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Charleston, (S.C.)
Myrtle Beach, (N.C. & S.C.)
Olde English District, (S.C.)
Swamp Fox Country, (S.C.)
Santee, (S.C.)
Grand Bear Is One Of Mississippi’s Finest Layouts
The three courses here, Lake Marion, Santee Cooper Resort and Santee Still renowned for seafood, Mississippi has grown to be known for much more
National, offer their own unique thrills: than that. Blues music, cotton, shrimp, and oysters may have put the state on the
•Lake Marion’s wide fairways, challenging greens, water hazards and cleverly map, but casinos and golf are what put it on the minds of many modern travellers.
set sand traps test every aspect of a player’s game.
•Santee Cooper’s Resort course is a place golfers can escape the world amid If you check out the State of Mississippi Tourism website (
a parkland setting that rivals any national park. or call 1-888-669-7662 for a free Golf Mississippi Guide you will be pleased to discover
•Santee National is recognized by Golf Digest as a 4 star rated course and lives that more than 140 golf courses now dot the state.
up to its reputation with rolling fairways, slick greens and many water hazards
thanks to the five lakes that share space with the course. From top to bottom, Mississippi is absolutely covered in great golf. Biloxi and
Gulfport, along the Gulf Coast, are immensely popular with an appealing
Additional and recommended golfing options in and around the Santee area combination of beaches, casinos, and golf courses like Grand Bear, The Oaks,
include the Royal Oaks Golf Club, Foxboro Golf Club, Wyboo Golf Club, The and Fallen Oak but there is just as much to gather your attention elsewhere.
Players Course at Wyboo Plantation, and the Hillcrest Golf Club.
In the capital region you will find courses like Canebrake, a Jerry Pate design that
The accommodation in Santee varies from comfortable motel and hotel rooms to flows elegantly with the land. Its eighteen holes are surrounded by an abundance
well designed and equipped 2-bedroom condos, some of which back onto the of towering pines, dense hardwood forests and as to be expected, cane.
courses. The town has lots of excellent dining and entertainment options as well.
Since 1999, aong the banks of the Mississippi River, Beau Pre Golf Club has
Mighty Mississippi: Taking It Easy Near The Gulf of Mexico garnered praise. Beau Pre is a very natural layout created by little known
designer Mike Young. The idyllic course setting plays with a backdrop of an
Farther west from the Carolinas lays another golf destination that needs your
impressive ninety-foot red clay cliff that towers over the holes.
attention. That is, of course, if you like warm weather and world class amenities
at value pricing!
Other courses of note in the region include The Refuge, Bay Pointe Resort and
Golf Club, Patrick Farms Golf Club, and Quail Hollow Golf Course. Quail
Two centuries after being claimed by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase,
Hollow is an Arthur Hills design located in Percy Quinn State Park in McComb.
the state of Mississippi is finally coming into its own. A new found respect for
this region claimed by England, France, and Spain at various times, has a lot
The highest profile of all the courses in the state is located in the Pines Region. Old
to do with a huge initiative over the last few decades to expand their tourist
Waverly Golf Club was the host course for the 1999 United States Women’s Open.
industry and expose more people to its diverse culture. While Biloxi eventfully
lost its title as capital of the Louisiana Purchase, it did not leave the people of
Despite its young age, Old Waverly looks as if it was built a hundred years ago
Mississippi undeterred in their pride they felt for their home region and the pursuit
as it winds its way through stands of old oaks and around sparkling lakes.
of enjoying all the natural benefits that it had to offer. Even in the 1800’s the full
length of its coast along the Gulf of Mexico was a popular destination, much like
Tunica is the central tourist focus for the Delta Region offering more than 6,000
it is today.
hotel rooms and three golf courses. One of their finest is the River Bend Links,
located not far from the shores of the mighty Mississippi.
While the roots of Mississippi certainly can be traced to the popular stretch of
coastline and the recreational opportunities it immediately provided, the Gulf also
Mississippi has a lot to offer and with reasonable rates, great amenities (including
provided an endless bounty of seafood, enough to build a thriving industry that
golf courses), and a distinct southern charm it has to be considered one of the
earned it the title “Seafood Capital of The World” by the turn of the twentieth century.
premier destinations for travellers in all of the North America.
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