The course is steeped in history and it was a thrill to see the famous swinging bridge by the 10th hole and poking around the clubhouse seeing all the historical artifacts they have on display.
As for the course itself, it is very much Riviera-lite, right down to similar opening holes and green complexes. The course is in immaculate condition with a real Southern sensibility with a routing through pine trees. My favorite holes were on the backside 11-13 as the course follows a stream making for picturesque and relaxing holes.
As of Spring 2016, the course is undergoing noticeable renovations (although they are not affecting play) and I think it will be all for the better as the greens and some areas need a bit of a touchup (the greens did roll fast and true but small tweaks won't hurt). After the work this course will be topnotch and a must play for anyone lucky enough to get on!
Date: May 01, 2016