Great Southern Golf Club

3.6340941176 3.6 stars from 5 (96)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6278 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 96 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

77 out of 96 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens  

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"Enjoyable Track."


McNu22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a flat old style course with no tricks, it's the only course I have ever played where you play the front 8 holes, cross a railway track, play 9 holes and then re-cross the track to play the 18th back to the clubhouse.

In good shape for the time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rick9286880's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Aarondorr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Old school fun"


duffer77337's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Windy test of golf. Slower greens allow you to be aggressive. Two greens with small distressed areas but overall good greens. Will return next moth when in Biloxi.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u924312086's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is a joy to play"


u476630318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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Really enjoy this course. One of my favorite in Gulfport. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape but some of the greens and sand needed a little work but overall this course in in great shape. The staff here is always awesome and very friendly. The gentleman in the pro shop gave us the complete history of the course the fist time we played there. Playing Great southern is always a great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u665150251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u665150251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GS"


Scott1173322's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was decent shape but not what they charged me.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


sdcriss's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
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Reviewed on

I enjoy Great Southern. I enjoy the fact that its been here for so long. Easy to play and enjoy the weather. A couple of the greens had some rough spots on them, but the course was otherwise in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2018

golf course starters was nice and friendly,Gas carts not needed, greens was good shape, fairways were ok ,tee boxes needed fixing up a little bitt ,but good course to play at. Too high price for the condition of the course


"Golf 50 years ago"


John1347072's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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If you want a modern well groomed golf course, play else where. This is a classic Donald Ross 1908 golf course, with conditions to match. Some greens have substantial damage, but you can play around them.

Very enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



orayborn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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Reviewed on

everyone was friendly, and helpful. I enjoyed my round of golf and will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun at Great Southern"


mrfaith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
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Needs some grounds maintenance! Good course for the money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tranqu2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fair for the money"


Howard1899936's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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If the rest of the courses are wet then give this one a try.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



MGDEBAKER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens need work"


Cookster1229's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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This was a very enjoyable round, on a beautiful course with 2 holes playing towards the beach. The views are beautiful, I wish I could say the same for the greens. They are not terrible, but need a lot of work. The pace was good and everyone was very nice and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oldest course on the Mississippi Coast"


kellee7877098's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
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Reviewed on

We love playing here. The staff is very frendly. The fairways drain very well even after a couple days of rain .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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