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Hole 1 Par 4

Hole 1


Hole #1 is as welcoming as the city of Charleston itself. However, don’t let that smile fool you, a good tee shot between four well positioned bunkers is necessary to set yourself up for a quick birdie on the opening hole.

Blue: 401 yards
White: 380 yards
Gold: 354 yards
Red: 339 yards

Handicap: 13

Hole 2 Par 4

Hole 2


This dogleg left par 4 plays tougher than anticipated. With water looming right and bunkers guarding the left, a drive down the left center is rewarded with a good angle for your approach. Keep the ball on the left hand side of the green and avoid the flag that is back right as the green is deeper than it appears and the front right bunker swallows up any shots not struck soundly.

Blue: 420 yards
White: 376 yards
Gold: 321 yards
Red: 312 yards

Handicap: 7

Hole 3 Par 4

Hole 3


Not only one of the largest greens on the golf course but also considered one of the toughest with undulation that slopes in all directions. Back right and back left flag positions pose difficulties getting the ball close to the hole, so it is best to try to stay underneath this flag, leaving yourself with an uphill putt to the hole.

Blue: 180 yards
White: 156 yards
Gold: 145 yards
Red: 138 yards

Handicap: 15

Hole 4 Par 4

Hole 4


Birdie time! This opening par 5 typically plays downwind, so big hitters can usually get home in two, but beware of the lagoon right of the green. The smart play is to stay left off the tee, as most of the trouble is on the right side of this hole. A lay-up to 100-150 yards from the green which slopes back to front will allow you to take dead aim at the stick for your approach shot.

Blue: 525 yards
White: 495 yards
Gold: 454 yards
Red: 438 yards

Handicap: 9

Hole 5 Par 4

Hole 5


The hardest par 4 on the front nine turns into the teeth of the prevailing winds and makes this already long hole longer! Keep the ball low off the tee and place it between the two fairway bunkers. Keep in mind this green is elevated so an extra club may be needed to reach the green. Beware of the back left flag placement as the green falls off hard. Play to the center, take your par, and RUN!

Blue: 436 yards
White: 405 yards
Gold: 379 yards
Red: 359 yards

Handicap: 1

Hole 6 Par 4

Hole 6


This long par 5 is toughest near the green. Keep the ball on the left side of the fairway to avoid the tree line on the right. The second shot should find the narrowing portion of the fairway, leaving you around 100-150 yards and from there an accurate 3rd shot to this narrow green.

Blue: 550 yards
White: 521 yards
Gold: 460 yards
Red: 444 yards

Handicap: 3

Hole 7 Par 4

Hole 7


The 7th hole returns the course to its friendly start and gives you a short to mid-iron into an open and inviting green. Birdie is a possibility with a well placed iron, so focus on distance and wind direction.

Blue: 178 yards
White: 148 yards
Gold: 125 yards
Red: 113 yards

Handicap: 17

Hole 8 Par 4

Hole 8


This slightly uphill par 4 is usually into the wind and plays longer than its posted yardage. An accurate tee shot is needed to split the fairway bunkers on each side. The locals know that if you can get the ball down the left side of the fairway, you’ll enjoy the “speed slot” and an additional 10-20 yards on your drive, but be wary of the fairway bunker that looms near. The second shot requires enough club to get your ball on this elevated green. The back left flag placement mirrors the 5th hole and should be played to the center of the green for a quick 2 putt.

Blue: 415 yards
White: 375 yards
Gold: 340 yards
Red: 331 yards

Handicap: 5

Hole 9 Par 4

Hole 9


This slight dogleg right leaves you with a difficult second shot into a shallow green where the wind comes directly into you. Be sure you find an exact distance because both long and short are distinct possibilities. The Blue tee near 8 green makes this the longest par 4 on the golf course, so if you play our championship tees, bring the driver for this hole as you’ll need it.

Blue: 458 yards
White: 415 yards
Gold: 360 yards
Red: 340 yards

Handicap: 11

Hole 10 Par 4

Hole 10


The back nine begins with a dogleg right that sets up perfectly for a left to right tee shot. If your tee shot finds the fairway, a birdie may be in the works once on the green.

Blue: 415 yards
White: 372 yards
Gold: 354 yards
Red: 330 yards

Handicap: 10

Hole 11 Par 4

Hole 11


This very difficult dogleg left is a torturous par 4. If you can cut the corner, you will be in good shape. If not, expect a long second shot into a well-bunkered, undulating and narrow green.

Blue: 435 yards
White: 403 yards
Gold: 381 yards
Red: 360 yards

Handicap: 6

Hole 12 Par 4

Hole 12


This is the shortest par 4 on the golf course, but short does not always equate to easy. The trees on the left tend to block approach shots and the water on the right sits close to the fairway. However, an accurate drive will lead to a short approach shot to a very receptive green and a possible birdie.

Blue: 357 yards
White: 340 yards
Gold: 320 yards
Red: 310 yards

Handicap: 18

Hole 13 Par 4

Hole 13


Two long shots can carry the large pond in the front of the green and get you home in two, but beware of the upslope greenside which tends to kill momentum of second shots trying to climb the slope. Regardless, once over the pond, the green is very accepting of all chips and a birdie is a distinct possibility. On the other hand, an easy lay-up second shot leaves only a short iron approach into a large green that slopes from back to front so weigh your options and choose carefully.

Blue: 520 yards
White: 497 yards
Gold: 449 yards
Red: 446 yards

Handicap: 8

Hole 14 Par 4

Hole 14


Locally known as “The Swerve,” this par 3 turns you back towards Charleston Harbor, and the teeth of the wind. The last 5 holes present the challenge of the course and threaten any good round. Hit enough club on this, the longest par 3 on the course and remember wind direction from the previous hole because it is now going to be the opposite. Sounds elementary right? Wrong. With the surrounding trees that protect the tidal creek you may not feel the wind above, but your golf ball most certainly will.

Blue: 193 yards
White: 168 yards
Gold: 145 yards
Red: 132 yards

Handicap: 16

Hole 15 Par 4

Hole 15


Don’t let the length of this par 4 fool you. Trouble can be found off the tee and near the green. Keep the ball in play off the tee even if it takes a 3-wood or long iron. Hit an extra club when the flag is back and keep it straight as this is the narrowest green on the course. Hopefully you’ll come away with a good score because the biggest challenge lies in the final three.

Blue: 367 yards
White: 346 yards
Gold: 325 yards
Red: 315 yards

Handicap: 14

Hole 16 Par 4

Hole 16


This is the hardest par 4 on the back nine. With marshlands left off the tee and trees and tidal creeks right, an accurate tee shot is a must. Keep your drive down the left hand side of the fairway to avoid the trees on the right which may block your second shot into a well bunkered green. The green, which angles from left to right, should be assessed very carefully when the flag is in the back. Shots veering off to the left may find the marshlands and a hazard over the green.

Blue: 388 yards
White: 354 yards
Gold: 343 yards
Red: 301 yards

Handicap: 2

Hole 17 Par 4

Hole 17


Welcome to the “Best Par 3 in the Lowcountry.” This island green par 3 features the most historic, panoramic and beautiful views of any golf course in the Charleston area. A very small green surrounded by water and marsh destroys the confidence of even the best golfers. If you know how to hit a low-knockdown shot, this might be the place to do it. Winds sweeping over the harbor will push your ball in many different directions so pick a club, a confident swing, and give it a shot. Once on the island, soak up the views and enjoy!

Blue: 150 yards
White: 130 yards
Gold: 110 yards
Red: 95 yards

Handicap: 12

Hole 18 Par 4

Hole 18


This great par 5 makes for a dramatic ending to a great day. This hole has seen many double and triple bogeys with the harbor bordering the tee shot on the left and a grove of mulberry trees on the right. However, an accurate tee shot can lead to a finishing par or even birdie. Unless downwind, getting home in two will be tough, so keep it straight and keep it simple. Your approach shot needs to navigate a heavily bunkered green which slopes from back right to front left. Beware the front left flag placement as it is one of the toughest on the course.

Blue: 567 yards
White: 512 yards
Gold: 482 yards
Red: 459 yards

Handicap: 4