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2.7
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
38
1 Stars
15
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.9
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
52.8%
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136 out of 201 reviews
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2.5
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
1.8
Value
2.6
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
55.6%
Recommend this course
10 out of 18 reviews
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2.4
31 Reviews (31)
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4 Stars
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10
2 Stars
10
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Conditions
1.9
Value
2.6
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
45.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6278 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.7

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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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 - included in green fee
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

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Reviews

2.7
201 Reviews (201)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Near Local Attractions 10

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Course under repair

Played this course yesterday. Didn’t know that only holes 9-17 were open and had to play them twice. Greens looked as if they had not been mowed in sometime and sparse. I would guess they are rebuilding them as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Has potential

I’ve grown up on the coast, so great southern has been a course we’ve played many times over the years. Being the oldest course in the state of Mississippi, I wish the city would help keep this historical course up, so we can play for years to come. It’s honestly in pretty bad shape, there’s more weeds than grass and the greens are very furry. Even with all that, the course is fun to play and has a ton of potential. Just needs some time and money invested in it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad state of affairs

This used to be one of my favorite courses on the coast. Great southern went bankrupt and was sold at auction about a year and a half ago with the understanding of the new owner(a realestate deveolper out of FL) to keep this open for two years. It is obvious they do not entend to put a dime back into this course. Paid $100.00 dollars for a two some. The greens were the worst I have ever seen there, no sand in the traps. The back nine was closed so we had to play the front twice. Was loosing balls hit in the fairway due to no up keep of the grass. Could not find any yardage markers antwhere.So sad. This course deserves better. Do not waist your time here. If you cannot get a tee time somewhere else go play Put Put!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Where Legends Played

Initially I was disappointed by the looks of the course but after hearing the story of its past and the future of the course I am glad I picked Great Southern during our anniversary to Biloxi. The idea of Sam Sneed and Byron Nelson playing this course on a PGA Tour stop all those years ago as well as being an LPGA tour stop made me overlook the rough conditions of the course. The gentleman at the counter was proud to tell the stories of the history of the Great Southern.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course had a lot of splotchy places especially on the greens. Some uprooted trees as well. But, it may be done of the few times I would get to play a Donald Ross course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic golf course

I really enjoyed this track. I felt it had a very classic 50's style PGA layout, which I think is becoming much more rare. The facilities were equally cool, and the staff very friendly. I will play again soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in rough shape

I only played because it was first clear day and location was close to where I was staying.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Pretty nice
Greens need some work but overall happy

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No way

This shouldn't even be open for business.this course barely resembles a golf course.terrible condition.tee box numbers broken off and scattered. No water to drink.wont discuss bathrooms.you could toss a ball five feet in front of you and lose it I should be demanding my money back.course looks like it has been abandoned for a year or better.never again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

This is not a golf course

Just surprised.
you will see. check your self or not to

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Southern GC 8/21/2021

The course is far from being in great shape but the layout really appealing. Grass needs to be cut in fairways and the greens need a lot of work to get putts to roll correctly. Not a bad course to play for the Golf Now Hot Deals price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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Was unable to play but could not cancel from the app.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for the price

The course conditions were pretty bad but for the hot deal price and based on the price of other courses in the area it’s not a bad place to play. Fairways, greens, and bunkers need some work but there really is a ton of potential. Right across from the beach with some great views. Staff was really friendly and helpful! Overall for the price and location I recommend it at least once and would probably go back eventually.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I knew what to expect and enjoyed my round.

I read the reviews before I played and knew what to expect. It was exactly as I expected and I had a great time. I enjoyed playing this course!

The facts stated in these reviews are true.
The tee boxes are terrible, they were in desperate need of attention. The tee markers weren’t the correct color,.
The fairways were like the first cut of rough on most courses. They need to be mowed.
The greens were a mixture of grass, weeds and bare spots. Probably a 2 on the Stimp Meter.
The bunkers haven’t been maintained for a long time and we’re overgrown with tall grass in many spots. I only found myself in one and was surprised that it played well.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I was surprised on how poor the condition of the course was. A bunch of over grown grass, dead and dying greens every hole just about and trees still down every where.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Haha umm... great views of the Gulf of Mexico! haha...

So i'm from Michigan and I come down to Mississippi once a year. I usually play Gulfport, Biloxi, NoLa kind of courses.

So when I found the GREAT SOUTHERN GOLF COURSE...you had me at "Great Southern" and it was on the Gulf of Mexico...whattttt!!! and it was only $30?1?!

Man...I thought I had the deal of the century... Until we arrived. So the clubhouse could be haunted...the grass seemed like it could break in half if you walked fast on them... while putting, a freight train cruised by for about three minutes, hahaha!

I mean, for the view...location...value... it was splendid but DO NOT THINK this is THE Great Southern GC because it's not. It's THE alright Southern GC. hahah Go play it !

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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