Dancing Rabbit Golf Club - The Oaks
|Red (W)||72||5097 yards||69.0||123|
|Oaks Short||68||4400 yards|
|Gold M: 74.6/139||367||468||209||536||190||424||446||327||577||3544||322||220||444||387||566||421||540||177||455||3532||7076|
|Blue M: 71.9/136||341||442||188||516||172||408||427||304||548||3346||304||188||415||365||535||397||511||155||425||3295||6641|
|White M: 69.7/129||312||404||161||498||152||385||393||274||507||3086||278||164||363||333||512||372||479||135||378||3014||6100|
|Silver M: 68.8/128||306||398||155||492||136||379||387||268||501||3022||272||154||357||327||506||366||473||129||372||2956||5978|
|Red W: 69.0/123||282||326||115||394||111||292||295||233||418||2466||229||144||324||305||469||318||400||107||335||2631||5097|
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The Oaks at Dancing Rabbit GC
Our group from Nashville, TN had never played golf in the Magnolia state prior to our recent visit that included rounds at Old Waverly GC, Mossy Oak GC and Dancing Rabbit GC. The Dancing Rabbit GC leg of the trip was preceded by three days staying on property and playing golf at Old Waverly and Mossy Oak. After playing the Bob Cupp designed course at Old Waverly and Gil Hanse designed course at Mossy Oak, we made the hour and a half drive to Philadelphia from West Point to play the Tom Fazio designed Oaks and Azaleas courses at Dancing Rabbit.
The Oaks course at Dancing Rabbit is Tom Fazio at his best. The Oaks course features generous Zoysia fairways that were in excellent shape. The bermuda greens are large and despite being slow due to topdressing, were healthy and rolled true. The bunkering style is typical other Fazio designed courses built in the late 90's and on several holes the liners were visible and in need of repair, but at $70 per player it's understandable that the bulk of the course budget is devoted to greens and fairways. The cart paths are also in need of repair in several places, but these are very minor gripes on what is an otherwise outstanding layout.
The property on which the course is laid out is expansive with each hole being separate and distinct. The fairways are lined with towering pines and hardwoods and wildlife can be spotted on nearly every hole. The elevation changes on the property are dramatic and it's hard to believe at times that you're playing golf in Mississippi and not the mountains of North Carolina or Georgia. Native grasses are planted across the property and if the player strays from the generous fairways, lost balls are inevitable. The Par 3's are mainly of the drop shot variety and club selection is paramount as it's easy to come up both short or go long on any given hole.
The Par 4 and Par 5 holes are routinely punctuated by blind or semi-blind tee shots. Additionally, many of the Par 4 and 5 holes play downhill. Sidehill lies are not uncommon and many of the fairways are designed to kick tee shots either left or right. Our group has some long hitters off the tee but being long is not always the best strategy on many of the holes. A good long iron player will excel on the Oaks course and it's equally important to be skilled with a wedge in your hand 100 yds into the green.
Overall, the Oaks course rewards skilled players with scoring opportunities but gives less skilled players a chance at bogies by keeping their ball in play off the tee due to the generous fairways. For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find a better conditioned course in the region that's also architecturally stimulating.
The only negative part of the experience at the Oaks course has nothing to do with golf and more to do with service. The service is severely lacking at Dancing Rabbit GC. Employees on the property don't seem at all concerned with enhancing the player's experience. The employees aren't rude or mean, they're just disinterested.
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It has been Number of years since I played this course; I don't hit it as long as I used to, so I played the sliver tees. It was the perfect distance being the oaks course has a lot of ridges and valleys; For being this time of year, march the course was greener than my home area, Memphis; I am still impressed by dancing rabbit courses and would definitely come back her; they had off season rates good til end of march I believe;If I go back in the summer time I am sure it will be more expensive, but still worth the price;
Definitely go theses courses in Philadelphia, ms; well worth it!!
fantastic winter round
very nice resort course. well laid out and very nice for the time of year. Weather was a huge factor ` unseasonable 70 degrees in Feb, but made the day great. we are already planning a return for a guys weekend. Staff was top notch and very friendly
This course has everything that's allowed on a course
The course from Tee to green was in excellent shape.The greens were soft which made putts slow,especially against the grain.Very challenging course.
Oct. golf trip
great place to play long course for seniors but very enjoyable round
Course in excellent condition - tough playing the first time as there are several blind shots. Played by myself and had to drive the hole in my cart on some holes to see where things are. Good thing I played mid-week as I had no problem doing so. Course was lots of fun and in a beautiful setting - rolling hills, great scenery.