Great Southern Golf Club

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3.6
110
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
82.8%
Recommend this course
87 out of 110 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
14
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
27
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6278
Slope 117
Rating 69.7
Type Semi-Private
Established in 1908, the Great Southern Golf Club overlooks the Gulf of Mexico as the oldest golf course in Mississippi. That helps explain the course's peculiar greens. In 1999, Great Southern Golf Club was renovated by Brian Curly, who took pains to keep Ross' square greens and still satisfy the USGA's specifications. The greens are minuscule, undulating and hump-backed with deep swales in the middle of some and wild, unexpected slopes in others. No. 6, for example, is a 250-yard par-4, which appears easy enough, but there are big oaks on both sides of the fairways, a small, elevated green that slopes sharply left to right and bunkers left, front and behind. Great Southern Golf Club measures 6,278 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 69.7 USGA rating. The course features three sets of tees for different skill levels.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6278 yards 69.7 117
White 72 5984 yards 68.6 114
Scarlet 71 4881 yards 67.5 114
Scorecard for Great Southern Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 69.5/122 439 404 188 398 366 250 110 481 341 2977 155 396 351 162 468 497 520 312 398 3259 6236
White M: 67.9/120 421 395 177 378 345 241 104 470 325 2856 140 371 339 153 435 467 500 301 391 3097 5953
Yellow M: 64.8/111 W: 68.6/119 303 338 172 291 241 234 104 431 297 2411 137 275 288 135 426 452 453 287 324 2777 5188
Scarlet M: 63.7/108 W: 67.6/114 245 317 166 282 241 227 98 410 294 2280 119 266 264 120 351 403 411 282 309 2525 4805
Handicap 1 5 3 11 13 15 17 9 7 18 10 12 14 6 4 2 16 8
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 3 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 3 11 13 15 17 1 7 18 10 12 14 6 4 2 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1908
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass/Rye grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1922) Brian Curley (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
110

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Near Local Attractions 10

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pretty area but course needs better care.

Sand traps were mud holes. Greens need work. Fairways were okay. Beautiful area with large oak trees and the bay in the background. Square greens are interesting.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

OK for the price

The course needs some work, but for the price you can still work on your game. You get what you pay for.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course was in better shape today,two days to dry out helped to get the mowers going

Greens need to be redone,slow and full of weeds,same with the fairways,No grass.With everything booming on the gulf coast,I don’t understand why there isn’t any more TLC spent on this course.Great location,with views of the Gulf.You can excuse no driving range or putting green,but really,the location demands more.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions greens havn’t Been mowed in a week,same for fairways and tee boxes

This course deserves better management great location and layout,heartbreaking to see it in such sad condition

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Okay course

Although it has been about 6 months since my last round, things could have been better. Tee boxes and fairways were on kind of long, maybe course is growing out some. Course layout is fun but lackluster. Greens were really slow and did not roll well, many had lots of dead spots. All in all i did not pay much and a bad day of golf is better than a good day at work.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old style

Nice layout, good course for what I paid and the Gulf view is awesome. In town for a little R n R. I will play it again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gulf views are awesome

Greens recently “punched”. Large sections of greens had thick sand, making it difficult to putt or Chip. Fairways were playable, but the rough had not been cut in a few days. Pro shop told me their equipment was not in working condition, but was being repaired.

Overall though course layout was good, views of the gulf was awesome on front nine, and the staff / snack bar was very friendly!

Bottom line, once greens heal and rough areas trimmed - this would be a very nice course to play! I will definitely play it again!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SLOWWWW GREENS

This is my first time back since 2014 and it was very disappointing. This course used to be my favorite course on the coast especially for the value. This course has turned for the worse. The course needs a lot of maintenance, not sure if it’s short staffed or going broke but it’s course was in bad shape. The greens were awful, big dead patches with holes in the greens made it almost impossible to putt even if you were a professional. Won’t be back for a while until something changes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day for golf

Great course, friendly staff very accommodating. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Gulfport.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun day of golf on the Gulf of Mexico!

Our foursome arrived a little early and the staff let us go off early. We had a good time......whenever you can play golf it's a fun time! We all play a good round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Price and condition

The hot deal price was a bargain. Course condition has improved since last time I played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A fun and scenic day of golf

I truly enjoyed the golf course. It has some great scenery on Holes 4 and 18 where you are hitting into the green with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. The course was designed by Donald Ross in an era without golf carts and other modern amenities so the holes are close together and a poorly hit shot can impact someone on another fairway. Conditions were not ideal, some thin spots on the fairways and some greens needed work, but considering they had just come out of winter, I felt the conditions were fair. Locals who played in front of me were very courteous allowing - really insisting - I play through since I was a single. 19th hole is a plus with a number of good local beers on tap. I will definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Track.

This is a flat old style course with no tricks, it's the only course I have ever played where you play the front 8 holes, cross a railway track, play 9 holes and then re-cross the track to play the 18th back to the clubhouse.

In good shape for the time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old school fun

Windy test of golf. Slower greens allow you to be aggressive. Two greens with small distressed areas but overall good greens. Will return next moth when in Biloxi.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

This course is a joy to play

Really enjoy this course. One of my favorite in Gulfport. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape but some of the greens and sand needed a little work but overall this course in in great shape. The staff here is always awesome and very friendly. The gentleman in the pro shop gave us the complete history of the course the fist time we played there. Playing Great southern is always a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Rate includes two rounds of golf, breakfast for two at Banyans, 20% off spa services, and late checkout at 3pm. 7 day advance booking required. Late checkout based upon availability.
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