Part 3 will cover the areas and surrounding areas of Gulfport and Biloxi, MS. This is also know as the Mississppi Gulf Coast.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has become a hot spot for for many vacationers. With its many casino's and beaches it has attracted people from all across the country. It is also a great sporting destination. People have come for the many great golf course and the easy access fishing. But there are so many other things for the sports enthusiast visiting the area to enjoy. Things like hunting, tennis, and motor sports are on the top of the list. For those that like more traditional professional sports, you can check out the Biloxi Shuckers a Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fishing is big business for both Gulfort and Biloxi commercially. With their locations being right on the Gulf of Mexico you can surely understand why. Recreational fishing ranks right up there in the local economy. There are some bays and lakes to fish such as Bay St. Louis and the Back Bay of Biloxi, but most venture out into the deeper water of the Gulf for bigger fish and a bigger fight. There are many charter services but we recommend the following:
There are many great quality golf courses in the area. Thanks to the Casino's that either built their own golf course or have partner with one you will hardly ever find any of these courses not in pristine condition. Here are our top five recommended courses. Being affil;iated or part of a csino you will always find a stay and play package available.
Fallen Oak - Owned and operated by the Beau Rivage Casino and MGM property this course is also home to the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, a Champions Tour event.
Grand Bear Golf Course - This was one of the first casino golf course in the area. Operated by Harrah's Gulf Coast a Ceasers Entertainment property. Grand Bear has also hosted a Shell's Wonderful World of Golf event.
Shell Landing - A Davis Love design affiliated with IP Casino a Boyd gaming property is a beautiful well maintained golf course. Excellent staff, food and practice facilities.
The Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino - This is the only Arnold Palmer design in the entire state of Mississippi.
The Preserve Golf Club - This course doesn't leave a stone un-turned. A very friendly staff with two distinct 9's, as one winds through trees and the other around marsh, is what makes this course special.
Even though most of the hunting in Mississippi is done further north in the state there is still hunting in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. There are areas to go hunt for deer that are not far and some areas to go duck hunting. If you are looking to experience it all with lodging check out Antlers and Wings Hunting Plantation. They also have clay shooting, fishing, and lodging on property. If you are just looking more for a duck hunt then the guys over at Team Brodie Charters can help you out. Be sure and inquire at either/both places if the proper licencing is provided with their fee's.
For those that are into car racing and drag racing there is only one place to do so in the area. For those that want to see a drag race can head over to the GulfPort Dragway.
Although running has become more of a singular sport more than a group sport some still find it fun to run races. The areas of Gulfport and Biloxi have many fun and eventful races you can run. There are a number of benefit runs as well as runs tied into other events like the Gulf Coast Rod Run which is with a car show and BBQ throw-down. For runs in Gulport, Biloxi and the surrounding areas - CLICK HERE.
Tennis has become a somewhat harder sport to find a good quality tennis cort to play on that is open to the public. We have two places if you are looking to play that you can check out. One is the A.J. Holloway Sports Complex located in Biloxi. The other also in Biloxi is Bowman Tennis Complex.
For your convenience our parent company, Hrubes Sportz, is an affiliate partner of Best Western and Hilton. Hilton owns 13 brands including Double Tree, Hampton, Embassy Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn to name just a few.
Keep a look out for part 4 on Monday morning Jan. 18th. We will be covering Mobile, AL and all the sports and sports venues they offer.