Mississippi's Shell Landing Golf Club Honored

In December 2002, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Division of Tourism announced that Shell Landing Golf Club in Gautier was honored by Golf Digest in the magazine's just-released "America's Best New Courses 2002" rankings. Designed by PGA Tour star Davis Love III, Shell Landing is rated No. 5 in the category of "Best New Public Upscale" course.

Located in Mississippi's Gulf Coast region, 18-hole, par-72 layout features all of the area's stunningly diverse natural resources. Its beauty and immaculate conditions combine to create a memorable golf experience.

Named for the rare gopher turtles that thrive in the property's extensive, protected natural habitat, Shell Landing mixes tall pines, marshes, bayous and wetlands with rolling emerald hills to frame an inspired, challenging layout that is both fun and unforgettable.

"Shell Landing is an outstanding golf club and one of the reasons Mississippi was nominated last month as the 'Best Emerging Golf Destination' in 2002 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators and the only U.S. destination so honored," says Robert J. Rohrlack, Jr., executive director of the MDA.

In addition to Shell Landing's acclaimed course, which offers five sets of tees ranging from 4,827 to 7,007 yards, the club provides:

Exemplary personal service
A top-of-the-line, 25-acre practice facility
Finely appointed locker rooms
Delicious food-and-beverage offerings
A fully-stocked golf shop with brand-name apparel and equipment
Personal bag service/storage
Pro-line rental clubs
A beautiful clubhouse surrounded by an elevated deck to capture panoramic vistas of the gorgeous course and surrounding environs

Located in the Gulf Coast, Shell Landing is a 5-iron away from casino resorts, the sugar-white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, world-famous cuisine,history and heritage, and other attributes, the most famous of which may be the area's unmatched Southern hospitality.

For more information or to schedule a visit to Mississippi and Shell Landing, call toll-free at 866/801-8551.