“The best this side of the Mississippi” is a famous American saying referring to the Mississippi River dividing the East and the West. But what about the best in Mississippi, like golf courses, hotels, and sites to see and food to eat? Beaming with Dixie Pride, Mississippi offers tourist a chance to discover the Old South. Located on the banks of the Mississippi and the border of Louisiana is Vicksburg National Military Park, one of the best Civil War memorials in the country. Small towns such as Natchez, were booming centers during the cotton trade and still have large mansions and estates from the time period open to the public. The shoreline along the Gulf Coast has plenty of sandy beaches and blue water not to mention casinos!
The Magnolia State is a worthy golf destination with some of the best courses in the south. Nestled among the towering pines and stunning oaks of Mississippi is the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, which boasts two of the top courses in the state, the Azaleas and Oaks course. The setting for these two courses couldn’t be anymore gorgeous, stay for the weekend too at the hotel The Dancing Rabbit Inn and enjoy their stay and play rates. Another must play while in the Magnolia state is Tom Fazio’s course at the upscale Beau Rivage Resort and Casino along the Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Named Fallen Oak Golf Club, the Fazio design meanders through Pecan and Magnolia groves as well as streams, marshes and century old oak trees, this is a must play! Another great resort course, located right down the street from the Beau Rivage, is Harrah’s Gulf Coast course, the Grand Bear. Designed by legendary player and architect Jack Nicklaus, Grand Bear has natural cypress wetlands and towering pines, with packed pine needle rough, championship greens and deep bunkers to challenge players of all skill levels.
Make sure to visit Mississippi and experience everything the Old South has to offer, including the cuisine which is famous for catfish and crawfish. While you’re here you can forget about the better course on either side of the Mississippi and see what the best course is in the state!