You can't spend all your time in the casinos, right? Enjoy the beach, breeze and a round of golf while visiting Biloxi. Here is a sampling of golf courses in the Biloxi/Gulfport area to help you plan your time on the green. Also, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf Association is a great resource.
President Broadwater Golf Club
200 Beauvoir Road Biloxi MS
Architect: Earl Stone
Greens fees: $20 to $49 Difficulty: For all levels
Interesting fact: Water is everywhere along the golf course at Broadwater Beach Resort. Fourteen of 18 holes involve water. This course was the site of a 1974 PGA Tour qualifying event.
Hotels nearby: Quality Inn Biloxi, Econo Lodge Keesler, La Quinta Inn & Suites Biloxi
Dogwood Hills Golf Course
17476 Dogwood Hills Dr. Biloxi MS
Architect: Brent Williams
Greens fees: $30 to $36.75, depending on the season
Interesting fact: The golf course at Dogwood Hills opened in 1991 and is one of the area's most scenic courses.
Hotels nearby: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Edgewater Bay Golf Club
2674 Pass Road Biloxi MS
Architects: Harry Collis, Jack Daray
Greens fees: $30
Difficulty: Flat, but challenging
Interesting fact: It is important to note that wind is a factor when playing Edgewater Bay.
Southwind Golf Club
15312 Dismuke Drive Biloxi MS
Architect: Chuck Gregory
Greens fees: $25
Difficulty: Flat, but challenging due to wind and water
Interesting fact: New owners recently invested more than $1 million to renovate the golf course, formerly known as Blackjack Bay Golf Links.
Hotels nearby: Days Inn Ocean Springs, Quality Inn Ocean Springs, Best Western Cypress Creek
Sunkist Country Club and Golf Course
2381 Sunkist Country Club Road Biloxi MS
Greens fees: $22.50 (9 holes); $45 (18 holes)
Difficulty: For all levels
Interesting fact: Walking is not allowed on this course.
Hotels nearby: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Keesler
Great Southern Golf Club
2000 Beach Dr. Gulfport MS
Architect: Donald Ross
Greens fees: $25 to $30
Difficulty: All levels
Interesting fact: Great Southern Golf Club is the oldest golf course in Mississippi and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.
Hotels nearby: Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront, La Quinta Inn & Suites
Gulfport Par 3 Golf Course
700 34th St. Gulfport MS
Greens fees: $10 to $15 Difficulty: All levels
Interesting fact: This 18-hole course has nine holes open for night play.
Hotels nearby: Super 8 Gulfport
Pine Bayou Golf Course
7th St. and Colby Ave. Gulfport MS
Architect: Earl Stone
Greens fees: $9 (18 holes), $6 (9 holes). This is a walking course. Difficulty: All levels
Interesting fact: A tee shot over the water is necessary on signature hole No. 5.
Hotels nearby: Days Inn, Grand Casino Gulfport Resort
Tramark Golf Club
13756 Washington Ave. Gulfport MS
Architect: Floyd Trehern
Greens fees: $9 to $14
Interesting fact: The course features two sets of tees for different skill levels and is a full PGA facility.
Hotels nearby: Days Inn Gulfport
Windance Country Club
19385 Champion Circle Gulfport MS
Architect: Mark McCumber
Greens fees: Difficulty: Interesting fact: According to the Windance Web site, Windance has hosted both the Ben Hogan and Nike tours with past winners, including 2003 U.S. Open Champion Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, and Alan Doyle.