Friday, May 6, 2011
Mississippi Golf: May News & Notes
(JACKSON, Miss.) - Mississippi State Park golf courses are offering foursome rates of less than $150 for 18 holes and two carts this summer - less than some courses charge in other golf destinations for one player's greens fee - and there are value-laden stay-and-play packages available at the parks as well.
The Dogwoods Golf Course: Recognized as "America's Best Bargain" by Golf Digest, The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park in the Hills Region offers 18-hole green fees of just $49. Students play for $27 while seniors (60 and older) pay $39 (all prices include cart fees). Designed by Gary Roger Baird, carved through forest and surrounded by Grenada Lake, The Dogwoods boasts multiple sets of tees, a hilly layout and large, inviting greens. For tee times visit www.thedogwoodsgolf.com or call 662.226.4123.
Quail Hollow Golf Course: Located in the Capital/River Region, Quail Hollow at Percy Quin State Park has greens fees of $39 for 18 holes and a cart. Also, use the promotional code "web" and students play for $25, including a cart. Designed by Arthur Hills, Quail Hollow is known for its scenic views of the Southern Mississippi countryside and the affordable Quail Hollow golf villas, furnished with all the modern amenities, sit just steps away from the course. For tee times visit www.quailhollowgc.com or call 601.684.2903.
Mallard Pointe Golf Course: "Recession Relief Rates" at Mallard Pointe in the Hills Region are just $35 for 18 holes and a cart on Monday through Thursday. In addition, seniors, students and military play Monday through Friday for $30 (including cart) while a twilight rate of $33 is available seven days a week after 3 p.m. On-site lodging is available. Named a "Best Place to Play" by Golf Digest, the scenic course is loaded with lake views and elevation changes. For tee times visit www.mallardpointegolfcourse.com or call 662.487.2400.
For more information on these courses and other special package deals visit www.visitmississippi.org/golf.aspx or call toll-free 1-866-801-8551 to receive a free Golf Travel Guide and suggested play-and-stay itineraries.
Mississippi Courses Earn 'Best-Of' Acclaim from Golf Digest
The Magnolia State continues to earn accolades for its quality roster of golf courses, the latest coming in Golf Digest, which lists the following courses on its annual "Best-Of" state rankings:
1. Annandale Golf Club in Madison (private)
2. Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point (public)
3. Fallen Oak in Saucier (public)
4. Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison (private)
5. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas) in Philadelphia (public)
6. Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg (private)
7. Grand Bear Golf Course in Saucier (public)
8. The Dogwoods Golf Course in Grenada (public)
9. The Bridges Golf Club in Bay St. Louis (public)
10.The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave (public)
In addition, both Old Waverly Golf Club (No. 29) and Fallen Oak (No. 41) were ranked on Golf Digest's prestigious list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses." These two standouts were chosen by the magazine's rating panelists out of roughly 13,500 public courses in the U.S.
"Mississippi golf is increasingly being recognized for its many options and excellence, and we invite those who've not experienced all we offer - on and off the course - to come see what the buzz is all about," said Mary Beth Wilkerson, director of the Mississippi Development Authority's Tourism Division.
Win Stay-and-Play Package for Two to the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Visitors to the newly launched Visit Mississippi website at www.visitmississippi.org/golf.aspx will automatically be entered to win a stay-and-play golf package for two, simply by signing up for the complimentary Mississippi Golf E-Newsletter.
The largely expenses-paid golf trip to Mississippi's Gulf Coast includes two nights accommodation at Palace Casino Resort and two rounds of golf at The Preserve Golf Club, rated one of America's top casino courses by GOLF, Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines - one of many Magnolia State courses to hold such credible, critical distinction.
For complete information go to www.visitmississippi.org/golf.aspx.