Originally opened in October of 1998, The Refuge quickly gained acclaim as the “Best Purely Public Golf Course in Mississippi.” Known throughout the Magnolia State, The Refuge provides the daily fee golfer with country club conditions. Our 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Roy Case and quickly gained acclaim as one of the top public golf courses in the Mississippi. Most recently, the course has undergone a complete renovation which provides a more playable layout with three new holes and returning nines. Measuring over 7000 yards from the longest tee, the layout is unique in its setting from other courses in the region. Literally raised from a hardwood swamp, the course was routed through stands of towering pines and centuries-old oaks — preserving the pristine wetlands found throughout the property. The rolling fairways of emerald green wind their way through this “golf only” oasis isolated from any sprawling residential development. You can expect stunning views, impeccable course conditions and an enjoyable golf experience. Play all day then stay for the night. Our onsite accommodations at The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center make the perfect place to stay and play.