Best Winter Golf Destinations on the Gulf Coast


Fallen Oak Golf Club in Mississippi

There’s no place like home in the wintertime; that is, unless your home state doesn’t have great conditions for golfing. When that’s the case, it’s time to hit the road! Although you could fly to the Caribbean or Hawaii, there are lots of places closer to home to play a round of golf. We’ve chosen one great course to highlight in each state with golf-friendly winter weather in hopes of sparking some great golfing ideas for you this season.

Alabama: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is perhaps the largest golf project ever completed. It consists of 11 sites, 26 courses and 468 holes running the length of Alabama. Not only is this project admirable for its size, it also contains a huge array of challenging holes that were built along the topography — not despite it. Tee boxes are set according to ability, not by gender or age, allowing a frustration-free experience for every level of golfer across the state of Alabama.

Arkansas: Granada Golf Course

There’s no better place to experience the scenic beauty of the Natural State than at Hot Springs Village’s Granada Golf Course. The meandering course is nestled inside one of Arkansas’s massive pine forests and features long fairways and large driving areas, along with a custom-designed waterfall that stretches the length of the 18th Hole’s fairway. It’s one of nine courses at Hot Springs Village, making for a value-packed golf getaway.

Louisiana: The Bluffs Golf Resort

There are plenty of unique golf destinations in Louisiana, but The Bluffs Golf Resort is perhaps the best mix of quiet natural settings and convenient access to one of the greatest cities in the state. While your family is off exploring nearby Baton Rouge, you can be teeing off on an Arnold Palmer designed course with lots of tricky shots and elevation changes of as much as 50 feet.

Mississippi: Fallen Oak Golf Club

When you think of winter golfling, Mississippi may not be the first state that comes to mind, but that’ll change after your first round at Fallen Oak Golf Club. This Tom Fazio-designed course was built to challenge even the best golfer, while preserving the ancient forest around it. Fallen Oak Golf Club goes one step beyond most clubs by offering private caddies and an on-course beverage service.

Florida: Camp Creek Golf Club

For those seeking a truly Florida golf experience, Camp Creek Golf Club is it. Nestled between beach and grassy wetland, this course is a remarkable sight before you even hit the green. The course was designed by Tom Fazio in 2001 with the intent of marrying native plants and animals with each and every hole. Be careful while playing this course, the various wildlife corridors serves all the animals of Florida, including alligators and snakes.

Choosing just one of these awesome golf courses to visit during the winter is a difficult chore that you’ll have to tackle on your own, but once you’ve made up your mind, we’re here to help you gear up. You’ll find exactly the right clubs for your trip at

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