The first major European expedition into the territory that became Mississippi was that of Hernando de Soto, who passed through in 1540. The French, in April 1699, established the first European settlement at Fort Maurepas also known as Old Biloxi), built at Ocean Springs and settled by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. In 1716, the French founded Natchez on the Mississippi River as Fort Rosalie); it became the dominant town and trading post of the area. The French called the greater territory "New Louisiana".
With more than 153 desirable courses to choose from within the state’s five diverse regions, many designed by the game’s legends, Mississippi makes for an incredibly unique golf experience. It’s no wonder the state is among the nation’s top golf destinations.