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Former sports editor Rusty Hampton and experts select state’s top golf courses

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)             By Rusty Hampton Mississippians have more golf options than ever, from private clubs in the bigger cities to casino-sponsored resort courses that have sprung up on the Coast and in the Delta. Because I […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Top teaching pro – V.J. Trolio

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) By Rusty Hampton When some professional golfers make the trek to tiny West Point, Miss., it’s not just to play 18 holes at the splendid Old Waverly Golf Club but to seek advice from V.J. Trolio, the top golf teacher […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Toughest Test – Laurel Country Club

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Adjustments make course a monster again By Rusty Hampton A plethora of new golf courses have been built in Mississippi over the last two decades, but one that opened nearly 100 years ago has stood the test of time and […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best Casino Course – Fallen Oak

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) It’s about service, so prepare for pampering By Rusty Hampton Golf in Mississippi doesn’t get much better than Fallen Oak, the Tom Fazio-designed course in Gautier that opened in 2006 and is listed as the 16th-best resort course in the […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Top 19th Hole – Fallen Oak

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) By Rusty Hampton In 2013, Sports Illustrated’s golf.com website ranked the top 19 19th holes in the world and listed the bar at Fallen Oak as No. 6, behind Dunvegan Hotel and Lounge Bar at legendary St. Andrew’s in Scotland, […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Most Scenic – Dancing Rabbit

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) A natural beauty, especially in the spring By Rusty Hampton In the spring, when the dogwoods and azaleas are at full bloom, there isn’t a more scenic golf experience in Mississippi than the Azaleas Course at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Top Pro Shop – Country Club of Jackson

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) By Rusty Hampton The Country Club of Jackson is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, but there’s nothing old school about the pro shop at the state’s largest private country club. In 2009, the club in northeast Jackson underwent a major renovation […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best overall – Old Waverly

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) ‘A place like no other in Mississippi’ By Rusty Hampton Those who have played Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point will attest to the beauty and tenacity of the 18th hole, a seductive 445-yard par-4 that is guarded by water […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Where the pros play – Annandale

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) UPDATE APRIL 3: Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson PGA players make their stop in November By Rusty Hampton There are some 18,000 golf courses in the United States but only about 40 of them will have […] [...]

7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best Location – ‘Anywhere on the Gulf Coast’

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Coast and its courses have bounced back from Katrina By Rusty Hampton Forgive panelist Tommy Snell if he’s a bit biased, but the Perkinston resident is bullish on golf on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like many other things on the […] [...]

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