This twenty-six miles stretch of man-made beach is often called “The Southern Riviera” which triumphantly stood with the test of time. With the variety of excellent golf courses in the Biloxi area, golfing has become a big pastime in the Gulf Coast. It was also the home of the first golf course in Mississippi that opened in 1908. Today, Biloxi holds over 20 championship courses designed by professional players as well as architects.
The Diamond Head Country Club is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, 8 lighted hydra clay tennis courts and more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and banquet spaces. The golf layout was designed by Earl Stone and John Lefoy where the tree-lined fairways bring about major challenges to both courses. The Cardinal Course offers up the wooded, gently rolling terrain less the parallel fairways and extra long sand bunkers.
The Pine Course of the Diamond Head Country Club continues to meet the high standards for golf courses in the Gulf Coast. The layout which was designed by Earl Stone and John Lefoy, can live up to every golfer’s expectations. From the tee to the green, the player will encounter the variation in shots from the well-placed bunkers and waters that comes into play.
Jack Daray carved one of the sportiest 18-hole courses in the South over the hill and dale and through the forests and streams of the Gulf Hills Golf Club area. The well manicured, velvet greens and rolling hills complimented by the gentle gulf breeze allow the player to take on the challenges in the course. For over 70 years, the Gulf Hills Golf Club has become an important part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast golfing community.
A favorite of the locals as well as the tourists, the Mississippi National Golf Club is now one of the region’s top public courses. Designed by Earl Stone, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece is set on some of the most breathtaking terrain in the Gulf Coast. The layout features the 6,983-yard, par-72 with water that comes into play on 19 holes. The golf club was able to host the Nike Tour Event.
In 2002, the Shell Landing Golf Club was named among “America’s Best New Courses” by Golf Digest. In 2003, this Davis Love championship design received another citation, now being the #5 Best New Upscale Public course located in the South. The five sets of tees and great course condition await every golfer who wants to test his skills and take on the challenges of the Shell Landing Golf Club course.
The Bridges Golf Club is nestled in a 600-acre property that runs across 17 lakes and 14 acres of marsh, wetlands, and the luscious fairways. The layout features the 21 wooden bridges where the golf club got its name. This 18-hole, par 72 golf course offers the any of the four tees with an array of challenges that will put to test every golfer’s skills.
The Oaks Golf Club which originally opened in 1998 is nestled in the majestic timberlands and native wetlands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This striking 72-par layout features strategic bunkering, a meandering routing, and the dramatic green complexes. With the course’s ten year existence, it has received various citations including the 4 Star Rating in Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play for 2007-2008. The Course was also able to hold the PGA Tour Qualifying in 2003 along with other big events.
The mossy, majestic live oaks that reach out over the course covers the well designed Preserve Golf Club. Award winning golf course designer Jerry Pate created the generous fairways and rolling greens to blend with the natural Southern cypress swamps, pitcher plant bogs, and the marshy wetlands to come up with a more challenging layout. In 2007, the course was selected as one of the “Best New Courses” by Golf Digest.
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