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3.3
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
63.7%
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116 out of 157 reviews
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3.3
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 14 reviews
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3.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
59.4%
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19 out of 32 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

Reviews

3.3
157 Reviews (157)

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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3.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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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
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3.0
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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
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
1.0
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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
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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
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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
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Reviews 4
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
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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 25
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
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Reviews 7
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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great golf and friendly staff

We golf this course every year we come down here and this year it's in great shape for this time of the year it's our go to course for price and play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Narrow fairways
Small greens,but in excellent condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great value

Great course for the price. Friendly staff .. wide open especially the back 9 fairways are fine and greens in great shape. I enjoyed my round eve getting a picture of one o the few coyotes on the course. Very good experience. I hope the weather cooperates so I can get back there soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Agree with other reviewers

Staff are extremely friendly. Some fairways were more akin to bunkers. Greens were a mix of sand and crabgrass & really slow (for once in America!).

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Most of the front 8 holes have an ocean view.

This is one of my favorite courses in Biloxi, MS. Maybe not the nicest course, but the views of the ocean are worth the cost of the green fee. It's a fairly open course with some challenging holes. Greens are a little rough, but not hard to two putt - one putt if you're a great putter. It is a course that i always like to play when visiting Biloxi.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great southern

Great Southern is a great price Golf Course is not Immaculate condition but it's a good course for the price

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Great

Golf now should be embarrassed by even allowing this “worse than a dogtrack” course to sell tee times. Do you have any minimum standards?? We played 4 holes and then walked off the golf course, the reason we played 4 was simple, that was when the green was relatively close to the club house. This may have been a great course 100 years ago, but like most people are dead after 100, this course is also dead. What a piece of trash..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Used to be Great.

This course was destroyed by Katrina. Lost 300 trees & clubhouse. Surrounding neighborhood was also destroyed, and hasn't recovered yet. They do not have the play to upgrade the course. Greens are not great. Fairways are ok shape. If in Biloxi, I would play again.
For $35 I was not expecting a resort course. It met my expectations.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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