ALL FORE FUN: Take a Girls’ Golf Getaway in Mississippi
In recent years, there has been a noteworthy increase in the number of women taking up golf. According to the National Golf Foundation, 25% of golfers are female, up from 19% a decade ago.
This rise in female golfers has paved the way for a new type of girls’ getaway.
Mississippi has a variety of courses suitable for golfers of all skill levels, offering both beautiful scenery and southern hospitality for those seeking a trip to bond over their shared love of the game.
Located near the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Grand Bear Golf Club was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and features a challenging layout with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The course is set in a beautiful, wooded area and provides stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The course has also been recognized as one of the top courses in Mississippi by Golf Digest.
With towering pines and secluded fairways, Grand Bear Golf Course offers a beautiful scenery for a girls’ getaway. Along with an impeccably manicured course, the golf club offers a clubhouse with a fully equipped golf shop and immaculate practice facility. After a day on the course, the group can travel the short drive into downtown Biloxi to enjoy fresh seafood, pristine beaches and a variety of casinos.
An award-winning course that has been granted membership to the Audubon International Signature Program, The Preserve Golf Club is a stunning layout designed by U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate. The course features rolling hills, beautiful water features, and challenging holes. The golf club takes pride in their ultimate Southern hospitality experience, with a welcoming atmosphere and incredible service.
A round at The Preserve allows players to become immersed in nature with spectacular beauty and hidden cart paths to not distract from the view. For groups looking for hotel accommodations, The Preserve offers a Stay & Play Package with the Palace Casino Resort. The package includes a one-night hotel stay and one round of golf.
Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Jackson in Flowood, visitors to The Refuge will feel that they have stumbled on a remote paradise (hence the name). Eighteen holes tucked into over 200 acres of beautiful natural wetlands, oak groves, and pine trees make this an unforgettable destination.
To make the most of the girls’ getaway, players can stay and play at The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center. The Sheraton hotel offers a med spa, multiple dining options, a rooftop bar, resort pool and lazy river, perfect for those looking for both a day on the course and a relaxing vacation.
Shell Landing Golf Club is situated along the beautiful Gulf Coast and features challenging holes and breathtaking views. Located in Gautier, the course offers an affordable golfing experience on a beautiful waterfront. Shell Landing is also home to The Landing Bar and Grill, which is open to golfers and the public alike and is perfect for finishing the round with a bite.