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Great Southern Golf Club

Dating from its construction in 1908, the Great Southern Golf Club is a historic golf course and one of the treasures of Gulfport golf. It is also the location where golf originated in Mississippi; its modernization in 1998, this PGA approved course is perfect for players of every level, offering challenges and a stunningly scenic golf experience.

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The Beauty and History of Great Southern Golf Club

With a setting next to the Gulf of Mexico, views of the sky and sea make for a truly remarkable environment in which to play. The land was once owned by Jefferson Davis, who lived in nearby Biloxi. Originally designed in 1908 by Donald J. Ross, it had 9 holes and was a course on which to play for those who stayed at the Great Southern Hotel. PGA legends, such as Ben Hogan, Sam Sneed and Byron Nelson all played at this Gulfport golf course; additionally, President Woodrow Wilson made the course one his favorites, playing there every day.

New Clubhouse

With a new clubhouse set to open in March of 2013, this outstanding building will provide all the modern amenities, yet resemble and incorporate the historic themes of the former clubhouse. An Acadian-style porch and roof gables will distinguish it and pay homage to its history. Moreover, the clubhouse is available for events and features a dining room, bar and grill, pro shop and much more.


Daily rates for visitors are reasonable, and annual memberships as well as Ten-Play Cards are all options here. Ladies Day, Military Day and Senior Day are all days on which priority and discounted rates are given.

The Great Southern Golf Club is one of the treasures of Gulfport golf and a beautiful place to enjoy the game in an historic and magnificently scenic setting on the Gulf of Mexico.

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