Overview of golf course named May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

2004

Type

Forest

Architect

Jack Nicklaus

Tourists have been coming to the Palmetto Bluff community on Hilton Head Island for more than a century, and over the years many expensive vacation homes have appeared along the shore. For some reason it took until the 1990s for a golf course to be built on this fine site here by the May River. Jack Nicklaus' design firm got the contract to construct a new layout amid environmentally sensitive marshlands, and their creation blends right into the surroundings. The topography doesn't vary much, so the strategy of the course comes from the placement of the holes and their relationship to one another. You can see how the lay of the land influenced the routing particularly well on the back nine, where there are three each of par 3s and 5s, something of an anomaly for a Nicklaus layout. The range of teeing options accommodates players of all skill levels.

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Littlestone Golf Club
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November 03, 2017
May River is a hidden gem. In a state full of world class golf, this course is understated & off the beaten track, but well worth the effort if you can get there. The course is a unique layout, located on a bluff meaning many of the holes are waterside & surrounded by trees draped in Spanish moss, just thinking about the place gives me goosebumps. I’ve been lucky enough to play there twice, both caddies were fantastic, the members & staff friendly & the practice facilities good enough for Tiger & Crenshaw to land a chopper & take a look when designing a track nearby. It’s a way from London, but this is where I’d choose to have my home from home. Wonderful part of the world & a beautiful golf club, I hope they go ahead & build the second 18.
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