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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 7094 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.9

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1980) Alice Dye (1980) Bobby Weed (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

5.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This Course Challenged Me

Even though I did not play well the course and the weather was just perfect, Had a heck of a time reading Mr. Dye's greens but the greens were perfect for this late in the year, The staff was very friendly and helpful. And the Manhattans in the grill room did a great job of soothing my injured ego. LOL. Not too terribly long when played from the white tees so no real excuses. A must-play if you are ever on Hilton Head Island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding Course in the Carolinas

I have been a member of Long Cove Club for some 30 years and a full-time resident for the last 7 years. In my business life I had the opportunity to play on some of the best known courses in Asia and in Australia and New Zealand. I can say without hesitation that Long Cove compares favorably at all times of the year with any of the famous courses. It has challenging holes for all levels of golfers, as well as being scenically attractive. My 2 grandsons started playing here as soon as they were able to hold a golf club and have become top college golfers. The elder, Jeffrey Lang (Dartmouth team 2014-18), has said the following about his experience:
Even after playing the likes of Spyglass, St. Andrews, The Country Club, and other top 100 courses around the globe, Long Cove remains one of my favorite designs in all of golf. To be sure, part of the allure is the nostalgia - countless memories of exciting rounds since I first started chipping and putting after hours on the 14th green at age 7. But as I’ve grown older and seen more and more courses, I’ve come to appreciate just how special Long Cove is. No one hole is the same. Every single shot in the bag is tested - from fitting a long drive between trees on 15, to finessing a blind wedge on 5, to bombing a 4 iron to a tight green on 8. This course is one of those rare few where the more you play it, the more interesting it becomes.

And his brother Jack Lang (Davidson team 2015-19) added:
Long Cove stands out in my mind as one of the most diverse tests of golf I’ve experienced. It features doglegs that go multiple directions with tee shots and approach shots that demand all sorts of different shot shapes. As such, each hole is visually different and interesting in its own way. When conditions are firm and the wind is up strategy is a must with birdies meriting well positioned shots off the tee giving access to wherever pins may be. The course is forgiving enough to be fair (as pars can be made with the recovery game and short game), while tee shots on 8, 11, 13, and 15 offer minimal bailout such that you still have to be in control of your golf ball to score well. It is possibly the most balanced course I have played and never gets old.

Without doubt Long Cove stands out as one of the finest courses in the Carolinas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Must Play if You Get the Opportunity

I have played Long Cove numerous times and in various weather conditions. It is a very demanding yet very fair test, severely penalizing the poor shots while greatly rewarding the good ones. The course condition is always immaculate. This private course is a true Pete Dye design that will keep your attention on every shot and challenge your imagination and playing ability on every hole. Very "walkable".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic SC Low Country

Long rated the #1 course in SC until Kiawah Ocean opened and also the local tournament course surpassed it. It is architecturally one of the finest in the lowcountry. Great variety in Par 3 4 and 5 holes. Some trademark holes from Dye (Alps 5th) are here, most holes are lined by housing, but with appropriate corridors. Smallish greens present, except the 18th which is massive. Will be closed soon for a re-grassing project. Architecturally, this course is classic Dye in that angles and position (Strategy) are more important than brute strength. On a hole-by-hole basis, it is more demanding than the local PGA Tour tournament course. I've played about a dozen times over the years, know the area well and never turn down an invitation to play here. There is a premium on the short game here as well as strategic measures. needed to score well. Difficulty ebbs and flows making for a fine experience and challenge. High recommendation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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