Episode 8: Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azalea)

Named after the nearby Dancing Rabbit Creeks, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the celebration of the rich culture of the Choctaw Indians.


Ranked 91st on Golf Digest’s list of Americas 100 Greatest Public Courses, the Azaleas course is characterized by sloping, tree-lined fairways that often dictate shot-shape and club selection from the tee.

The par 3s are particularly good, each featuring picturesque elevation changes from tee to green.

One really interesting hole on the Azalea course is the 454 yard par 4 3rd hole that boasts a split fairway, giving golfers options while also providing a unique aesthetic to the hole.

The Azalea course finishes with a bang, as the double-dogleg par 5 17th offers a risk-reward opportunity while the 505 yard par 4 18th hole challenges even the best with a narrow green guarded by a bunker on the left and water on the right.

Perhaps the best aspect of Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the fact that it boasts not one, but two 18-hole championship layouts. Complimenting the Azaleas Course is the Oaks Course.

The Oaks Course also works its way through the tall Mississippi trees, but wider fairways and pronounced elevation changes make for a really fun round of golf.

Insider’s tip: be sure to book a room on the second floor of the clubhouse (or in the cottage on hole 3 for group trips), and enjoy your time at the beautiful Dancing Rabbit Golf Club!


  1. Donovan Childers on February 26, 2017 at 7:40 am

    May not be on any lists yet, but you need to check out Sweetens Cove in the Chattanooga area.

    • Jordan Griggs on February 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Donovan – thanks for the heads up. I’m not sure if we’ll be through the Chattanooga area this year, but I’ll put Sweetens Cove on the list for the future! Thanks again

  2. Mark Powell on March 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Nice segment on the Rabbit! Have a great road trip and we hope to see you both again soon! Mark Powell

    • Jordan Griggs on March 14, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Mark! Brittany and I really enjoyed our time at Dancing Rabbit, including your awesome hospitality. Thanks again and look forward to a future visit!