ABOUT THE REFUGE
Golf is meant to be fun and that’s why we created a fresh new look at The Refuge!
About The Course
The Refuge Golf Course was originally designed by Roy Case and quickly gained acclaim as one of the top public golf courses in the state. Literally carved from 200 acres of wetlands, The Refuge’s inherent beauty lies in its setting. More than 500,000 cubic yards of dirt were moved to create lakes, creeks, and one of the best public courses in the region. Generous tees, rolling hills, and welcoming fairways culminate at gently rolling greens featuring some of the smoothest and truest putting surfaces around.
Our 18-hole golf course was renovated under the direction of golf course architect Nathan Crace, ASGCA of Watermark Golf, and reopened in the spring of 2021. The renovated course provides a more playable layout with three new holes and returning nines. It also includes new TifEagle hybrid bermudagrass greens, new and renovated bunkers, and upgrades to the course’s irrigation. The course also features the Longleaf Tee System from the American Society of Golf Course Architects Foundation. This system strategically expands existing tee complexes and increases course playability and golfer enjoyment for golfers of all skill sets. Since the course reopened it has garnered rave reviews. It was named “Runner-Up” in the “2021 Renovation of the Year” by Golf Inc. magazine and named to the Golfer’s Choice 2023: Best golf courses in Mississippi by Golf Pass.
The renovated course is suitable for players of every skill level from old to young and beginner to professional. The new course layout is more player-friendly with multiple tees ranging from 4,000 to more than 7,000 yards and varying angles of attack. From the back tees, the course is not some daunting monster of 7,000+ yards and from the forward tees, it’s just right for seniors, ladies, juniors, and beginners.
A day at The Refuge is not just a day at a golf course…it’s an experience!
Tee Time Reservations
You can book your tee times online or call the golf shop at (601) 487-1282.
Hours of Operation
Seasonal Spring & Summer Hours – The golf shop and range are open from 7:00 AM to Dusk Wednesday through Monday and 11:00 AM to Dusk on Tuesday.
During the fall and winter seasons, the golf Shop is open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Dusk) six days a week and on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM dusk.
Of course, you’ll find a fully stocked golf shop with everything a golfer’s heart would desire. From shirts and shoes to balls and gloves, you’ll find a wide selection to choose from. And if we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, special orders are a breeze with our professional staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Proper Golf Attire
Proper golf attire is required at The Refuge. Soft spiked golf shoes or tennis shoes are mandatory.
Men: Shirts with collars or turtleneck shirts with appropriate shorts or pants.
Women: Shirts with collars or turtleneck shirts with tailored slacks, skirts/skorts, dresses, Bermuda-type shorts, capris, or cropped pants. Sleeveless tops are permissible with a collar.
Not Permitted: Tank tops, tee shirts, jeans or denim clothing of any color or type, athletic wear including jogging suits, athletic pants or shorts, camouflage and cut-off shorts.
Walking rounds are permitted except for during peak days and times. Call the golf shop to inquire about our current walking policy.
Pace of Play
The average pace of play at The Refuge is approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes. Our outside services staff will help assist our guests in achieving this goal or better.
Rules & Policies
Guests are expected to play within the USGA Guidelines of golf, repairing ball marks, raking bunkers, and leaving the course in appropriate condition for following play. Other policies are as follows:
- Personal coolers and outside beverages are not allowed. There is a cooler on the cart for your convenience and the Sandi Trap is stocked with beverages of your choosing.
- Five-somes are only allowed on a limited basis and must be approved in advance by our Professional Staff.
- Singles and twosomes are always allowed but may be paired up with other groups during peak times.
- Golfers will be asked to pair up in golf carts. This reduces cart traffic on the course and helps keep the golf course in great condition.
Rain Check Policy
Rain checks are available when a guest is unable to complete the desired round. Rain checks will be determined based on the number of holes played. For more details, call the golf shop at (601) 487-1282.
The Refuge offers the latest premium Callaway club rentals for your round. As a Troon Golf-managed facility, we receive the latest technology from Callaway Golf every year. Our premium Callaway Clubs are available in Men’s and Ladies’ right- and left-handed sets. Full 18-hole rental is $60 and includes 6 golf balls and a Callaway valuables pouch. We also have a range rental for $30 and you get the clubs and a small bag of range balls. For more information, call the golf shop at (601) 487-1282.