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f the 140 or more courses in Mississippi, known as the Magnolia state, there are many designed by prominent names such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III and Bob Cupp. With golf vacationers always keen to find new challenges, there’s an impressive array of choices here, where the varying terrain has helped these big-name designers create some of their masterpieces. Shell Landing Golf Club is a championship-level course in Gautier, designed by Davis Love III, making innovative use of the interesting and diverse topography. The Shell Landing course also has the benefit of being located on the waterfront along the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. The course features five sets of tees, water hazards, slopes, bunkers and doglegs. Even the most experienced players are pleased to discover this course is a challenge to play! The public course is considered one of the best, and one of the most scenic, in Mississippi. Approximately 90 miles northeast of Jackson, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is built on the ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Located in the heart of the state’s Pines Region, the club features two courses with challenging terrain, the Oaks and the Azaleas. Designed by Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate, these 36 holes are situated adjacent to the Pearl River Casino Resort. Dancing Rabbit is a public facility that offers several golf packages designed for individuals or small groups. Designed by Bob Cupp, Mallard Point Golf Course in Sardis is operated by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. It’s located on the southern shores of Sardis Lake, about an hour south of Memphis. This is an 18-hole, tree-lined championship course with native grasses, giving players plent of challenges. For accommodations, the course also has villas for rent adjacent to the clubhouse.

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MISSISSIPPI Shell Landing Golf Course, rated one of the best courses in Mississippi.

Dancing Rabbit Golf Course, located in the heart of the state’s Pine Region.

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