Bloody Point Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5220 yards||69.7||126|
|Gold M: 73.8/136||410||550||380||165||460||415||160||340||510||3390||310||405||225||420||475||495||460||190||530||3510||6900|
|Blue M: 71.9/134||400||535||360||155||430||350||145||320||490||3185||285||365||190||400||460||480||415||175||515||3285||6470|
|White M: 69.1/128||365||520||350||145||385||300||130||295||440||2930||270||355||165||380||400||460||365||155||460||3010||5940|
|Red M: 66.0/117 W: 71.2/130||310||475||320||135||365||255||80||250||400||2590||230||325||160||345||335||390||315||130||400||2630||5220|
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.