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3.9
573 Reviews (573)
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
264
3 Stars
113
2 Stars
48
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
81.0%
Recommend this course
453 out of 573 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.5%
Recommend this course
76 out of 111 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
189 Reviews (189)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
76.7%
Recommend this course
145 out of 189 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6735 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Greens Diamond Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1970) Willard Byrd (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.9
573 Reviews (573)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 16
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 6

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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Vacation Golf

We had a good time playing shipyard. Had to take a rain check the first day. Starter rushed us out into a rainstorm but when we packed it in After the first hole the pro shop staff was more than happy to set us up for the same tee time the next day. We played Atlantic Dunes the day before and compared to that this course was much more forgiving. Most of us play in the 80’s and 90’s and this course was a good fit for our ability. Its about twice the price of similar courses we play at home but thats to be expected when you play golf on vacation at the beach.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, but the groundskeepers need training

I would easily rate this course 5 stars. The layout is awesome, the conditions were great, and the greens were beautiful. However, my troubles started on the first nine. I hit a ball in the fairway near a sprinkler head, there was a groundskeeper there. Rather than turn the sprinkler off, he just made me work around it. Hey, whatever. Don’t care. Then about 4 holes later there was a groundskeeper who just parked his cart right in the line of play and stayed there. About 2 holes later a guy told us we couldn’t park the cart where we did because he had to blow the grass clippings. It was on the cart path because it’s cart path only. The icing on the cake came on 18 when we were literally on the green and the guy started rolling the green when we were putting. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, teach your grounds staff golf etiquette. I could understand it if we were being incredibly slow golfers, but we played 18 in 3.5 hours while waiting for every hole on the back nine behind a dad and his kid which we did not mind at all, because that’s what the game is about. The starter was awesome, the guy who cleaned our clubs at the end was awesome, the course was great, but the groundskeepers ruined our entire experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Greens

Maybe best greens I've played this year. Generous fairways......nice layout. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs Work

The course was playable but really slow twosome in front of us played so slow we left after 14 and could not take it anymore. The tee boxes are pretty much dirt and the greens are slow like putting on shag carpet. The course has been mowed and the grass was all over the fairways in clumps. I would say if looking for a place to play if you are a golfer that gets out quite a bit, this might not be the best place to play. It could use a lot ow work and would be a nice course if kept up. However, when we played the course was like a forgotten muni.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

The conditions were terrible

Every drive I hit seemed to land on a patch of dirt. The tee boxes didn’t seem to have any growing grass. The pace of play was incredibly slow and seems to drag on forever. I wouldn’t pay more than 30 bucks.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

This course was in bad shape

It felt like every drive I hit was greeted by a dirt patch in the middle of the fairway. The greens were super long and slow. Felt like they ran at a 5 or a 6. The pace of play was super slow and felt like the round just dragged on. I wish they sent the slower groups out later to increase pace. I wouldn’t pay more than 40 bucks for a round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Over-priced and Underwhelming

Pace of play was terrible...rangers weren't the least bit interested in improving it either. Greens looked nice but rolled very slow. Fairways and tee boxes were cow pasture. Bunkers looked thin and poorly maintained. Not worth the time or money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

For the price we were excited but it was in terrible shape. Won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money...

We played Golden Bear on 7/19 and that course was in pristine condition and it only cost $79. We played the Shipyard today and the course was dried out on just about every hole and it cost $90. Tee boxes all dried up and fairways all dried up.. However, greens were in good shape..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Quick 9 hole round on a nice course

Had time for a quick 9 hole round and was not disappointed. Course is in great shape compared to others in the same price range. Pace of play was good. Holes are challenging but a well played tee shot allows you to get on in regulation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Thank you for your kind comment! Some of the tee shots out here can be a bit tricky! We're glad your enjoyed your time with us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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