The Preserve Golf Club
A Q&A With Stephen Miles
By Brian Weis
The following is a Q&A with Stephen Miles, Director of Operations, at The Preserve Golf Club.
What sperates your course from the others in the area?
The Preserve Golf Club is Jerry Pate design and an amenity of The Palace Casino and Resort in Biloxi, Ms. We are designated as a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary located within 1,800 acres of pristine natural long leaf pine savannah managed by The Nature Conservancy. The course is a beautiful design that blends in perfectly with the natural setting and ownership spares no expense to provide a high standard of course conditioning and customer service. Our goal is to provide a unique golfing experience that will leave our customers with a desire to return again year after year.
What is the signature hole?
Really every hole is unique and memorable but 16 is probably our most photographed hole due the beautiful color contrast provided by our native grasses surrounding the hole. Bunkers creep up out of savannah to the left that help frame the hole and the green has 3 tiers with the back being 6 ft lower than the upper 2 which provides for a variety of shot options and hole placements.
What is your favorite hole, why and how should one play it to card a par?
Hole 14 is a fun challenging par 5. A lake guards the hole down the right side and the green is an island in the middle of the savannah that is completely surrounded by beautiful native grasses. You can see for miles across the savannah from the tee and generally there is a strong wind in your face so the hole plays like a links style course. Just a beautiful hole with great risk vs reward options
Do you have any current specials/packages?
We offer a Play All Day with a free lunch or breakfast special virtually 10 months out of the year with some of the best value added "Stay and Play" packages on the Mississippi Gulf Coast available though the Palace Casino Resort. You can contact our Pro Shop by phone at (228)386-2500 or visit our site at www.preservegc.com to get the latest information on rates and "Stay and Play" packages.
The Preserve Golf Club
8901 Hwy. 57
Vancleave, MS 39565
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Written By: 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.
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