Great Southern Golf Club
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2022.
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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|White M: 67.9/120||421||395||177||378||345||241||104||470||325||2856||140||371||339||153||435||467||500||301||391||3097||5953|
|Gold M: 64.8/111 W: 68.6/119||303||338||172||291||241||234||104||431||297||2411||137||275||288||135||426||452||453||287||324||2777||5188|
|Scarlet M: 63.7/108 W: 67.6/114||245||317||166||282||241||227||98||410||294||2280||119||266||264||120||351||403||411||282||309||2525||4805|
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COARSE IN TERRIBLE SHAPE. MOLE CRICKETS EVERYWHERE, GRASS NOT CUT. TEE BOXES TERRIBEL, HALF THE HOLES YOU DIDNT TEE OFF ON TEE BOX,YOU TEEDOFF FROM SPOT IN FAIRWAY. GREENS TERRIBLE. SHOULD NOT CHARGE TO PLAY THIS COARSE.
Stunning views for a hacker game
Stunning views of the gulf but course has not been maintained. Works for the average hacker but frustrating at times. Chose to focus on the amazing views as normally couldn’t afford Oceanside golf.
The course was a good track. Sand traps, tee boxes, and greens were unkept. The staff was extremely friendly. Course pace was very good.
Got a golfnow hot deal. I was told after I played that the course is in the process of closing. The course has some character and views. The fairways had not been mowed probably for a few days, had to really watch your ball to see the area it landed in. Sand traps were non existent but the greens were in excellent shape, weird. What a shame that a course like this goes into disrepair.
The greens were in very bad shape. Ne t to impossible to get a good roll. Tee boxes were in higher grass. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The course had no markers and poorly laid out. It was not busy which was a good thing and very understandable.
yes it is winter! but this course is pretty bad...
1. parking lot-------park wherever no lines/parking
2. cart-------coke spewed all over windshield + dirty cart
3. cart path------nada ---very bad
4. fairway? --- what fairway, couldn't tell dif from fairway or out of bounds or markers ?!
5. appearance------pretty bad---dead trees all over
6. do they have a maintence crew? doesn't appear to!
7. most likely should sell out and let new owners give it a total re-do-----very much needed!
being our first time there looking at the coast should be an amazing experience , not so much!
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.
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.
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!