If you’re planning a visit to Mississippi, be sure to bring your clubs. Mississippi is quickly earning a reputation as a golfing destination, with courses designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Fazio, and other celebrated designers ready to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Some of Mississippi’s finest courses are located at our top casino resorts – be sure to look for packages that combine golf, hotel and casino amenities to make the most of your stay.
The Refuge reopened in early 2021 after an extensive redesign and modernization that offers stunning views and impeccable course conditions. The Troon-managed course, which placed second in Golf Magazine’s Renovation of the Year rankings for public courses, is adjacent to The Refuge Hotel and Conference Center, making it a perfect destination for combining work and play.
Offered exclusively to guests of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the 510-acre Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak golf course features gently rolling terrain in a scenic setting nestled at the edge of the De Soto National Forest. The course has consistently ranked as one of Mississippi’s best and is currently ranked in the number-two position of Golfweek’s Best Casino Course list.
Gulfport’s Windance Country Club is a semi-private, 18-hole championship course featuring rolling hills, tight fairways and numerous water hazards. The course, which was purchased by Island View Casino Resort in 2007, is consistently ranked as one of Golfweek magazine’s “Best Places You Can Play” and boasts a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine.
The 245-acre Preserve Golf Club was designed by Jerry Pate and is one of the state’s favorite “pure golf” courses. In recognition of the course’s comprehensive environmental planning and sustainable resource management practices, it was granted membership to the Audubon International Signature Program. The Preserve is owned and operated by Palace Casino Resort.
Designed by golf’s “Golden Bear” and opened to the public in 1999, Grand Bear Golf Club has a secluded setting, six miles into the De Soto National Forest along the Big Biloxi River. The 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Course features challenging layouts with well-manicured fairways bordered by towering pines and natural cypress wetlands.
More than 21 wooden bridges are incorporated into the design of the Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, The Bridges. Located in Bay St. Louis, the course is set on 600 acres that feature 17 lakes, saltwater marshland, and moss-draped live oaks. The Bridges was the first resort golf course in the world to obtain Audubon International’s Certified Silver Signature status.