Great Southern Golf Club

Gulfport, Mississippi | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6278 yards

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.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Scarlet 71 4881 67.5 114
White 72 5984 68.6 114
Black 72 6278 69.7 117

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Brian Curley, Donald Ross
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 1908
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: No
  • Putting green: Yes


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


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


2000 Beach Dr
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Harrison County
P: (228) 896-3536
F: (228) 604-4431

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Kerry
    on October 27th, 2015 13:53
    Huge improvements over the last three months, especially the greens. Great views, and fun to play. Helpful and welcoming staff. We'll be back.
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Brett
    on January 19th, 2014 11:54
    It was worth the money. It has great history. It was messed up by the hurricane, but they are working on it. It was a fun play. You can sense the history.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by cv
    on January 14th, 2014 10:38
    Golf course has came a long way over the past year. Great things happening at the Great Southern.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by DKnox
    on March 25th, 2013 07:03
    One of my favorite golf courses for warming up. Needs more grass on the fairways and greens. Good course layout and a few great views. Priced right for condition of course.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by KA
    on February 21st, 2013 05:49
    Good course for a warm-up round, some good views of the ocean and a lot of history.
  • 2 stars out of 5
    by geoff
    on February 06th, 2013 18:57
    Not the worst course I have ever played, but not terrible overall
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