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2.0
Value
2.9
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.5
40.2%
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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.

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

2.5
218 Reviews (218)

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 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

BAD COARSE

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

The course was a good track. Sand traps, tee boxes, and greens were unkept. The staff was extremely friendly. Course pace was very good.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 131
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Shame

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
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First Time Playing

conditions are not good

it’s located in a good spot but it is not we’ll taken care of.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Rough greens

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Very tired

The course had no markers and poorly laid out. It was not busy which was a good thing and very understandable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

terrible!

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Course has potential, I feel like it has been neglected.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
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