5 Great Golf Courses in the Capital/River Region
Mississippi is a golfer’s paradise. Home to more than 140 pristine and challenging courses, the “Hospitality State” welcomes weekend duffers, seasoned professionals and everyone in between. Away from the links, more good times await. From dawn until deep into the night, you can experience memorable dining, shopping and attractions across our state. Rest at one of our many boutique hotels, relax at our world-class spas, or just soak in some of our soul-stirring blues in Mississippi’s temperate climate.
The Refuge – Flowood
A championship course measuring 6,635 yards from the tips, The Refuge has been named “The Best Purely Public Golf Course in Mississippi” by Chicago Golfer and the “No. 4 Course in Mississippi” by Golflink.com. Raised from a hardwood swamp, the course features towering pines, ancient oaks, pristine wetlands and a 15-acre lake.
Country Club of Jackson – Jackson
The Country Club of Jackson plays host to some of the top players on the PGA TOUR each fall at the Sanderson Farms Championship. The 2016 tournament will take place Oct. 24-30. Part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1968, the Sanderson Farms Championship presents a chance for non-members to watch the pros in action while catching a glimpse of the stunning private course re-designed by John Fought in 2008.
Patrick Farms – Pearl
A semi-private club, Patrick Farms’ 200-acre course is kept in immaculate condition with spacious 419 Bermuda fairways and Tifdwarf greens. Designed by Randy Watkins and opened in 1999, the course measures 6,900 yards from the back tees and offers an enjoyable game to golfers of all levels.
Beau Pré – Natchez
Semi-private Beau Pre’ Country Club presents a challenging 18-hole layout. Designed by Mike Young, the course is situated on the banks of Second Creek and features a 90-foot sheer clay bluff, vast canyons, numerous creeks, rolling terrain and abundant wildlife. Golfers will find TifEagle greens, 8-foot wide concrete cart paths, nine wooden bridges and a multi-target driving range with short game and putting area.
Quail Hollow – McComb
Located an hour’s drive south of Jackson in McComb, Quail Hollow Golf Course is 6,700 yards of challenging fairways in a natural forest setting. Renowned architect Arthur Hills carved Quail Hollow from the woods of Percy Quin State Park, skillfully blending the natural terrain with world-class design to create a spectacular golf course with sweeping elevation changes. Golf Digest’s Places to Play has consistently rated Quail Hollow as a prestigious four-star course.