One of the attractions of Fallen Oak (No. 7 green complex shown
here) is the absence of homesites on the course. According to locals,
there once was a rattlesnake living in the trunk of the signature Fallen
Oak tree next to the 18th fairway. And there is an alligator, nicknamed
“Hogan” by the grounds crew, that forages for food on the front nine.
“There are a couple of great places to set up deer blinds,”
Champions Tour player Brad Bryant said earlier this year. “I would
love to be here in the fall.”
And Fallen Oak would love to have him back. But there won’t be any
deer hunting. Nature and golf co-exist amicably amid the southern
Mississippi comforts here.
The course is 7,487 yards from the tips, and it will challenge anybody from that distance. But multiple tee boxes and wide driver landing areas ensure playability for all.