Members Club at St. James Plantation - Irwin Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6887 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Clubs at St. James Plantation Golf Academy"


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6887 yards 73.1 130
Black 72 6463 yards 70.8 124
Black/White Combo 72 6224 yards 69.9 121
White 72 5964 yards 68.5 118
White (W) 72 5964 yards 73.8 128
White/Green Combo 72 5609 yards 67.6 114
Green 72 5346 yards 66.4 111
Green (W) 72 5346 yards 71.2 121
Teal (W) 72 5113 yards 69.7 117

St. James Plantation in Southport boasts 81 holes of championship golf. There are four 18-hole golf courses and one, the Members Club, has a nine-hole extension. Hale Irwin, a three-time U.S. Open winner, designed the 27-hole layout. The original 18 holes of the course present a challenging test even for advanced players, which is why a more playable nine-hole layout was added. No matter what skill level, golfers can find a combination that suits them on the Members Club course. Multiple tee boxes make the course even more accommodating. Water hazards come into play on a few holes and there are also strategically placed bunkers throughout. The golf course is in good company too, it is joined by a Nicklaus design layout as well as one designed by P.B. Dye.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Big fairways and greens"

Jim6270579's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

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If you like wide fairways, big level greens and layout variety, play the Members Course at St James. Had a little mix up with tee times, after I made a change. But got with a group of residents/members that we so very nice and helpful on the course. The golf course was in excellent condition, some bunkers and ponds along the fairways. They had placed red&white flags at the beginning of each water feature. Never seen that before, but was helpful. Houses line every hole but sit back far enough so there is room for the errant tee shot. The third cut rough did swallow the ball, but you can play out. Just we real good 9 and scored quite well. Multiple multiple tee boxes for any level player.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

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