Great Southern Golf Club
Gulfport, Mississippi | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6238 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 6,238 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
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: Yes
- Driving range: No
- 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: $25 - $30
- Weekends: $25 - $40