Home to Southern charm, blues music and a very unique golf tournament. 

The Mississippi Delta will be host to a new kind of golf tournament this year. From April 25 to May 1, 128 golfers will have the opportunity to participate in the Golf Wizard – Golf and Blues Tournament in Tunica, Mississippi.

Tunica, Mississippi is the 3rd largest gaming area in North America , and participants will call Harrah’s Casino Resort ‘home’ for 6 nights while playing 4 rounds of golf on three of the top courses in Mississippi’s Delta region. “It is a fun tournament,” says organizer Bill Pesavento, “more about getting to know new people from around the country and having fun than it is about the golf.”

Tournament rounds will be played at Harrah’s The Links at Cottonwoods, designed by Hale Irwin.  This 72 par, 7,000-yard course is a challenge for all levels of players.  The River Bend Links is a golf course that was transformed from a cotton field into a marvelous Scottish links style course next to the Mississippi River. The third course, Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club, is a Mark McCumber design with water coming into play on almost every hole making it a very challenging and exciting experience.

There is a lot more to this week than golf, though! Planned excursions include a night on Beale Street in Memphis; all participants will be bussed there for a fun night of Blues and Jazz. Another evening, with dinner included, takes place where Blues Music was born – Clarksdale, Mississippi. This includes a tour of the Delta Blues Museum, and an evening at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Daily breakfast at Paula Deen’s Kitchen (buffet) guarantees that no one will go hungry.

There’s a lot to do for the non golfer, as well. The cost to participate in this tournament is only $599 US, non-golfer $399.

Visit www.travelinggolfer.net/2010golfblues.aspx for full tournament itinerary, pricing and entry form.

For more details about traveling in Mississippi, go to www.VisitMississippi.org or call (888) 669-7662 for your travel planner.