Windance Country Club
Windance Country Club, situated on rolling terrain just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, has been referred to as the "Gem of the Mississippi Gulf Coast."
The 18-hole semi-private course, designed by Mark McCumber, opened in 1986. Windance Country Club measures 6,659 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.5 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.
Windance has played host to the Ben Hogan, Nike, and Senior Series Professional golf tours. It was selected as one of the state's top five courses by Golf Digest and Southern Golf Journal.
|Red (W)||72||5056 yards||70.1||120|
|Blue M: 72.3/133||396||231||542||170||379||354||503||160||382||3117||388||400||513||379||390||170||549||341||423||3553||6670|
|White M: 69.7/128||379||209||521||144||340||307||482||139||360||2881||373||375||460||359||377||145||492||315||378||3274||6155|
|Green M: 66.4/116 W: 71.8/122||325||174||468||136||320||260||464||111||308||2566||340||318||436||303||335||123||475||283||327||2940||5506|
|Red M: 64.6/110 W: 69.3/118||315||167||433||126||255||252||394||104||299||2345||334||310||384||296||325||90||425||265||319||2748||5093|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Mississippi
Excellent course, but….
Played here several times and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of rolling fairways and sloping greens. Great course kept in super condition this winter. Only issue is pace. Went off 130 on a Friday and soon encountered multiple fivesomes on the course. Apparently the members have a regular and ridiculous pseudo tournament on Friday afternoon. Gridlocked the back nine, finishing in the dark on 18.
Very enjoyable 18 holes
Extremely nice course- played 18 with wife- needs overall course layout/ map for visitors like us- will definitely be back- by the way, the on site restaurant had a tasty and reasonably priced breakfast for 2 under $25/ southern style grits and complementary water!!
Those fast greens
Excellent layout. Recent flooding with understandable no cart on fairways increases time per round. Speed of greens crazy for a European!!! The staff said they were medium speed....will definitely be back to beat them.
Course is in great shape. Fast greens. Fairways are pretty wide. Nice clubhouse with bar and good food.
Layout was picturesque with tall pines, forest and rolling hills. Greens were firm and quick.
Great Mark McCumber Layout
Although Biloxi, MS is best known for its beaches and casinos, its appeal to golfers and golf travelers is growing quickly. Coastal Mississippi has some amazing and stunning golf courses, with plenty of courses for the public to play, numerous restaurants to eat at, and the opportunity to win big at one of the many casinos. It’s a chance for a hole-in-one and a million-dollar jackpot all in the same day! There are 12 courses immediately in the Biloxi area; several more if you don’t mind putting a few miles on the rental car. Here’s my take on a few of them.
Windance Country Club is owned by Island View Casino Resort and is one of the area’s top resort courses. They’ve recently installed a state-of-the-art irrigation system to help keep the course green year-round. Windance was designed by Mark McCumber and plays over 6,600 yards from the back tees. As you traverse the layout you’ll find rolling terrain on top of very tight fairways and average size greens with less undulation than most. GolfWeek Magazine voted Windance one of America’s “Best Courses You Can Play” for five years in a row and Golf Digest has awarded it 4 stars.
When it comes to dining options, you can’t go wrong with what each of the casinos has to offer: incredible buffets as well as high-end steakhouses. Get outside the casinos and head into the towns of Ocean Springs and Biloxi and I have a couple of suggestions. Patio 44 in Biloxi is known for its fresh take on classic Creole-style dishes that incorporate the freshest ingredients available from the Delta and Gulf Coast regions, dishes like shrimp and grits, fried catfish tacos, and seafood gumbo. The Buckhead Certified Angus Beef they serve is aged for a minimum of 21 days. Patio 44 also offers one of the most unique – and delicious – appetizers I’ve ever had. Their Debris Fries are a “southern take” on Canadian poutine. Perfectly cooked French fries with braised beef trimmings, brown gravy, and melted cheese, garnished with green onions. It’s a must!
Maison de Lu is Ocean Springs is another great choice. New Jersey native Luann Ellis left the snow and headed for Gulf Coast over 20 years ago and now calls Ocean Springs home. Maison De Lu is located in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs and serves some interesting creations. The Goat Cheese Torte is delicious; layered with sundried tomatoes and pesto and served with warm pita chips. The New Zealand Rack of Lamb is sliced into chops and served with the sauce du jour. The side dishes are amazing; Roasted Red Beets, Roasted Mushrooms and Onions, and a great alternative to potatoes, Twice Baked Cauliflower.
This is just a brief glimpse into everything Coastal Mississippi has to offer golfers. From great drives on the course to short drives to everything you want to do off the course, The Secret Coast has got you covered.
Great course - watch out for the starter though!
Had a great time - the course and the majority of the staff were great. Watch out for the starter who is a affectionately known as grumpy Joe. Enough said!
Excellent day trip to the coast
Came over from New Orleans and playing for first time. Course conditions excellent. Tees, fairways and especially greens were perfect. Layout is beautiful, cutting through pine trees with rolling hills. Only negative is pace of play and lack of marshals to make strong suggestions and pair up twosomes. Will def come back.
This course was fun to play
This is a great course to play and the staff was great!
greens were very nice, fairways were mostly in great shape. Some of the traps needed attention, but they were not bad. Enjoyed the track, thought it was a nice blend of holes, some easy, some harder. Would definitely play again. Snack bar had a really nice cheeseburger.