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.

    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.
    The Bluffs Golf Resort enjoys a beautiful setting tucked away amid mature hardwood forests. Creeks freely meander throughout the golf course, interconnecting with the sparkling ponds that can be found throughout. The layout is an Arnold Palmer design that takes advantage of the hills, bluffs, and hollows of the varied landscape.
    Lakewood Golf Club is one of the South's premier golf destinations. Opened in 1961, the course has hosted the New Orleans Open 26 times over the years. Beautiful cypress and oak trees frame the golf course, providing a beautiful backdrop throughout the round.
  • 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.

    Abita Springs Golf Club in St. Tammany Parish is one of the area's best kept secrets. It offers one of the best golf values as well as a challenging round. The course sprawls across open, rolling hills dotted with natural water features.
    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.
  • 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 Foley Golf Course in Foley, Alabama is a public golf course that opened in 1996. Designed by A. J. Stewart, Foley Golf Course measures 4054 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Glenlakes Golf Club in Foley, Alabama, widely regarded as one of the Gulf Coast's premier golf facilities and the area's best value, features 27 holes of unforgettable golf. The 18-hole, links-style Dunes Course, a Devlin-Von Hagge layout, is a 6,912-yard, par-72 championship test that will evoke the feeling of Scottish links golf -- strategic mounding, extensive bunkering and undulating fairways and greens.
    The 18-hole Forest at Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club in Daphne, Alabama is a private golf course that opened in 1969. Forest at Lake Forest Yacht & Country Club measures 6500 yards from the longest tees. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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.

    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.
    The golf course at Seascape Resort winds through a series of freshwater and coastal dune lakes, naturally making water a prominent feature on the course. It comes into play on fifteen of the 18 holes.