Gulf Coast Golf Destinations

  • Louisiana

    If you love great music, tasty food, festivals and nightlife with your golf, then Louisiana might be the perfect destination for you. This is the land of bayous, Bengal Tigers, beignets and big fun.

    Belle Terre Country Club in La Place was carefully carved from the beautiful swamps of southeast Louisiana. The name, translated from French, means "beautiful land," a title that the terrain certainly lives up to. Pete Dye designed the golf course, utilizing the existing water features and mature trees to craft a layout that is both challenging and scenic.
    English Turn Golf & Country Club is a Jack Nicklaus design that was crafted in 1988 to host the New Orleans PGA Tour event. Nicklaus designed the course to be enjoyed equally by spectators and golfers, incorporating gallery berms and spectator mounds throughout.
  • FL's Emerald Coast

    Florida's Gulf Coast might be overlooked by vacationers preferring Disney theme parks and Palm Beach resorts. But West Florida isn't just for Spring-Breaking college kids. Getaways like Destin showcase some of the state's best golf on beaches just as beautiful as the ones on the other side of the state. Already an established golf destination, courses continue to pop up along Florida's Emerald Coast.

    Nature Walk Golf Club, as its name would suggest, sprawls across a scenic landscape blanketed with majestic oaks and Florida pines. The course boasts well manicured fairways as well as immense playability, both of which have been factors in its growing popularity.
    Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is routed from the beach to the bay, providing stunning views along the way. The course rolls across the few elevation changes that the area has to offer.
    Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club's most striking feature is the beautiful location. Situated along South Walton's pristine white sand beaches, the course has two holes that back up to the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Mississippi

    Long before glitzy casinos dotted the Mississippi coastline and the golf boom produced daily-fee treasures, there was a historic match that just might have caused folks in these parts to re-think the game of golf.

    The 18-hole Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi, Mississippi is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1954. Designed by Roland Robby Robertson, Sunkist Country Club measures 6319 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 121 and a 70.3 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole The Grand Bear Golf Course in Saucier, Mississippi is a resort golf course that opened in 1999. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, The Grand Bear Golf Course measures 7200 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 143 and a 75.5 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees.
    The 18-hole Bridges Golf Club in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi is a resort golf course that opened in 1997. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, Bridges Golf Club measures 6841 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 73.
  • Alabama

    The Gulf Shores area of coastal Alabama has attracted some of the world's most sought after golf architects to utilize the sandy terrain and seaside beauty in developing a top Gulf Coast golf destination. Plus, a moderate climate makes it possible to hit the fairways of Gulf Shores' best golf courses year round.

    The 18-hole Kiva Dunes Golf Course in Gulf Shores, Alabama is a public golf course that opened in 1995. Designed by Jerry Pate, Kiva Dunes Golf Course measures 7092 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 73.
    The 18-hole Lake Forest Golf Club in Daphne, Alabama is a private golf course that opened in 1969. Lake Forest Golf Club measures 6500 yards from the longest tees. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Gulf Shores Golf Club (formerly known as Golf Club of The Wharf) in Gulf Shores, Alabama is a public golf course that opened in 1967. Designed by Earl Stone, the previously named Gulf Shores Golf Club went in 2005 through a renovation that lengthened the course by 300 yards.