May River Golf Club At Palmetto Bluff

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7171 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.6
  • Layout

  • 476 Mount Pelia Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910, Beaufort County
  • (843) 706-6580
  • (843) 706-6579
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Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2004)
Type: Private/Resort
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirt, No Cutoffs, Denim OK

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Oak 72 7171 yards 75.6 141
Cedar 72 6513 yards 72.8 137
Hickory 72 6065 yards 70.7 133
Hickory (W) 72 6065 yards 75.9 132
Magnolia (W) 72 5168 yards 70.3 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Type of Golfer

"A low-country gem"

StephanGuertlerGA's avatar
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Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is part of the Palmetto Bluff Resort. The course is secluded, very scenic and was designed to be easily walkable. I teed off at 8.30 am with a caddie and played in 3 hours. The course was in immaculate shape and boasts a number of interesting holes. The back nine consists of 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s and 3 par 5s.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Master's Prep Round"

nobarkies's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played May River the day before we headed down to The Master's. Upon arriving, the club house is very unassuming. The staff that greeted us was very friendly and offered valet parking. Our four caddies met us on the driving range and offered suggestions for shots that we would need on the course. We found after starting play that the practice green replicated the actual green speeds exactly. Our caddies were very friendly and offered the correct advice at the right times. The course was in great condition. The fairways were lush and the lies were perfect. The greens have a lot of slight breaks that are hard to pick up but this is where the caddies were great. The course is challenging and you will hit every club in your bag. Don't skip eating here, the food is fantastic!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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