Friday, May 22, 2015

Visit Mississippi State Park Golf Courses for Holiday Weekend Recreation

(JACKSON, Mississippi) – Enjoying outdoor activities during Memorial Day weekend is a time-honored spring custom, and visiting Mississippi parks complements this annual tradition with great golf, fishing, cabins, cookouts and more.

Among Mississippi’s 25 outdoor recreational areas are four state park golf courses with affordable rates – 18 holes for $50 or less, and even lower prices at 9-hole LeFleur’s Bluff.

Low-cost specials include:
· Quail Hollow Golf Course (18-hole weekend rates start at $37): Nestled within Percy Quin in McComb is Quail Hollow, an Arthur Hills-designed outdoor sanctuary set against towering loblolly pines and magnolia trees. Some players compare Quail Hollow to Augusta National thanks to the terrain and high-quality golf.  After-round options abound including lake fishing and boating, villas, RV stations and more.

· Dogwoods Golf Course (18-hole weekend rates start at $39): Calling Hugh White State Park home, Dogwoods is a Gary Roger Baird design and award-winning layout.  The course‘s signature hole – the par-5, ninth – is perched high above stunning Grenada Lake, and wide open fairways coupled with large greens make it a popular place to play.  Fishermen love the lake, reeling in catfish and drinking in the serene setting.

· Mallard Pointe Golf Course & Villas ($50 for 18 holes / holiday rates): Located an hour south of Memphis in Northern Mississippi, this Bob Cupp-designed course is at John W. Kyle State Park.  Home to rolling hills and clever greens surrounded by bodies of water, beautiful backdrops grace the park’s landscape, and players can enjoy villa accommodations steps away from the fairways.

· LeFleur’s Bluff Golf Course ($13 for 9 holes): Lying in state capital Jackson is 9-hole LeFleur’s Bluff, part of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.  Both are named after Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s.  The course consists of rolling terrain, scenic holes and multiple teeing areas.

“Affordability and multiple amenities make our state parks popular with visitors seeking many types of outdoor enjoyment,” said Director of Visit Mississippi Malcolm White. “After spending time on the course, golfers and others can enjoy nature trails, water skiing, peaceful woodlands, camping and more.”

To learn more about Mississippi State Park golf and related recreation activities, visit

Mississippi has multiple stay-and-play packages in five distinct regions. For more information, visit or call toll-free 1.866.801.8551.

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