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Rory Nelson

Head Golf Professional
PGA Crest

Gulfport, MS
Windance Country Club, Gulfport, MS

About Rory

My name is Rory Nelson and I am a native of Lucedale, MS who now calls Gulfport home. I graduated from George County High School in 2010. I played four years of college golf at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and William Carey University. I received my Associate's Degree in 2012 from MGCCC and my Bachelor's Degree in 2014 from William Carey. I started my career in the golf business in 2012 and got my first Golf Professional job at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg in 2014. I spent 2 1/2 years at New Orleans Country Club from 2014-2017 as an Assistant Golf Professional. I have been the Head Golf Professional at Windance Country Club since October 2017. I became a Class A PGA member in March of 2018. In 2020, I was awarded the Mississippi Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. I currently serve as the Mississippi Chapter Secretary.

I have always had a passion for golf and it was a no brainer for me to turn that love of golf into a career. When I am not running our golf operation here at Windance, I enjoy teaching and player development. We currently offer ladies clinics, PGA Jr. League, summer junior camps, and individual golf lessons.

If you have a desire to better yourself or introduce a loved one to the game of golf, please give me a call!






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Rory's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

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Rory's Facilities

Windance Country Club

Gulfport MS


Windance Country Club was designed by Mark McCumber and opened in 1986. The course averages 30,000 rounds annually and has been nicknamed the "Hidden Gem of the Mississippi Gulf Coast". Windance measures out at over 6700 yards of championship golf and regularly plays host to Mississippi amateur and Gulf States PGA section events.

*Coaching available to public

19385 Champion Cir, Gulfport, MS 39503-7707

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