Perfect weather, friendly people, picturesque golf and a PGA Tour event helps make Mississippi the people’s choice for gaming, golf and great sightseeing this fall. It’s a favorite destination for many from the state of Georgia.
Mississippi is a prime golf destination through the fall with its temperate year-round climate. More than 140 courses grace the state with a variety of price points and packages. The following two stay-and-play bundles are representative of the available values and options.
IP Casino Resort and Spa: IP Casino Resort and Spa towers 32 stories over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi. The hotel offers a “Golf and Gambling” stay-and-play package starting at $99. It includes an 18-hole round of golf, one night’s accommodation, a food voucher, gaming credit, a complimentary drink and an IP Biloxi gift. Golfers can choose their round from among Shell Landing, The Bridges, Grand Bear, The Oaks, Windance, Hickory Hill, Gulf Hills, Sunkist, Great Southern, Diamondhead Cardinal and Diamondhead Pine. To make reservations, call 888-946-2847 or visit http://www.ipbiloxi.com/.
Island View Casino Resort: Located on 40 acres of waterfront property, Island View Casino Resort offers 80,000 square feet of gaming including 2,000 slots and 46 table games. Guests can enjoy the new Beach Tower complete with a beignet café, a new restaurant, spa and more. The stay-and-play package starts at $99 per night and includes unlimited golf at Mark McCumber-designed Windance Country Club, one night deluxe hotel accommodation, unlimited trips to The Buffet, a free drink and free slot play. For more information or to make a reservation, call 877-774-VIEW (8439) or visit http://www.islandviewcasino.com/.
Mississippi has multiple courses, resorts and stay-and-play packages in five distinct regions. For more information, visit www.visitmississippi.org or call toll-free 1.866.801.8551.
In November, the Sanderson Farms Championship returns to Mississippi as the 2015-16 PGA Tour season gets underway.
The state’s annual PGA Tour competition – the Sanderson Farms Championship which benefits Century Club Charities – takes place November 2-8 at historic Country Club of Jackson.
The esteemed private club course measures 7,284 yards from the Championship Tees and proved a stern test for golf’s best players last year.
“This is one of the state’s most anticipated sporting events annually, and the professional golfers always put on a spectacular show,” said Visit Mississippi Director Malcolm White. “Mississippi has hosted a PGA TOUR event for decades, and as a state filled with great courses we’re proud to continue the tradition and showcase our award-winning golf.”
The defending Sanderson Farms champions is Nick Taylor.
Mississippi honors one of its own. One of the people responsible for the successful marriage of golf and the state of Mississippi is Mississippi’s Golf and Sports Program Manager Janet Leach
The PGA of America’s Mississippi chapter awarded Visit Mississippi’s Golf and Sports Program Manager Janet Leach with its 2015 Carpenter-Lindsay Award. A state native, Leach continues to be instrumental in the development and success of one of America’s premier golf destinations. The PGA honored her 20 years of diligent work, unfailing passion and excellence promoting the state’s many golf assets.
The Carpenter-Lindsay Award is presented to individuals who have unselfishly served and supported the game and PGA professionals. Previous winners include George Bryan, Joe Sanderson, Sonny Lawson and more. The PGA will present her award at a ceremony this fall.
“Helping my home state flourish as a golf and sport destination is extremely gratifying. Mississippi is my passion and I see visitors fall in love with our people and our many attractions. I’ve never been more excited by the state’s golf destination future, and I am humbled by this honor.”
Leach continues to work tirelessly to promote golf in her state, so head on over to www.visitmississippi.org