Great Southern Golf Club
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.
|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|
Greens in bad shape and slow. Could not tell the fairway from the ruff. However the cart was nice.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!!!