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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7487
Slope 142
Rating 76.5
Type Private/Resort
From the moment it opened in late 2006, Fallen Oak Golf Course has impressed golfers and reviewers alike with its dramatic elevation changes and more than 4,000 stately oaks, magnolias, pines and other hardwood trees, interspersed with ponds, streams and wetlands. The 18-hole private golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, measures 7,487 yards from the longest tees. The course features 10 bridges and concealed cart paths to protect and enhance the natural features of the terrain. The challenge is obvious from the first hole, a par-5 with a dogleg left. A huge water oak serves as the target off the tee. Streams and a lake border the fairway and green. The finishing hole promises plenty of drama. The remarkably elevated tees offer grand views of the bunker-abundant par-4 as well as the classically styled clubhouse perched on the hill overlooking the 18th green and the golf course's namesake live oak. Golfweek Magazine selected Fallen Oak as No. 2 on its 25-course list of Best Casino Courses for 2007.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7487 yards 76.5 142
Blue 72 6938 yards 73.7 141
White 72 6549 yards 71.7 138
Yellow 72 6133 yards 69.4 133
Red (W) 72 5362 yards 71.1 127
Scorecard for Fallen Oak 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
Tee 1 M: 76.5/142 596 479 224 423 488 548 330 203 459 3750 468 396 382 575 161 604 418 240 493 3737 7487
Tee 2 M: 73.7/141 537 455 193 395 461 520 315 176 422 3474 416 379 353 541 150 565 384 206 470 3464 6938
Tee 3 M: 71.7/138 516 432 168 382 426 500 305 154 405 3288 393 352 344 510 133 532 370 198 429 3261 6549
Tee 4 M: 69.4/133 507 425 154 355 390 480 290 135 372 3108 363 328 300 500 114 495 335 178 412 3025 6133
Tee 5 W: 71.1/127 456 350 125 328 360 449 263 110 332 2773 340 300 292 400 107 447 230 98 375 2589 5362
Handicap 7 3 13 11 1 9 17 15 5 8 10 16 4 18 2 14 12 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, pants appropriate for golf and soft spikes. No denim, please. Tailored shorts are permitted if no higher than mid-thigh. Ladies may wear tailored shorts, pants or golf skirts.

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What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 3
Drinks 2
Amazing Food 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 3
Undulating Greens 3
Water Hazards 3
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 3
Advanced Golfers 2
Entertaining Clients 2
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 2
At a Resort 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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Played On 01/11/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fazio's signature bunkering makes Fallen Oak memorable

Fallen Oak is ranked prominently on Golf Magazine's and Golf Digest's Top 100 public course in America rankings (30th and 38th respectively) and is a stop on the Champions Tour. The catch is you must be a guest of the Beau Rivage to gain access. The price tag is steep ($200) and is a bit high comparatively, but I attribute this to being in casino country. Admission, however, gets you a first-class experience that will make you feel like a pro. The front gate is unmanned, but once you are buzzed through you pull up to the entrance of the clubhouse where attendants are waiting to meet you. Your clubs are unloaded onto a cart and your car is complimentary valeted. You have full access to the locker room, where another attendant will offer to clean your shoes following the round. The practice area is among the best I've ever encountered. The spacious range includes many target greens. The full-size trees housed within the range offer nice optics when warming up with a driver. There is a short-game area that is top notch. I could've spent half a day out there. The course itself is a good mix of brawny holes and short ones that welcome aggressive shotmaking. Five sets of tees allow for a variety of yardages to suit all skill levels. The opening par-5 isn't overly difficult, but does demand your attention. The stretch that follows, however, can crush your round before it hardly gets started. The signature Fazio bunkering is present throughout, particularly the ones crowding landing areas in the fairway. The lips are penal and it can be hard to escape from them without simply laying up. The greens are some of the best I've ever putted on. Just try to find a pock mark or carelessly-repaired pitch mark. This is attributable to the scant number of rounds the course gets, as well as a meticulous greenskeeping staff. There is a good bit of slope in the Championship Bermuda greens, and though they were a touch slower than normal because of excessive recent rain, it wasn't hard to imagine how fast they can get. I really liked some of the complexes, like the Punchbowl-esque sixth. Closely-mown areas around greens offers potential havoc when chipping. In summary, the mature hardwoods and distinctive bunkering make Fallen Oak a visually stunning course and worth the hefty greens fee, at least once. Bogeys or worse, however, are lurking throughout, particularly early in the round.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On 10/08/2016
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Simply the best

If price were no object, simply the best course on the MS coast. Everything about the experience is top notch. Everything.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 10/05/2016
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fallen Oaks in Oct 2016

Course was nearly empty considering I played on a weekday and you have to be staying at the hotel to get on. Best feature of the round was the conditioning of the course--greens, fairways and tee boxes all in pristine condition. Ball sat up nicely in every fairway and greens rolled true.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 04/23/2016
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great, but expected more

Fallen Oak was exceptional in many respects. The staff was superb, treating you like a member from the moment they valet your car to the moment they park it in front of the clubhouse for you to leave (there is no shuttle from the Beau Rivage, which is 15-20 min away and quite a cab fare if you have to take one). In the locker room I was given Boo Weekley's locker and my shoes were cleaned. The clubhouse was beautiful, as was the course. And yet as a pure golf experience I was left wanting a little more for my $200 green fee. Perhaps I'm being picky, but as far as the golf course goes it was no more exceptional or memorable than the courses I've played on the RTJ Trail for a half or a third of the price. However, I will say Fallen Oak's greens were fast and true and the practice facility (complete with short game area) was very nice. The carts were as comfy as advertised, but the lack of GPS was disappointing. And I must say my experience was tainted by a very loud fivesome in front of me that had me fed up by the turn, when I played 10 and returned to the clubhouse for lunch (which was also nice). Would I play Fallen Oak again? Possibly, but even if I'm staying at Beau Rivage again (which you must to play Fallen Oak) I'd be tempted to try one of the other courses on the Coast like Grand Bear or The Bridges. All in all, I would recommend Fallen Oak, at least once.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/30/2016
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

As good as it gets on the gulf coast

Biloxi's Fallen Oak is as good of a high-end, destination golf experience as you'll find in the southeast. Guests of the Beau Rivage, about 15 minutes away, have access to this exclusive course. I had the privilege of playing in the Pro-Am for the PGA Tour Champions event here with Tom Bynum, a real fun guy to spend the afternoon with, but I did get to play my own ball here years ago when I first saw the course. I'm a sucker for how Tom Fazio shapes golf holes, and he had an unlimited budget here, which allowed him to move live oaks around the property to put them in prominent places. The signature "fallen" oak can be found right of the 18th hole, and it's worth a walk around before playing a tough approach shot to this long par 4. But there are plenty of other gorgeous looks off the tee, and you may need some help reading the greens, which are large and tough, but very quick and pure. Stick around afterwards for a drink and a meal and make use of the locker room facilities, which are well attended. A gentleman cleaned my shoes without me even asking. Great touch, especially considering we were playing after several days of rain (having said that, we were blown away with how dry the course was compared to some others we played this week; Fallen Oak was built properly).
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 01/01/2016
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

No Walk Alongs

I was not able to play this course. As a guest of the Beau I inquired about a tee time. My wife was traveling with me and is not a player, but loves the golf course environment and frequently walks along for exercise. What a women! Unfortunately, The Beau informed me that in order for her to walk along she would have to pay the full green fee. Many people complain about the exclusivity of the game as a reason for it's down trend. Here's a shining example of that. Very disappointing!!
Played On 08/15/2015
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A golf experience

The only way to play Fallen Oak is to stay at the Beau Rivage Hotel Casino. So, if you are on a budget, then this may not best option as green fee $200+tax is in addition to your room. What you get is a golf experience, not a round of golf. The course is located about 20 mins from the Casino, so you will need a car/taxi/shuttle. You are treated to a first class experience from the moment you arrive. This is the 2nd place I have been where the Locker room attendant insists on cleaning your shoes prior to the round. Hudson National GC being the other. They made a name plate waiting for me on the locker, and when I got done he even cleaned my shoe bag! Practice facility is nice, complete with short game area. So you can take your time to warm up. The course is typical Fazio, room off the tee, lots of doglegs and large greens. From the Tips I found the course forgiving with room for misses. Choosing the correct tees will be important, as the course can be long in spots, and asks a few questions about your iron game. I would recommend moving one tee box up when playing for first time. Conditions were excellent, but with so few rounds your would expect nothing less. The greens rolled at a good pace for August, and were consistent. Overall, if you are willing to pay for a golf experience, this is the best option along the Gulf Coast.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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