May River Golf Club At Palmetto Bluff

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7171
Slope 141
Rating 75.6
Type Private/Resort
The May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff features a challenging Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that plays along the banks of the river. The championship layout blends in perfectly with the beautiful natural surroundings provided by the May River Forest, which is filled with century-old live oak trees. Although the fairways are seemingly wide and inviting, they are flanked by bunkers and natural waste areas. The gently undulating greens are also surrounded by intimidating white sand bunkers and water hazards come into play throughout. The back nine consists of an equal number of par 3s, 4s, and 5s, offering an interesting variety of challenges. With such a scenic and diverse golf course, it was difficult to pick a signature hole but 6, 7, 12, and 14 are all contenders.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Oak 72 7171 yards 75.6 141
Cedar 72 6513 yards 72.8 137
Hickory 72 6065 yards 70.7 133
Hickory (W) 72 6065 yards 75.9 132
Magnolia (W) 72 5168 yards 70.3 124
Scorecard for May River Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Oak M: 75.6/141 429 206 428 565 442 175 336 555 471 3607 556 169 402 472 190 535 436 234 570 3564 7171
Cedar M: 72.8/137 404 185 381 535 421 154 309 509 447 3345 503 146 362 412 167 462 399 190 527 3168 6513
Hickory M: 70.7/133 W: 75.9/132 375 159 362 511 401 139 277 489 411 3124 485 128 323 380 143 441 368 171 502 2941 6065
Magnolia W: 70.3/124 350 127 307 402 325 117 224 463 336 2651 426 103 282 297 110 400 288 135 476 2517 5168
Handicap 13 15 9 7 3 17 11 5 1 2 18 10 8 16 12 6 14 4
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt, No Cutoffs, Denim OK

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4.9
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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May River, A true test of golf skills

We had the pleasure of playing this beautiful course as the guest of a member for the second time today and Trust me it's even better the second time.We started on a driving range that is in better shape than the greens at many courses which is the first sign of the pristine course conditions on the entire course.The routing of this course make this course one of the best challenges I have found in the area. The majority of the holes require good choices and better execution or you will find yourself with some difficult up and downs on very fast, very true rolling greens. Play the correct tees or it will spoil your day.

Take the time to find this gem,it is worth the effort.

Kudos to Jack on a great design

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A low-country gem

This Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is part of the Palmetto Bluff Resort. The course is secluded, very scenic and was designed to be easily walkable. I teed off at 8.30 am with a caddie and played in 3 hours. The course was in immaculate shape and boasts a number of interesting holes. The back nine consists of 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s and 3 par 5s.

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

Master's Prep Round

I played May River the day before we headed down to The Master's. Upon arriving, the club house is very unassuming. The staff that greeted us was very friendly and offered valet parking. Our four caddies met us on the driving range and offered suggestions for shots that we would need on the course. We found after starting play that the practice green replicated the actual green speeds exactly. Our caddies were very friendly and offered the correct advice at the right times. The course was in great condition. The fairways were lush and the lies were perfect. The greens have a lot of slight breaks that are hard to pick up but this is where the caddies were great. The course is challenging and you will hit every club in your bag. Don't skip eating here, the food is fantastic!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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