Palmetto Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6695 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6695 yards 73.5 138
Red 71 6451 yards 72.0 134
Red/White 71 6303 yards 71.0 130
White 71 6098 yards 70.6 128
Gold 71 5357 yards 67.5 122
Blue 71 5180 yards 70.5 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"classic old school"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Old Course"


nobarkies's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Can't Beat Palmetto Golf Club"


drlgolf's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dr. Alister MacKenzie's other north Georgia gem"


RexHoggardGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> Palmetto is Augusta National without the green grass, and much easier to get a tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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