Windance Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6659
Slope 129
Rating 72.5
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Windance Country Club, situated on rolling terrain just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, has been referred to as the "Gem of the Mississippi Gulf Coast." The 18-hole semi-private course, designed by Mark McCumber, opened in 1986. Windance Country Club measures 6,659 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.5 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels. Windance has played host to the Ben Hogan, Nike, and Senior Series Professional golf tours. It was selected as one of the state's top five courses by Golf Digest and Southern Golf Journal.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6659 yards 72.5 129
White 72 6112 yards 70.2 122
Green 72 5380 yards 66.5 111
Red (W) 72 5056 yards 70.1 120
Scorecard for Windance
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.5/129 389 231 538 174 376 354 500 160 388 3110 386 399 513 382 388 170 549 341 421 3549 6659
White M: 69.5/125 368 209 518 144 340 307 476 139 373 2874 370 373 453 354 373 145 488 310 372 3238 6112
Green M: 66.5/111 332 174 479 136 326 258 404 111 322 2542 344 318 388 302 339 123 430 271 323 2838 5380
Red W: 70.1/120 309 167 365 126 295 252 393 104 304 2315 337 310 382 295 329 90 425 258 315 2741 5056
Handicap 8 6 2 18 4 14 10 16 12 5 3 9 13 11 15 1 17 7
Par 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 12 4 2 16 10 14 6 18 8 5 9 3 15 13 11 1 17 7

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark McCumber (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.1
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Handicap 15-19
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course with poor pace of play

We played Windance on a beautiful clear but windy day. The course was in excellent shape from tee to green and the greens were very very true. You had better beware of the subtle breaks as every green here has them. Number 2 is a monster Par 3 but after that the length becomes a bit more reasonable throughput the round. Hole sixteen is a great par 5 and to us was the top hole on the course but overall a very pleasant round in view of the golf course.

The problem we encountered was pace of play of the lack of it. The first 4 holes were fine and then we caught up to the 5 some on the course which was often waiting on the 4some in front of them. Pace pf play issues can be attributed to the course as well as the golfers. In this case I am not sure why a 5some is ever allowed to play much less on a very busy Sunday. The other point is golfers, including those in front of us all day, need to truly be realistic of their limits. Waiting to hit your second shot on a par 5 from over 250 yds out until the group in front of you has cleared the green is seldom truly needed and never was on this day.

The staff was very friendly and the cart girl was ever present during the round…something that many places seems to be lacking.

Would recommend this course to other with the warning of weekend play could be very slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing

Good value option in Biloxi area

Windance is a step or two below some of the top courses in Biloxi-Gulfport like Shell Landing, Grand Bear and The Preserve, but it's a fine value at about $59-75, less than the cost of the above area courses, perhaps because this course is in a residential community, while the others are more secluded.

The layout is pretty interesting, and the greens are really tough. We played from the tips on a wet day, and it was all the golf we needed. The course has particularly difficult and sloping greens that can really give you a tough time if you're above the hole. The course formerly hosted the Nike/Hogan tours in the 1990s, and past champions include Jim Furyk and Tom Lehman.

I thought the course might be walkable and chose to do so, but there were a few long drives between holes. I probably wouldn't do that again.

I did really enjoy the clubhouse lunch, which included a delicious breakfast burger with potatoes and egg on it.

The course is an amenity of the Island View Casino, who purchased the course in 2007, and there are some very good stay-and-play specials. Island View's new tower is a very good affordable place to stay right on the beach.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Love Windance

I grew up on the coast and loved the opportunity to play here as a kid which was seldom. My Mother lives on the course now so i play it frequently. I also get to watch the grounds crew work while drinking coffee from inside her home. They are always there the same time everyday making sure the course is nice. The pace of play has always been great and I play there often. Windance is a great course for the average golfer or the Scratch looking for a challenge. I love number 15 a little par three but beautifully seluded. Love It

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course in the Biloxi area by far

Course is in perfect shape, greens, fairways, tees. Friendliest people around and the staff is top notch. The food and drinks are fair price and excellent quality. Played twice while in the area. Preferred over Grand Bear, Bridges and Oaks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Nice club- surprised by quality

A very solid course even under winter conditions. Greens were surprisingly quick even though dormant. Number 8 an 10 greens was especially tricky.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

greens were challenging due t being punched in the last month

challenging course ....does not look like a lot of trouble. Lg greens bad bounces.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Excellent layout

This course is an excellent, interesting layout with fast greens. The entire golf course was in good shape, particularly the greens. A good buy for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good

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