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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, and ahead of the bars ...

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7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best of the Rest

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) By Rusty Hampton Planned community golf at its finest Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison Located in the heart of one of the largest master-planned communities in the state, Reunion opened in 2005 and has already played host to the Mississippi Amateur championship twice, in ...

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7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Public Course – Shell Landing

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Course, staff strive to make you feel at home By Rusty Hampton Whether you drive 30 minutes or 20 hours to get there, the management at Shell Landing Golf Course wants you to feel at home when you arrive. “We are a great golf facility ...

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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 at Pearl River Resort near ...

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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 that included the addition of ...

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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 the privilege this year of ...

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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 Coast, golf courses were damaged ...

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Coast casinos' revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013’s second month. Revenue has fallen in 18 of the last 20 ...

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Full House buying Fitzgerald's Casino for $62M

TUNICA — Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has agreed to buy Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino, LLC. The purchase price is $62 million, exclusive of working capital and other adjustments, fees and expenses as of the closing date. The agreement is subject to Full House obtaining financing for the acquisition within 90 days of its execution, obtaining ...

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Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show expands

The state of Mississippi just rolled out a new marketing campaign for this year titled “Mississippi Homecoming,” aimed at boosting tourism and the state’s creative economy. And, the 2nd Annual Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show is doing its part to see that the campaign is successful. To be held Saturday, April 19 at the Colonel’s Quarters on Highway ...

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