Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Pearl River Resort.

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club - Home to Two World-Class Golf Courses

The 6th at Azaleas - Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Pearl River Resort.
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Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is nestled among the rolling hills of the heartland of east central Mississippi. A part of the Pearl River Resort on the ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is home to two world-class golf courses: the Azaleas and the Oaks. Both are award-winning, par-72 courses; both are more than 7,000 yards long off the championship tees; both offer five different sets of tees and thus can accommodate golfers of every level of skill; and both are the creation of the fertile imaginations of Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate.

It's been a while since I last played Dancing Rabbit. But that's okay, because sometime this fall I'll do it again. I'll also tell you this: Dancing Rabbit is a destination you'll never forget. Combined, the two courses are spread across more than 700 acres with some five miles of meandering, spring-fed creeks and streams to contend with along the way. The two undulating layouts encompass an area of exquisite natural beauty, unspoiled wetlands and old-growth woodlands. Both courses feature A4 Bentgrass greens.

The Oaks has Zoysia fairways while the Azaleas has Bermuda fairways.

Neither of these two lovely courses is an easy play (the fairways are sometimes tight, the landing areas less than generous, and the greens are not the easiest to read) but they are a true delight. There's an overwhelming sense of quiet peacefulness that transcends even the most difficult round. And the all-encompassing beauty of these ancestral lands is, at times, well, distracting, in the best possible way.

So here you have two stunning, award-winning, par-72 courses, the Azaleas and the Oaks, both more that 7,000 yards when playing from the back tees, both with five different sets of tees to accommodate every level of play, set upon more than 700 acres of some of the finest real estate with more than five miles of meandering spring-fed streams in a setting of incredible natural beauty. Virtually every hole at Dancing Rabbit is a work of art. The greens are Champion Bermuda grass on the Oaks course and A-4 Bent grass greens on the Azaleas.

This along with Zoysia fairways on the Oaks and Bermuda fairways on the Azaleas makes for an exceptional playing platform. Better yet, both courses are the work of the inimitable  Tom Fazio along with PGA great Jerry Pate. To experience everything Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and Pearl River Resort has to offer check out one of the great golf packages offered at one of Mississippi’s top courses.

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the jewel in the Pearl River Resort’s crown. Pearl River is an inland Casino Resort: a glitzy, world-within-a-world where the days are long and warm and quite. When the sun goes down, however, the resort turns into a blazing kaleidoscope of light and color. The marriage between the golf club and casino resort was an inspiration. It’s the perfect spot for a golf vacation with benefits, or the ultimate corporate getaway.

Recent Accolades:

"Top 100 Courses You Can Play" - Ranked #32 - Golf Magazine
"Best Course in State" - Voted by readers of Mississippi Magazine
"Top 100 Best Resort Courses" - GolfWeek Magazine
"Top Casino Course in America" - GolfWeek, Golf Digest and Southern Gaming
"The Augusta You Can Play" - Named by Golf Magazine

Rates: from $70 to $150, depending upon the time and day of the week. Check Here for Up to date Rates and Packages.

How to Get There:

From Birmingham International Airport:

Take the I-20 W / I-59 S ramp towards Tuscaloosa / downtown and merge onto I-59 S. Stay on I-59 S to Meridian. Take Exit 150 in Meridian to Hwy 19N to Philadelphia. Follow Hwy 19N until it ends at Beacon Street. Turn left at the light (Beacon Street), follow out until it intersects Hwy 15S. Turn left on Hwy 15S and right on Hwy 16W to Pearl River Resort (approx. 5 miles). Follow the signs to Pearl River Resort.

Pearl River Resort
Highway 16 West
Choctaw, MS 39350
Phone: 1.866.44PEARL.

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