Great Southern Golf Club

3.5527705882 3.6 stars from 5 (127)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6278 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 127 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

98 out of 127 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens  

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u000002626916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u827982349's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course in poor condition"


benham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was recommended to us while we were golfing in Florida by someone who had not played it in many years. It turned out to be bad advice. The weather was fine. All the people were met were friendly. The course layout wasn't impressive but had a couple nice views of the Gulf of Mexico. No elevation changes. The greens were in terrible condition with shaggy un-mowed grass and many bald spots. Fairways were also in bad condition. My wife and I have golfed in nearly every state and this one of the worst we played. Would not recommend this course to anyone except beginners who just need a cheap place to learn the game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"A fun old style course"


McNu22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course could use some rain but is still very playable. A very unusual layout as you play the first 8 holes then cross a railroad track, play holes 9 to 17 re-cross the railway and finish up on 18.

Great scenery on the Gulf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bad shape"


chewy2324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in bad shape and slow. Could not tell the fairway from the ruff. However the cart was nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great views, but poor conditions"


sjburk1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are really poor, tee boxes lack grass. Greens are ok. Just not a good value for what you are paying.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad at all :)"


Alexanderbeck93's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This place really embodies southern hospitality and golf. Perfect for the casual golfer and even those who don't play that often. Beautiful view of the ocean since it's right on the beach and it's the oldest golf course in Mississippi so it's worth playing at least once just to say you did. Price was pretty fair for what you get everything considered. Would definitely recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


u000003373395's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grass in fairways still dormant, and greens had been sanded, so the course wasn't at it's best. Greens are very small and raised, so difficult to hold. Course is in poor condition and needs maintenance. Course is historic, so I wanted to check it out. Other courses in the area may cost a bit more, but worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Southern Gem by the sea continued"


we647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For as much rain the coast been getting this course holds up well.plus the lay out is great n wide open.like it better Everytime i play it with my buddies


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Southern Gem by the sea"


we647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is faitly friendly to average golfers like myself n buddies.we played this course every winter we come down to Mississippi.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1832149258's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Charles7128032's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Christmas Eve"


u461256709's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a nice day! Play was slow, weather was great, families playing golf. Price was crazy cheap on golf now. Greens are usually slow and sketchy, fairways are decent, tee boxes are average, f&b service is basically non existant. Conveniently located and because of that and the pricing, this track is a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Greatly improved"


edward6389109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had not played this course in a few years and it is greatly improved. Still needs work on the greens but the fairways are better and it is still a challenging layout. Got a hot deal to play do it was a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



leebenest's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not a good experience"


KirkDI's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived about -30 mins early and no one was on the course a group of about 7 regulars was on the putting green. When I went in to check in I asked if I could go out in front of those 2 groups. I was told I made my tee time on GolfNow and I would honor that tee time. So I sit in my golf cart at my car for the next 15mins until that group went off. My group of two followed the groups of 4 & 3 the whole round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty area but course needs better care."


pjoncalejr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand traps were mud holes. Greens need work. Fairways were okay. Beautiful area with large oak trees and the bay in the background. Square greens are interesting.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OK for the price"


treidohio's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs some work, but for the price you can still work on your game. You get what you pay for.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course was in better shape today,two days to dry out helped to get the mowers going"


bigorange4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Greens need to be redone,slow and full of weeds,same with the fairways,No grass.With everything booming on the gulf coast,I don’t understand why there isn’t any more TLC spent on this course.Great location,with views of the Gulf.You can excuse no driving range or putting green,but really,the location demands more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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