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hroughout the state of Mississippi there are lush, rolling fairways where golf enthusiasts can work on their swing, as well as enjoy excellent post-round entertainment. These include casino gaming in the South’s only location for legal sports betting. Golf courses throughout the state have been designed by prominent names such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III and Bob Cupp.

Mississippi Gulf Coast ReGion A premiere Mississippi Gulf Coast course favorite is fallen oak, a Tom Fazio design exclusive to the high-end Beau Rivage Resort, an MGM property. The 18-hole, par-72 championship layout offers quite the challenge to the seasoned golfer, making it one of Mississippi’s most decorated courses. Another renowned coastal layout is Biloxi’s preserve Golf Club. The Preserve is surrounded by no fewer than 1,800 acres of preserved coastal land. Award-winning course designer and 1976 U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate designed the semi-private club’s 18 holes, seamlessly integrating the area’s natural landscapes of longleaf pine savannas, cypress swamps, live oak groves and native coastal grass prairies into the course layout. The course is aligned with the palace Casino and Resort but operates as semi-private, offering tee times for all. Rounding out the coastal courses is the Jack Nicklaus-designed Grand Bear Golf Course. The signature course for Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino, Grand Bear is located in Saucier, approximately 20 miles north of Gulfport. The challenging yet beautiful course navigates through natural cypress wetlands and towering pines set across 650 acres of rolling land in the pinewoods of the DeSoto National Forest. 76

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