Golf Course Information
Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, and built in 1908 by Charles Nieman, a prominent New Orleans architect, The Great Southern Golf Course is the birthplace of golf in Mississippi.
Originally a nine-hole course built to accommodate tourists staying at the Great Southern Hotel, the course became known nationwide, attracting such golfing greats as Walter Hagen, Henry Cotton, Jock Hutchinson, Collette Vare' and Babe Didrickson Zaharias. In the 1945 Gulf Coast Invitational, Sam Sneed defeated Byron Nelson on the nineteenth hole of a sudden death playoff on hole No. 1. The purse was $6000 in war bonds! This course is full of history and offers an excellent view for a fun full day of golf!
The 18-hole course features 6,236 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 67 and it has a slope rating of 114.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Semi-Private
- Architect: Donald Ross
- Opened: 1908
- Head Pro: Terry Kliensasser
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6214 Yards
- Back Slope: 124
Green Fees and RatesCall 228-896-3536 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 228-896-3536 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yard Markers
Contact Great Southern at 228-896-3536 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Contact Great Southern at 228-896-3536.
Restaurant and Dining Options:Contact Great Southern at 228-896-3536 for onsite or nearby dining options.
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