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3.7
106
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
85.5%
Recommend this course
85 out of 106 reviews
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3.7
106
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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3.7
106
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
89.3%
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25 out of 28 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

3.7
106

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 5
19th Hole Specials 2
Amazing Food 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 6
Water Hazards 3
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Seniors 9
Beginners 5
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Near Local Attractions 10
Near the Airport 4

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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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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!!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

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