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Along with gaming and coastal attractions, the Mississippi Gulf
Coast is a golf coast as well. Unlike other parts of the country, golf
here is a year-round, short-sleeved game thanks to the area's tem-
perate climate. The region offers nearly 20 golf courses, many of
them created by the top course designers in the world such as Jack
Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark McCumber, Jerry Pate
and Tom Fazio.
Additional hidden gems for golf and meetings include Greenbrier County, W.Va.; Baldwin County, Ala., including the beach community of Gulf Shores
(learn more about this region in the Insiders' Guide on page 34); and historic Williamsburg, Va.
In the 1950s, a group of real estate
developers amassed over 12,000 acres
outside of Atlanta to build a planned
community. Peachtree City was chartered
in 1959 and developed into villages with
over 24 square miles of resort-styled
amenities, including 90 miles of multi-use
recreational and golf cart paths. Nikki
Sheets with the Peachtree City CVB rec-
ommends Canongate Clubs in Peachtree
City. "These three beautiful courses are
within five miles of each other, all a quick golf cart ride apart. Canongate now
offers a fun alternative team building experience—Goofy Golf—for those non-
avid golfers who want to enjoy nine holes of silly golf. Obstacles on the course
include sling show water balloons, relay races and goofy putting challenges.
Next, return to the clubhouse for a reception and awards ceremony," she said.
Mississippi Gulf Coast