Stephen Miles

by | Jan 16, 2023 | News

Stephen Miles – Awarded the Outstanding Turf Professional Award

Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles awarded the Outstanding Turf Professional Award for 2022

Stephen Miles, Director of Operations at The Preserve Golf Club, was awarded the Outstanding Turf Professional Award for 2022 by the Mississippi Turfgrass Association (MTA.). Alan Sullivan, MTA President, presented the award to Stephen for his outstanding leadership in the industry.

Miles and his Golf Course Superintendent, Jeremy Stephens, supported by the entire grounds staff at The Preserve Golf Club, ensure the course is always kept in immaculate condition. Stephen Miles, a certified golf course superintendent, graduated from Mississippi State University’s Golf & Sports Turf Management Program (Hail State!) in 1998. He served as President of the MTA in 2009, in addition to serving on the board and numerous committees of MTA. Miles has long been dedicated to the turf industry and MTA and was instrumental in establishing Best Management Practices in Mississippi.


The Preserve Golf Club

The Preserve Golf Club – Jerry Pate Design

Stephen Miles and The Preserve Golf Club

The Preserve Golf Club, located in Vancleave, Mississippi, has eighteen holes of “pure golf” conceived by award-winning golf course architect Jerry Pate. The incredible par-71 championship layout has been granted membership to the Audubon International Signature Program for its commitment to the environment.   The golf course encompasses 245 acres which are surrounded by an additional 1800 acres of an undisturbed nature conservancy. The golf course design and management team has integrated the native surroundings, including pitcher plant bogs, cypress swamps, long-leaf pine savannah, sweet-bay magnolias, and native grass prairies.

  • Ranked #2 Best Public Course in Mississippi by Golfweek.
  • Ranked #5 Best Casino Course in the South by Southern Gaming.
  • Ranked #6 Best New Public Course Over $75 by Golf Digest.
  • Ranked #11 Best Casino Course in USA by Golfweek.
  • Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.
  • 2015 Golfweek’s Best Casino Course.

The Preserve Golf Club, a part of The Mississippi Golf Trail, offers five sets of tees that will challenge the most advanced player yet allow novice players to enjoy their round.  With superior customer service and unequaled course condition, The Preserve Golf Club is an unforgettable golf experience.   For more information, call 877.MSGOLF9 or visit



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Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.