Melrose Club Golf Course, The

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7081
Slope 140
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7081 yards 74.2 140
Blue 72 6688 yards 72.3 135
White 72 6245 yards 71.0 129
Red 72 5575 yards 73.0 131
Scorecard for Melrose
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.2/138 395 435 554 411 215 430 398 136 584 3558 419 383 525 184 460 405 187 400 560 3523 7081
Blue M: 72.4/130 380 412 522 395 186 412 373 127 561 3368 396 355 513 168 431 390 170 371 526 3320 6688
White M: 70.3/121 363 389 488 372 162 385 352 112 498 3121 375 339 480 151 412 374 148 350 495 3124 6245
Red W: 72.3/126 334 366 471 336 140 321 249 73 463 2753 334 318 443 86 381 347 128 333 452 2822 5575
Handicap 15 5 7 3 9 13 11 17 1 10 16 12 8 2 4 18 14 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 1 7 13 11 15 17 3 12 14 4 16 8 2 18 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens Tif dwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Excellent weather
Used cart

World Class Layout in Muni Course Condition

My first visit to Hilton Head Island and I was excited to add a trip to Dafuskie Island and a round of golf to the itinerary. It doesn't come cheap -- for my wife and I we paid $90 plus $20 tip for round trip ride on an H20 Sports zodiac ride from Harbour Town, and $128 for 2 greens fees plus ample tips for the one poor soul who was our chauffeur, cart boy, and manned the pro shop by himself. On balance, I would say it was worth it.

Riding a boat to play a round of golf is in itself a unique experience. The course is also routed through some of the most beautiful surroundings I have been in. The carts have GPS monitors built in which help alot. And it is an excellent Jack Nicklaus Signature design. Classic Nicklaus risk/reward decisions have to be made on almost every hole. Take the shorter route on a hole to make birdie a possibility and you also bring danger into the picture. Take the longer route and you are safer but have a much longer approach and could make a bogey anyway. Of course, Melrose also favors someone who can hit towering left to right approach shots - like Nicklaus and unlike myself!

The course itself is a world class layout in municipal course shape. The course is part of a struggling beach resort that is trying to turn itself around, so I don't know how they can do much better with the grounds on 10-20 rounds a day.

I fear that the course is not long for this world. Bloody Point Golf Course on Dafuskie Island was already moth balled for several years. So I am glad I had the chance to play Melrose when I did.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Valid dates: Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Staying at Orange Lake Resort and teeing off on any of our four unique golf courses has never been easier.
421 Squire Pope Rd, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina 29915, Beaufort County
(843) 422-6963
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