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Great Southern Golf Club

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3.6
122
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
78.5%
Recommend this course
95 out of 122 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
13
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
29
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.4%
Recommend this course
21 out of 29 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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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 - 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

Reviews

3.6
122

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 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad shape

Greens in bad shape and slow. Could not tell the fairway from the ruff. However the cart was nice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not bad at all :)

This place really embodies southern hospitality and golf. Perfect for the casual golfer and even those who don't play that often. Beautiful view of the ocean since it's right on the beach and it's the oldest golf course in Mississippi so it's worth playing at least once just to say you did. Price was pretty fair for what you get everything considered. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointing

Grass in fairways still dormant, and greens had been sanded, so the course wasn't at it's best. Greens are very small and raised, so difficult to hold. Course is in poor condition and needs maintenance. Course is historic, so I wanted to check it out. Other courses in the area may cost a bit more, but worth it.

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

Southern Gem by the sea continued

For as much rain the coast been getting this course holds up well.plus the lay out is great n wide open.like it better Everytime i play it with my buddies

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

Southern Gem by the sea

Course is faitly friendly to average golfers like myself n buddies.we played this course every winter we come down to Mississippi.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Christmas Eve

What a nice day! Play was slow, weather was great, families playing golf. Price was crazy cheap on golf now. Greens are usually slow and sketchy, fairways are decent, tee boxes are average, f&b service is basically non existant. Conveniently located and because of that and the pricing, this track is a good value.

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

Greatly improved

Had not played this course in a few years and it is greatly improved. Still needs work on the greens but the fairways are better and it is still a challenging layout. Got a hot deal to play do it was a great value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a good experience

I arrived about -30 mins early and no one was on the course a group of about 7 regulars was on the putting green. When I went in to check in I asked if I could go out in front of those 2 groups. I was told I made my tee time on GolfNow and I would honor that tee time. So I sit in my golf cart at my car for the next 15mins until that group went off. My group of two followed the groups of 4 & 3 the whole round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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
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