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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6695 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.5

Course Details

Year Built 1892
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alister MacKenzie (1932) Tom Doak (2005) Gil Hanse (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Walked

classic old school

My fifth round at this most enjoyable course. Brought a well traveled friend last year and we both thought that perhaps this is what Augusta National may have like when it was first open. Not long but all you can handle as reflected in the 138 slope. The whole vibe is a key part of the experience. Low key but elegant. If you go, do not miss the great memorabilia in the club house. Wonderful staff. The whole town of Aiken is wonderful with some fascinating history as it relates to golf and polo. Also home club of Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown with Kevin's house right off 17. Look forward to a couple of rounds during our Masters trip in two months.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Old Course

I wish modern course architects would visit this course and take a few notes. While the layout is not overwhelming it is challenging and will test your shot shaping skills. If you've never played here before, make sure to hire one of their caddies, shot placement both off the tee and on the greens is critical. I have probably played at least 50 different courses in South Carolina is this is my favorite by far. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The fairways were in good shape and the greens are some of the best I've ever putted on.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Can't Beat Palmetto Golf Club

I only get to play Palmetto once a year and it is never disappointing. The condition of the course is outstanding in every respect. Fast greens, wide open fairways and excellent fairways. Not much of a 19th hole, but the Pro Shop is great...well stocked and goof variety.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Dr. Alister MacKenzie's other north Georgia gem

Located about 30 minutes from Augusta National, there is a letter in the clubhouse from Bobby Jones asking the managers at Palmetto to limit play for National members because so many were bypassing the home of the Masters to play the Aiken, S.C., layout.
MacKenzie used land that is similar to Augusta National's, with his signature wide fairways and unique green complexes, and unlike Augusta National Palmetto has changed little over the years.
Palmetto is Augusta National without the green grass, and much easier to get a tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

Stay & Play Offers

From $190
Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
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