Golf News for Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | Travel

South Mississippi stay-and-play packages offer savings options

JACKSON, Miss. -- School is out and the summer season is here, which means there is no better time than right now to find out why the state of Mississippi's roster of world-class golf courses continues to rack up national acclaim.

The Magnolia State offers five distinct regions -- each with its own unique set of attractions -- and the Coastal Region is the place to take advantage of not only the numerous outstanding golf options, but deluxe swimming pools, exciting nightlife and a host of gaming venues.

Check out these Coastal Region golf-and-gaming, stay-and-play packages and for more info on packages available in the other regions of the state (The Delta, Hills, Pines, Capital/River) go to www.visitmississippi.org or call toll-free 1-866-801-8551 to receive a free Golf Travel Guide and suggested play-and-stay itineraries.

Fallen Oak and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Fallen Oak Golf Course is open solely to guests of the lavish Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, making this a one-of-a-kind golfing experience. Not only do you take a limo to and from the course and receive full locker room and caddie service, but you will also be playing a Tom Fazio-designed course that was rated the No. 1 "Course You Can Play" in Mississippi and made a national golf publication's list of "America's Greatest Public Golf Courses." You'll also be teeing it up where the pros play as this past spring Fallen Oak played host to a PGA Champions Tour event.

Beau Rivage -- which is owned by MGM Resorts International -- is listed on this month's Conde Nast Traveler's list of the Top-15 Southern U.S Golf Resorts. And when you're not on the golf course, there's plenty of activities back at the resort, including an expansive pool and deck that feature scenic views of the Gulf, a spa and salon, a 3,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art amusement center, numerous dining options and, of course, a 24-hour, luxurious casino with table games, slots and poker room.

The stay and play golf package (per golfer, per night, double occupancy) is $209 Sunday-Thursday nights and $299 Friday and Saturday nights and includes:

A deluxe room at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
One round of golf at Fallen Oak
For reservations or more information please call 1.877.805.4657 or visit www.beaurivage.com or www.fallenoak.com.

The Oaks Golf Club and Isle Casino Hotel
The Oaks Golf Club has been named one of the "Top 10 Courses" in Mississippi and "Best Course on the Coast" thanks to a layout that is nestled amongst the towering timberlands and native wetlands. The course is both scenic and challenging and is a former host of the Nike Tour/Buy.com Tour. It has also previously hosted the first stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.

The Isle Casino Hotel offers 27 different table games, more than 1,300 slot and video machines and live poker as well as spa packages, free outdoor concerts and a host of dining options. Cool off from the summer heat by enjoying the panoramic view of the Gulf from the multi-level infinity pool deck and bar.

The stay-and-play golf package starts at $66 per night, per person (double occupancy) and includes:

One night deluxe room accommodations at the Isle Casino Hotel
One round of golf and golf cart
$20 a night in slot credits or promotional chips ($10 for each additional night)
For reservations or more information please call 228.436.8792 or visit biloxi.isleofcapricasinos.com.

Shell Landing Golf Club and IP Casino Resort Spa
Shell Landing Golf Club is a Davis Love III design located in Gautier, less than one mile from the coast. All levels of golfers will enjoy the course thanks to its five sets of tees. Shell Landing offers a distinctive layout that meanders through a combination of marshes, bayous and tall pines and has been named one of the Top 5 public courses in the state.

The IP Casino Resort Spa overlooks the picturesque Back Bay Biloxi and is home to the renowned Senses Spa and Salon. The resort also has a pool with a beach-type entrance and private cabanas, fitness center and arcade suitable for all ages. The 24-hour gaming action in the casino offers slots, table games and a poker room.

The Platinum Golf Package starts at $120.83 per golfer, per night (double occupancy) through July and $155.23 per golfer, per night (double occupancy) in August and September and includes:

One night stay at the IP Casino Resort Spa
A round of golf at Shell Landing Golf Club
$10 Free Bet Coupon per person, per golf package day
$10 Food Credit Coupon per person, per golf package day
$10 in IP Rewards Play per person, per stay
Access to the fitness center
For reservations or more information please call 1.888.946.2847 or visit www.ipbiloxi.com or www.shelllanding.com.

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Buffalo Communications
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