Our Coastal Region is located in the southeastern corner of the state, stretching from Hattiesburg and Laurel to the Gulf Coast cities of Biloxi and Gulfport and encompassing the quaint seaside towns of Ocean Springs, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis.
This region is an exciting mix of award-winning golf, entertaining nightlife, intriguing history and stunning scenery. The area gained broader popularity when luxurious casino resorts opened along the coast, each accompanied with its own world-class golf course.
Some of the best course designers in the game, Tom Fazio (Fallen Oak), Jerry Pate (The Preserve and Canebrake), Mark McCumber (Windance and Timberton), Davis Love III (Shell Landing), Arnold Palmer (The Bridges) and Jack Nicklaus (Grand Bear) have made their lasting imprint on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each spring, the Champions TOUR Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (www.2015mgrc.com ) is played at Fallen Oak.
Pass Christian is the site of the Oaks Golf Club, designed by Landmark National of PGA West and Kiawah fame. Toward the western stretch of the coastline, Diamondhead Country Club features two courses (the Pine and the Cardinal) designed by renowned regional architects Earl Stone and John LaFoy.
Gulfport’s Great Southern Golf Club is steeped in tradition. Designed in 1908 by one of the greatest golf course architects of all time, Donald Ross, Great Southern is the oldest golf course in the state. Legendary golfers Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Babe Zaharias played this course, along with amateur enthusiasts like President Woodrow Wilson.
Just east of Biloxi in Ocean Springs, Gulf Hills Golf Club has been an integral part of the Mississippi golfing landscape since 1927. A frequent hangout of Al Capone, the course became a dude ranch in the 1950’s and was a popular haunt of Hollywood celebrities, drawing A-List visitors like Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Elvis Presley.
Architect Earl Stone designed a splendid golfing experience at Mississippi National Golf Club, the site of many high-profile events, including the former Nike Tour.
With nonstop air service into the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport continually expanding, the getaway of your dreams is closer – and more convenient – than you think.
|BAY ST. LOUIS
The Bridges Golf Club
|711 Hollywood Blvd., 39520||6,272||132||72|
Fallen Oak Golf Club
(must stay at Beau Rivage)
The Preserve Golf Club
|24400 Highway 15 N., Saucier, 39574
8901 Highway 57 N., Vancleave, 39565
Diamondhead Country Club
|7600 Country Club Circle, 39525||6,729||132||72|
Shell Landing Golf Club
|3499 Shell Landing Blvd., 39553||6,010||119||72|
The Great Southern Golf Club
Windance Country Club
| 2000 Beach Dr., 39507
19385 Champion Circle, 39503
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Timberton Golf Club
|101 Shadow Lake Dr., 39402
22 Clubhouse Dr., 39401
| OCEAN SPRINGS
Gulf Hills Golf Club
|13700 Paso Rd., 39564||6,266||125||71|
| PASS CHRISTIAN
The Oaks Golf Club
|24384 Club House Dr., 39571||6,330||121||72|
Millbrook Golf and Country Club
|600 Country Club Rd., 39466||6,548||125||72|
Grand Bear Golf Course
|12040 Grand Way Blvd., 39574||7,204||143||72|
5-7 Day Itinerary
● Arrive at Biloxi/Gulfport International Airport and check into your hotel. Enjoy dinner and music at one of the local restaurants or casinos, such as the Hard Rock.
● Head for your morning tee time at Grand Bear Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
● During the afternoon, tour the Gulf Coast’s museums or shop for local arts and crafts.
● Round out your evening by enjoying dinner & blues at Shed BBQ or one of the other many area restaurants.
● Rise and shine for a morning tee off at Shell Landing, designed by Davis Love III.
● After 18 holes, do some bargain hunting at the Outlet Mall, or relax on the beach or poolside. Enjoy great views and take in the sunset on a Dinner Cruise on the Gulf of Mexico.
● After breakfast take a day trip to New Orleans. While you are there, visit Bourbon Street and enjoy New Orleans Blues & Jazz.
● Enjoy a leisurely morning or shop for last minute gifts before your plane departs in the afternoon.
Extended Itinerary (Day 1-3 same as above)
● Tee off at the Preserve Golf Club, designed by Jerry Pate. After 18 holes, head to New Orleans and check into one of the many hotels in the French Quarter or along Canal Street. Enjoy an evening of great food, fun and music on Bourbon Street.
● Ease into a leisurely morning before taking in the sights and sounds of New Orleans.
● Spend the day shopping and touring, then dine at one of New Orleans famous restaurants. After dinner, hit your favorite spot on Bourbon Street for a nightcap.
● Head back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and golf at The Bridges at Hollywood Casino Resort in Bay St. Louis, designed by Arnold Palmer. After golf, check into the Hollywood and spend the afternoon touring Old Town in Bay St. Louis.
● Spend the morning relaxing, or return to Old Town for last minute gifts before leaving for the airport in Gulfport or New Orleans.
Other golf courses may be substituted for the courses above:
● Windance Golf Club – Designed by Mark McCumber
● Diamondhead Country Club – Cardinal Course or Pines Course
● Fallen Oak – Designed by Tom Fazio (requires a stay at the Beau Rivage)
● The Great Southern Golf Club – Designed by Donald Ross