Gulf Hills Golf Club

Ocean Springs, Mississippi | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6266 yards

Gulf Hills Golf Club has been an important part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast golfing community for more than 80 years.

Located on Fort Bayou, the rolling hills carry golfers through a residential community. It is one of the coast's most unique golf courses, with lots of canals, bayous and bridges.

The 18-hole resort course, designed by Jack Daray, opened in 1927. Gulf Hills Golf Club measures 6,266 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 69.7 USGA rating. The golf course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

The 175-yard 17th hole was once regarded by Golf Digest as one of the top five most beautiful and challenging holes in the southeastern region.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Red 71 5210 69.8 124
Yellow 71 5588 66.8 110
White 72 6039 68.7 124
Blue 71 6266 69.7 125


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Daray
  • Type: Resort
  • Built in: 1927
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: No
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: No


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


  • Week days: $25 - $55
  • Weekends: $25 - $55

13700 Paso Rd
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Jackson County
P: (228) 872-9663
F: (228) 872-6447

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Carmel
    on July 10th, 2017 13:11
    The Carlisle house where we stay at for a family golf tournament was not nice place to stay at all. The pics. of the house looks good but it was so dirty . They had bugs, spiders and a lots of roaches in the house. The air conditioner broke on us ..Plenty flies in the house . I would never recommend no one to stay there but the Gulf Hills golf course was fun and very nice.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Greg Severino
    on February 17th, 2014 08:48
    Wow! One of the best golf courses on the MS Gulf Coast! Every hole is like a postcard .Very scenic with a feel for the region. Just enough water to make it interesting. Challenging for all levels of golfers. We found ourselves playing this course almost everyday as its great golf at a value price. Everyone here is very friendly.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Vincent
    on September 18th, 2012 13:49
    Great course! The course has a tendency to not drain quickly; however, if it has not rained that should be of no concern.

    Fairways are beautiful and greens are like walking on carpet, when they are not being repaired.

    First and last holes are potenitial Birds and realistic Pars for all levels of golfers.

    The only drawback is no driving range, which means you will have to practice putting if you are early (who does that) and actually take a few strokes off your game.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Mark
    on July 15th, 2012 12:07
    The course is beautiful, but for $50/rd, the greens are terrible! Spend your good money on a course with real greens. Will not play here again.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Mark
    on June 25th, 2012 07:33
    The course is beatuiful. From the Tee box to the green all holes are in great shape. The fairways are second to none. The scenery is beautiful. I tell everyone to play this course to see how great it is.
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