Fallen Oak Completes Enhancement Project

Sep 04, 2014

Strategic Improvements Solidify Course’s Position Among The Top In The Nation

BILOXI, Miss. –September 4, 2014 – MGM Resorts newly-renovated Fallen Oak will open for play on Friday, Sept. 5. Fallen Oak, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, temporarily closed this summer for course enhancements and has reemerged more breathtaking than ever.  The original course architect Tom Fazio oversaw the project which involved regular infrastructure maintenance, as well as strategic improvements to enhance the golf experience.
Set in an oasis on the edge of the DeSoto National Forest, Fallen Oak will offer golf with traditional fine grasses, wide fairways and massive greens.  Fazio has worked his magic once again and uplifted the award winning course, perennially ranked among the top courses in the country and recently named 30th on the “Top 100 Courses you Can Play” by GOLF Magazine
MGM Resorts International remains committed to maintaining and improving Fallen Oak’s elite world- class golf experience. The newly-remolded course is more player-friendly for the average to high handicap golfer and more strategic for the good golfer. The enhancement project involved the reshaping and movement of bunkers. With more than 20 bunkers removed, the remaining bunkers have been rebuilt using state-of-the art construction techniques and materials creating a much more strategic course. In addition, 15 of the hallmark live oak trees were repositioned to add to the Fallen Oak experience. With these changes, guests can expect the same world-class golf experience and superior service that distinguishes Fallen Oak from other courses.
“This is the once-in-a-lifetime site every golf course designer dreams of: rolling greens overlooking more than 4,000 stately oaks, magnolias and other hardwood trees, a developer willing to build golf just for the love of the game, no homes, no hotel, no other development around.  Just golf on sand, golf as it was truly meant to be," said course designer Fazio. “The new course design truly harnesses the definition of golf. Fallen Oak will serve up a unique golf experience that will keep you coming back for more.”
"We are thrilled to unveil the newly enhanced Fallen Oak, not only to the guests of Beau Rivage but to the golfing world," stated Fallen Oak General Manager David Stinson."We know Fallen Oak will continue to be a special golf experience and are all anxiously awaiting its official reopening."
Fallen Oak is available exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage. Greens fees for this elite MGM Resorts International golf experience are $200. To make reservations, call (877) 805-4657 or visit www.beaurivage.com.

The Tom Fazio-designed Fallen Oak joins the heralded Shadow Creek as the only golf courses built by MGM Resorts International for their guests. Located 15 minutes outside of Biloxi at the edge of the DeSoto National Forest, Fallen Oak has earned more than 30 national honors for a masterful design that epitomizes strategy from tee to green from all five of its tees as it encompasses the area’s natural terrain and beauty. Since 2010, the 7,487-yard course that features elevation changes rare for a Gulf Coast design has played host to the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. In that short time, Fallen Oak has received numerous compliments from many of the game’s legends for its beauty, design and the quiet elegance found in many of the world’s great golf courses. For more information on Fallen Oak, please visit www.fallenoak.com or www.beaurivage.com
Throughout his 40 years in golf course design, Tom Fazio and his staff of talented designers have been recognized for creating award-winning courses throughout the United States. No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golfweek’s collection of America’s Best. The Golf Digest poll for Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect was discontinued after Tom claimed the award three consecutive times, and he has also received The Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
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