Featuring tees and greens sown with a new type of paspalum grass that’s tolerant to heat and salt, the course at May River Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus design that serves golfers staying at the award-winning Inn at Palmetto Bluff resort.
Bordered by rivers and dotted with lagoons, marshes and tidal sloughs, the sandy-soiled fairways of the layout are routed through dense woodland close to the meandering May River.
During construction, sand was specially imported from Ohio as its angular consistency allows bunkers to be built with steep flashed faces. More than thirty trees were also transplanted from around the property, giving the finished course a more seasoned appearance.
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff A 45 minute jaunt from Hilton Head Island but definitely worth the drive. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this is in my humble opinion, the best golf course that I have experienced in coastal South Carolina has to offer“. And we have already played Harbour Town Golf Links, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island not mention Palmetto Dunes, Tidewater & True Blue. Every hole seems better than the last. Pristine conditioning and 1st class all the way. According to Nicklaus “no expense was spared to preserve and protect one of America’s treasured landscapes”. True to his words, Nicklaus gently created a masterpiece with minimal disturbance to the existing property yet maximum impact by using the existing live oak trees and the May River as his canvas. “The crowned greens are reminiscent of those found at Pinehurst No. 2”. At 7171 yards from the Oak tees, with a slope of 140 and a course rating of 75.4, this golf course is not for the faint at heart. To read more about golf in South Carolina visit http://golftravelandleisure.com/category/united-states/south-carolina/