Mississippi’s Dancing Rabbit Golf Club features more than just great golf options. Located 72 miles east of the capital city Jackson, Dancing Rabbit is part of the Pearl River Resort, owned by the Choctaw Indians near Philadelphia, Miss. A luxury gaming resort, Pearl River Resort features the 7,128-yard Azaleas course, 7,076-yard Oaks course, Silver Star Hotel & Casino, and Golden Moon Hotel & Casino.
Dancing Rabbit is truly a unique golfing experience. Both courses were jointly designed by renowned course designer Tom Fazio and PGA great Jerry Pate. Not only can golfers experience two championship courses, the intimacy of the visit is punctuated by the option of staying right at the clubhouse. Eight elegant king suites are available on the second floor of the antebellum-type clubhouse. Featured amenities include a king-size bed, an over-sized tub with jets, and a pastoral view of the immaculate grounds from your balcony. In addition, guests have a private cart to commute to the Silver Star Casino. According to Mark Powell, director of golf, “The casino is only two-tenths of a mile away, about a drive and a 5 iron!”
Combined, the two hotel and casino properties at Pearl River Resort offer 4,500 slot machines, nearly 100 table games, 1,074 hotel rooms, 10 restaurants, European spa facilities, shopping, and live entertainment. Remo’s restaurant at the Golden Moon offers authentic Italian dining, while Eclipse features fine wines and steak. Likewise, the exquisite Miko restaurant at the Silver Star also features fine wines and steak. The Spa at Silver Star will help visitors relax after a round of golf, or a round at the slot machines.
The Oaks course, which opened in 1999, features Tifway II Bermuda tees and Meyer Zoysia fairways. The dogleg left, 7th hole is a great example of the challenges you can expect to find on the Oaks. This par 4, 446-yard hole is the number two handicap on the course. It features a tree-lined fairway on the right, and a long narrow lake on the left. The green width is a mere 20 yards, with a bunker on the left side. Another challenge is the par 3, 11th hole, which is the longest par 3 on the Oaks at 220 yards. You shoot over a lake, then contend with bunkers and a small creek on the left side of the green.
For more information about Dancing Rabbit, visit http://www.dancingrabbitgolf.com/.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.