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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6673 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.6

The 18-hole Sanctuary Golf Club At Cat Island in Beaufort, S.C. is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1985. Designed by George Cobb, Sanctuary measures 6,673 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 136 and a 72.6 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

Sanctuary Golf Club may be the Lowcountry's best conditioned golf course. With velvet tiff-dwarf greens, this George Cobb creation sports beautiful views of Port Royal Sound from many holes.

The course is located on a 400+ acre barrier island just a short 45-minute drive from Hilton Head Island. The layout takes full advantage of the wooded interior with centuries-old live oak trees in abundance.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6673 yards 72.6 136
White 71 6194 yards 70.0 129
Gold 71 5686 yards 67.7 120
Gold (W) 72 5686 yards 72.8 131
Red (W) 72 5032 yards 69.2 118
Scorecard for The Sanctuary Golf Club At Cat Island
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/136 408 401 357 197 424 561 158 425 568 3499 405 386 396 164 178 350 344 506 445 3174 6673
White M: 70.0/129 382 365 340 165 364 539 119 420 551 3245 391 360 390 150 142 316 331 478 391 2949 6194
Gold M: 67.7/120 W: 72.8/131 361 343 316 115 315 490 111 341 516 2908 378 280 341 137 126 273 309 447 362 2653 5561
Red W: 69.2/118 350 295 268 112 302 452 79 304 464 2626 401 274 300 90 93 222 280 421 325 2406 5032
Handicap 10 14 18 16 8 6 12 2 4 3 5 1 13 15 11 7 17 9
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 10 14 12 18 8 2 16 6 4 3 7 1 17 15 9 5 13 11

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1985) Jeff Brauer (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No jeans or cut-offs are permitted. Men must wear collared shirts.

Reviews

4.3
220 Reviews (220)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 13
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 61
Forced Carries 46
Bunkers 45
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 61
Locals 43
Advanced Golfers 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 46
Convenient to the City 23
In the 'Burbs 12

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best greens in the area

This course is very challenging and has a great layout. The greens are so beautiful without a blemish and roll perfect. The fairways and tee boxes still need work. The traps are perfect soft white sand.
Overall, play the course and you will be pleased. Roll it over on the fairways and you will have the time of your life.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for a challenge!

Had a great time. The course was in decent shape...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for a challenge!

Always enjoy this fun challenging course. I am a novice but this course is great and very well maintained! Staff is great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

We had a great time! Peaceful setting with great views of the wildlife areas. Melvin in the pro shop was very helpful and a true gentleman. He gave us some great info concerning the general area and restaurants.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

hilton head winter golf

i love this course... views, challenging holes and under new ownership which is putting money into the course. fairways were beginning to come in. the greens were extremely fast, do not be above the pin. more then worth the 50 minute drive from hhi. just a fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

great layout

Really great layout with several memorable holes. First course we played since Florida that wasn't thin hard fairways. Had new deep sand, some dead spots where carts congregate. Greens were great except for a few spots. Very friendly and helpful. Worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great price and condition

Everything great except stopped at club to get drinks and no one around. Cook said he didn't know where bartender was and he couldn't serve us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

seaside

play was slow and group in front would not let us thru

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 09/20/2016

Thank you for your feedback on your experience at the course. We're sorry to hear that the pace of play was not up to par. We assure that this is not the standard we strive for.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Greens

Had a great experience playing the Sanctuary. Coarse was in great shape and the Greens were a 10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 08/15/2016

Hey "paul9401289" thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad you were happy with the green conditions and we hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great value

This course has recently been purchased by a new local owner. He is doing all of the right things to improve playability and condition.

The clubhouse is under renovation- soon to be completed. Once open, it will provide a nice option for after golf dining and drinking.

The greens had recently been aerated but have come back nicely. Once they are cut, they should roll perfectly. They did hold the ball nicely when you hit into them. Just putt harder as they are shaggy.

The fairways were a bit scortched due to a prolonged period of hot and dry weather but the irrigation system is back up and running and should be able to correct the issues on a few of the fairways that were most affected.

The course was abuzz with maintenance workers attending to some of the deferred issues which was a good sign but none of them got in the way of our round.

We were able to play at a leisurely pace and enjoyed the wildlife and lowcountry water views on almost every hole. Still managed to complete the round in under 4 hours.

You should play here. Great place- terrific value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 07/20/2016

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you have noticed improvement in our course. We hope you come back and join us for another round soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Beautiful golf course

This is an excellent layout and well maintained. The greens were a little slower than I'm used to but not bumpy. The marsh views and the wildlife were memorable. This course compares favorably to the courses at Kiawah and Seabrook without the high price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 07/20/2016

Thank you for you 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed the layout and conditions of our course. Please come back and play again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Cobb design

The last course George Cobb designed is great. First 5 holes are all you want with water and views. Great routing with many tee choices. Management is changing so not sure what will happen. fairways being cut when they needed instead to be watered and greens were slow from recent aeration but no question of a great design. Reminded me of Surf Club with outstanding views. Great pace of play. Thanks to the pro shop for working a single into a great group of guys. Will be back again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 07/20/2016

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the design of our course and are looking forward to having you back in the future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

This is a really nice layout. The greens were recently aerated so I couldn't have the full experience. Could be challenging. Will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 07/08/2016

Hey "louisdiaz" thanks for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Value

Course was in decent shape, greens were a bit bumpy but playable. Really fun place to play. thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 07/01/2016

Hey "eric4611790" thanks for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round. Come back and see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The course is a keeper

I have golfed a lot of courses in the Beaufort/Hilton Head Area. I always enjoy the Sanctuary the best. I have a 20 handicap. The course does not beat me up while at the same time offers a good challenge every time I play it. It is a great home town type course.
It is a must play for anyone interested in experiencing what golf is like in the low country.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 06/20/2016

Hey "u000006334330" we are glad you enjoyed your round here at the Sanctuary Golf Club! We hope you come back soon for your next round!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sanctuary Course...Beautiful but challenging

If you like a challenge, play this course. The first 5-6 holes require you to place the ball pretty precisely... if you can do that you will have an excellent round. The greens are in fantastic shape and the fairways are pretty good as well. The tee boxes were not as good but apparently had some work done recently...they are still very playable! It is a beautifully scenic course as well... my most recent round was just a pleasure to be there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 06/03/2016

Hey "BobMitzi1" we are glad to hear that you find the course very challenging but still enjoyble! Now that golf season is here you will have to come back and visit us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Cooge hits the Sanctuary

If you enjoy great golf tracks with picturesque scenery, fast, sloping greens with huge fairways, play the Sanctuary.
The staff is most friendly and accommodating, ask for the Staff Member from Canfield Ohio.
There is a Grill Room Restaurant for after golf play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
3898c826-a5cf-5b51-b21b-8f9265e2143d
SanctuaryGC
Commented On 05/12/2016

Hi "jimkraynik" thank you so much for the positive review. We appreciate the kind words about the course as well as our staff. Come out and see us again soon!

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