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3.2
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.8
60.7%
Recommend this course
120 out of 166 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.7
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.5
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 14 reviews
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3.1
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
60.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6278 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.7

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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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 - included in green fee
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

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.2
166 Reviews (166)

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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Conditions Fair
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Fun short course

Fun course very short holes
Fairways descent tee boxes and greens very poor condition. I stopped putting 8 holes in. No long holes so you could really take control with irons.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Older Course

This course says it is the oldest in MS and I wanted to play since it was close to beach where I was staying. The course was not in the best condition, but I enjoyed my round as it was not busy and I could take my time teaching my nephew the game. The staff was great and the value for the money on weekend was great. Don't play here if you are looking for a perfectly manicured course because this is not it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens bad shape

Was first one off at 7am by myself so no issues with pace of players. Great track as far as the layout goes. Fairways were average. Lots of areas that needed mowing. The greens were the worst I’ve played on in 20+ years of playing golf. Very old course as advertised as the oldest in state of Mississippi built in 1908. Greens were multiple types of grass and very long like putting on shag carpet. I had to putt the ball 2-3 times as hard as what you would expect on any normal putt on bent grass or other normal golf course green conditions. Pro shop employee gave be discount so paid 35 instead of online 40 normal price. But honestly would expect to pay only 20’ish for the course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Discriminatory Practices Against Female Golfers

I participated in a 2 day tournament which stated 50% of the players handicap would be used..
After paying my $100 entry fee, it was decided 41 out of the 42 players would receive 50% of their handicap, I, being the only female player, would receive only 33%.
My handicap is established through GHIN at this golf course and I find this a blatant discrimination against female golfers. After contacting them to discuss why the difference for myself, I was told they would get back to me. As of today, I have never heard from them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Looks like it should have cattle grazing

The tee boxes are aweful. The fairways looked like the rough and the greens looked like they should have been a fairway. The guy in the proshop got mad because I purchased my green fees through golfnow. Not a good experience. Shot an 82. Should have been better.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 149
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

3.2433 stars

The Pebble Beach of Mississippi!!! Yes, you can see the ocean from a few of the holes. Why not a high priced green fee? ... greens from 1908 (long grass and slow). They should redo the greens to fit today’s standards... more golfers would play here! Great location. Many holes designed well to incorporate trees and water hazards on the property.

Oldest course in the state and one of the oldest 25 golf courses in the USA!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cow Pasture

Worst course I have ever played. Tee box not even close to being level and if you do find a decent spot its loose sand. Cant tell the difference between fairway and rough or another hole's fairway. Fairways were really thin to bald. The greens were the best part of the course even though not one green played the same as the last, some dead spots but all in all greens were good.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Shape

The course was in very good shape. Best I’ve seen the greens all year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

"Winter" shape. Very little grass. Bumpy greens

I visited and played last year. I remember the course being in better shape last year. No difference between tee boxes, fairways, and "rough". Everything was "rough". I will not play again during my visit. As always, you get what you pay for. Inexpensive price equals marginal conditions. Thanks You.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Close to the ocean

The course is located across the street from the ocean and probably gets a fair amount of wind daily. The tee boxes are pretty bare right now, the fairways are sparse and the greens are pretty rough. It was very difficult to get a putt to roll straight. Maybe the course is in better condition in the summer?

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Southern Hospitality at its best

Very friendly and helpful staff. Course in good shape considering it was winter time. Very easy Trac. Back nine gave you more of a test. Great value. Greens ran true. Fairways were a bit thin. Tee boxes need some improvements. Pace play was fantastic.3 hour round for wifey and I. A must play Cheers!,!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun and fast!

Great little course with fast pace of play. Conditions not that great, and the greens really need work, but still so much fun

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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