Cardinal at Diamondhead Country Club

Diamondhead, Mississippi | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6729 yards

A view of the 6th hole at Diamondhead Country Club - Cardinal Course with clubhouse and deers in background
A view of the 6th hole at Diamondhead Country Club - Cardinal Course with clubhouse and deers in background

The 18-hole Cardinal at Diamondhead Country Club, half of a 36-hole layout on the property, is a semi-private course that opened in 1979.

Designed by Earl Stone, the golf course measures 6,831 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 132 and a 72.7 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

The major challenges for both golf courses are their tree-lined fairways. The Cardinal Course is wooded and was built on gently rolling terrain. It has no parallel fairways and extra-long sand bunkers.

Golf Digest rated the Cardinal Course as the fourth best public course in the state for 1996.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Red (W) 72 4950 70 123
Gold 72 5506 66.1 113
Red 72 4950 64.1 106
Gold (W) 72 5505 72.4 127
White (W) 72 6128 75.4 132
Blue 72 6729 72.7 132
White 72 6128 71 131

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Earl Stone, John LaFoy
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 1978
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $35 - $70
  • Weekends: $35 - $70


A view of the 13th hole at Diamondhead Country Club - Cardinal CourseDiamondhead Country ClubDiamondhead Country Club is the Biloxi area's only 36-hole facility.Diamondhead lost thousands of trees to Hurricane Katrina, but some stately oaks remain.Diamondhead's head pro says the course was The Diamondhead development lost about 600 homes to the hurricane.Like many Biloxi-area courses, Diamondhead Country Club had to rebuild after Katrina.Officials at Diamondhead say the greens are in their best shape ever.Strategically placed bunkers and water hazards play a role in Earl Stone's Diamondhead designs.Diamondhead Country Club, Diamondhead, Mississippi

7600 Country Club Cir
Diamondhead, Mississippi 39525
Hancock County
P: (800) 346-8741, (228) 255-3910
F: (228) 255-0968

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