Great Southern Golf Club
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.
|Black M: 69.5/122||439||404||188||398||366||250||110||481||341||2977||155||396||351||162||468||497||520||312||398||3259||6236|
|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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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!
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.
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.
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.
Greens need some work but overall happy
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.
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.
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.
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.