METAIRIE, La. – Three golf courses within the Gulf States PGA have earned the honor of being named to Golf Digest’s biennial list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Fallen Oak Golf Club, Old Waverly Golf Club and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club represent the Section in the recently-released rankings for 2015-2016.
Coming in at #36, Fallen Oak G.C.’s Fazio-designed course sprawls across forest and wetlands in Saucier, Miss. This marks the Club’s second time appearing on the list since David Stinson, PGA became the club’s general manager in 2007.
Old Waverly G.C. in West Point, Miss., who previously secured a spot on Golf Digest’s ranking of top private courses in the past before the club changed its status, has also been named to the list this year.
“We are honored to be chosen as a top course,” said PGA Directory of Golf Chris Jester. “We are always proud to be recognized.”
A Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate design, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw, Miss. rounds out the picks from the Gulf States Section. Dancing Rabbit’s Azaleas Course, highlighted by an abundance of azaleas, creeks and trees, last received recognition as a top public course by Golf Digest in 2005-2006.
“It’s is a great honor,” said PGA General Manager Mark Powell. “It is a pleasant surprise to be added again in Golf Digest, as we were not ranked last year.”
About the Gulf States PGA Section
The Gulf States Section, Professional Golfers’ Association of America, is an association of golf professionals whose mission is to promote interest, participation, and enjoyment in the game of golf; establish and maintain professional standards of practice; and enhance the well being of golf professionals.