Archive for the ‘MBJ Readers Choice’ Category

BEAUTIFULLY MADDENING

The late Sir Winston Churchill, England’s cigar-chomping prime minister, once compared playing golf to chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Whether you’re a PGA Tour professional or a weekend hacker, most golfers can relate to Mr. Churchill’s blunt assessment of a sport that has brought Tiger Woods to his knees more than once. […] [...]

No. 1: Tunica National Golf Club, Tunica

According to Mississippi Business Journal readers, there’s a new favorite golf course to play in Mississippi. An 18-hole public course featuring immaculate Champion Bermuda greens, gently rolling fairways and generous landing areas, Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club edged out last year’s favorite Old Waverly by the statistical equivalent of a six-inch putt to be […] [...]

No. 2: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Bill Colloredo, Brad Suggs, George Bryan, Old Waverly

Voted by Mississippi Business Journal  readers as their favorite golf course in 2010, Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point finished second this year. No worries, though, says club general manager Bill Colloredo. “We are so appreciative that the MBJ recognizes that golf is an important part of Mississippi’s economy,” he said. “For the state’s […] [...]

No. 3: Timberton Golf Club, Hattiesburg

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Ron Hickman, Timberton Golf Club

To those who know golf in Mississippi, the course at Timberton Golf Club might come as close as any to giving golfers the distinct feeling of being alone. Like most Mark McCumber-designed tracks, the picturesque Hattiesburg golf course is a gentle haven of peace and tranquility. Timberton owner and PGA Master Ron Hickman wouldn’t have […] [...]

No. 4: The Azaleas, Dancing Rabbit

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Mark Powell, The Azaleas

Constructed on the ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, The Azaleas at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is a celebration of the tribe’s rich and history-laden culture. Legend has it that the name Dancing Rabbit commemorates one of the most popular assembly grounds on the tribal lands and looms as a lasting monument […] [...]

No. 5: The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park, Grenada

by Published: April 3,2011

Tags: Jeff Sanford, The Dogwoods

For those that have never played a round at The Dogwoods at Hugh White State Park, director of golf Jeff Sanford advises to pack a camera in your bag. “There’s a lot of wildlife in the area and you never know when a large buck, a fox or bald eagle might appear out of nowhere,” […] [...]

Our favorite places to play

More Mississippi Business Journal readers play golf than any other sport, and they have chosen their favorite places to play in the Magnolia State To those that play, golf is a passion, an obsession, a romance and a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand and water, veteran sportswriter Bob Ryan said. Waxing philosophically about the sport, late […] [...]

No. 1: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

by Published: April 11,2010

Tags: MBJ Readers Choice, MS, Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

Voted by Mississippi Business Journal readers as their favorite Mississippi golf course to play, Old  Waverly in West Point features gently rolling terrain and two lakes that come into play on many of holes. Conceived in 1986 by George Bryan, then a senior vice president of Bryan Foods, the Jerry Pate-Bob Cupp collaboration opened two […] [...]

No. 2: The Preserve Golf Club, Vancleave

There might not be a more aptly named golf course in Mississippi. The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave was built adjacent to an 1,800-acre nature preserve. Designed by former U.S. Open champion and award-winning golf course designer Jerry Pate, The Preserve was voted by Mississippi Business Journal readers as the number two golf course in […] [...]

No. 3: The Dogwoods, Grenada

He may be slightly biased, but Jeff Sanford is certain that there’s not a more scenic view for golfers in Mississippi than The Dogwoods Golf Course at Hugh White State Park in Grenada. “It’s such a beautiful and picturesque course, what with Grenada Lake serving as the backdrop for so many holes,” said Sanford, The […] [...]

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