Mississippi, New Orleans, and Memphis Promote “Jazz & Blues Golf Holidays

mississippi golfMississippi and its two neighboring American musical cities are partnering to offer a collection of packages to international travelers that showcase the Mid-South USA region. Trip highlights include American music genres, superb golf courses and iconic attractions like Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion and Beale Street in Memphis, the French Quarter in New Orleans where jazz resonates to life and Mississippi, “The Birthplace of America’s Music”, from blues to country to rock and roll.

“We are thrilled to partner with Memphis and New Orleans to package our culturally rich destinations for the international visitor,” said Malcolm White, Visit Mississippi Director. “No other place in North America combines the golf, music and authentic cultural flavors of New Orleans, Memphis and Mississippi.”

The 10-21 day travel itineraries feature rounds of golf at award winning courses Like TPC Louisiana and English Turn in the Big Easy, TPC Southwinds and Mirimichi in Memphis, and the Jack Nicklaus designed Grand Bear Golf Course and Fallen Oak on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

“This partnership will bring together like marketing minds and help us grow our share of the international tourist market that is so important as we embrace and develop new markets to grow the economic value of tourism,” said Kevin Kane, President & CEO Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Additional stops include the birthplace of Elvis in Tupelo, Ms., mouth-watering BBQ on Beale Street and the Cajun cuisine of famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Itineraries can be customized to include gaming at casino resorts, Antebellum era plantation home tours, museums, shopping, deep sea-fishing, Riverboat tours and much more.

About the region:

The year round temperate weather allows for golfing at a variety of courses with different price points and designs by world class architects such as Nicklaus, Palmer, Donald Ross, Jerry Pate and Tom Fazio. Tour stop locations include the homes of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at Southwinds, The Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana, Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi’s State Capital, and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champions Tour at Fallen Oak in Biloxi.

World Class Gaming Destinations with upscale shopping, live entertainment, luxurious spas are available throughout the region.

Non stop music around every corner with a busy calendar of special music festivals and unique events year round.

Some of the best southern cuisine that will ever touch your lips. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

For more information visit www.Mississippi.org


Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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