ABOUT THE REFUGE
Golf is meant to fun and that's why we created a fresh new look at The Refuge!
Tee Time Reservations
You can book your tee times online or call the golf shop at (601) 941-6116. The Golf Shop and driving are open from 7:00 AM to Dusk 6 days a week and on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to dusk.
About The Course
This 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Roy Case and quickly gained acclaim as one of the top public golf courses in the state. The Refuge's inherent beauty lies in its setting. Literally carved from 200 acres of wetlands, 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.
The Refuge Golf Course has undergone a complete renovation over the last couple of years under the direction of golf course architect Nathan Crace, ASGCA of Watermark Golf. The course recently took second place in the "2021 Renovation of the Year" by Golf Inc. magazine.
The newly renovated course provides a more playable layout with three new holes and returning nines. It also includes new TifEagle hybrid b ermudagrass 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.
Multiple tees ranging from 4,000 to more than 7,000 yards, and varying angles of attack, The Refuge is suitable for players of every skill level from old to young and beginner to professional. 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!
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. Shirts with collars and appropriate shorts or pants are required. Soft spiked golf shoes or tennis shoes are mandatory. Tank tops, tee shirts, and cut off shorts are not acceptable golf attire.
Walking rounds are permitted except for during peak day 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 followed:
- 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.
- Fivesomes 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 upon the number of holes played. For more details, call the golf shop at (601) 941-6116.
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.