Golf Community Springs Up in Goutier

Developer Kenny Smith was hoping to capture the natural beauty of what once was known as Old Shell Landing with his new golf community of the same name. His efforts seem to be paying off. Smith told The Mississippi Press, “Every hole is beautiful and different.”

After five years of site preparation, the 1,200-acre site is finally starting to take shape. Eight homes are now occupied and many more are currently under construction. In addition to the permanent residents, the developers of the gated community anticipate some residences to be built exclusively as vacation homes. Eventually vacationers will have the option of owning a condominium featuring access to swimming pools, tennis courts and a weight room.

Bluebirds and gopher tortoises are also taking up residence at Shell Landing. A 16-acre tortoise reserve has been added to the property as well as 36 birdhouses. The bluebirds are expected to flock to the open space and dine on a multitude of insects.

Eddie Bush of Ocean Springs told the Mississippi Press that Shell Landing’s 18-hole, championship course is “One of the best-kept golf courses on the Gulf Coast.”