Mississippi's Premier Golf Course Fallen Oak Set to Reopen July 11
7,487 yards of lush, rolling Tom Fazio-designed terrain welcomes golfers Thursday - Sunday
By Brian Weis
Fallen Oak welcomes golfers back to the Tom Fazio-designed course Saturday, July 11. The renowned course, available exclusively to guests of Beau Rivage, reopens for play following its temporary closure due to COVID-19.
"We are thrilled to reopen Fallen Oak to our guests in a safe manner. This spectacular course is a signature element of Beau Rivage, and it represents another piece of the reopening puzzle that is now put in place," said Beau Rivage President and COO Travis Lunn. "Our resort is well-known for its amenities, and Fallen Oak and its beautiful natural canvas deliver guest experiences that are unrivaled."
Beginning July 11, tee times will be available Thursday-Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with golfers spaced at 20-minute intervals. Stay-and-play hotel packages are available starting at $600, and include one room, greens fees for one foursome and a $50 food and beverage credit or Beau Rivage gift card.
With its dramatic elevation changes, wide fairways, rolling terrain and more than 4,000 stately oaks, magnolias, pecans, pines and hardwood trees interspersed with ponds, streams and wetlands, the 510-acre, par-72 Fallen Oak offers five sets of tees and strategic play options to challenge golfers of all skill levels. An Acadian-style 12,000-square foot clubhouse features top-level dining and a panoramic view of the 18th hole, as well as the majestic live that gives Fallen Oak its name.
Nestled on the edge of the De Soto National Forest, a short drive from Beau Rivage, Fallen Oak was designed to preserve the natural landscape of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Home to a PGA TOUR Champions tournament and a perineal favorite amongst players, the course has consistently ranked as the best course in Mississippi by Golf Digest and Golfweek and for more than a decade has held the No. 2 position on Golfweek's Best Casino Course list, behind Shadow Creek, the only other course owned by MGM Resorts International.
Fallen Oak will adhere to operational health and safety guidelines established by the USGA, GCSAA, and PGA, including:
Providing hand sanitizer, face mask, tees, ball markers, scorecard and disposable pencil at check-in. Golfers must handle their own scorecard.
Limiting to one person per golf cart, only sharing a cart with a travel companion.
Providing lined, disinfected coolers on carts.
Spacing ranges at least six feet apart, cleaning and sanitizing golf balls after each pick of the driving range.
Sanitizing golf carts before and after each guest use.
To book a tee time or golf package, visit www.beaurivage.com or call 877.805.4657.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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