Pearl River Resort
\nDeep in the heart of Delta Blues country, 70 miles northeast of Jackson, Pearl River Resort garnered Silver Medal honors in our 2008 Premier Resorts ranking, but it sets the gold standard for value. Winter rates here start at just $89 a night.
Pearl River is notable for its flexibility. There are five properties to choose from: Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, the family-friendly Geyser Falls Water Theme Park, and the new Hilton Garden Inn. Two new restaurants spice the dining options: MIKO and Remo's.
\nScheduled for 2009 is the Ground Zero Blues Club, a joint venture with actor Morgan Freeman. Toss in casino gaming, a state-of-the-art spa at Silver Star and top-name entertainment, and you've got a slice of Vegas, Dixie-style.
What elevates Pearl River for golfers is its affiliation with Dancing Rabbit Golf Club's Tom Fazio/Jerry Pate courses, the Azaleas and the Oaks. If you're here more for the golf than the casino nightlife of the main resort, you don't even have to leave Dancing Rabbit's clubhouse features eight quiet bedrooms.
Rooms from $89 per night.
Call 866-447-3275 or visit pearlriverresort.com