers three distinctly different courses, each with its own set of challenges. The newest addition to the area, Tunica National is an exciting 7,210-yard championship layout. It was designed by former PGA TOUR player Mark McCumber. Featuring rolling terrain, wide fairways, generous greens and an unspoiled natural setting, this 18-hole championship course plays well to all skill levels. The many strategically-placed water hazards and bunkers are balanced with a generous landing area to make for a fun, yet challenging experience.
Harrah’s Tunica features three hotels, a large casino, various restaurants, plus 18 holes of championship golf at The Links at Cottonwoods. Designed by Hale Irwin, this 7,000-yard course offers adventure and fun. It’s a genuine Scottish links-style course with gently rolling Zoysia fairways and beautifully manicured and very playable Crenshaw Bentgrass greens winding around three sparkling lakes.
Rounding out Tunica’s golfing threesome is River Bend Links, situated near Hollywood Casino, Resorts Tunica and Sam’s Town. The lush, Scottish links-style course plays to 6,900 yards from the tips and features sand and grass bunkers, plus unique and strategic mounding. Nine lakes come into play on 12 of the holes. Golf course architect Clyde Johnston describes River Bend Links as “a field of dunes.”
The Mississippi Delta is small river towns, juke joints, exciting casino gaming, championship golf and unmatched Southern hospitality, all at a great value.