Daufuskie Island Resort (Melrose course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Daufuskie Island Resort (Melrose course) Est. 1987

Where2Golf says: 

Melrose Resort, Daufuskie Island: With not a car in sight and barely a house in view, a real treat awaits golfers who journey out to the natural splendour of Daufuskie Island. A short ferry ride across Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island, brings you to this small forested island, and its three golf courses. The Melrose and Bloody Point courses are open to visitors; Haig Point is a private golf club.

Both the Bloody Point and Melrose golf courses have staged something of a comeback following their closure in 2008 as the Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa was declared bankrupt. The two courses are now under separate ownership.

Often regarded as the gem on Daufuskie Island, the Nicklaus-designed Melrose course closes with a wonderful stretch of three holes along the seashore. Each of these closing holes provides wonderful views across to Hilton Head Island and Harbor Town, and also out onto the Atlantic Ocean. The build-up to these three signature holes is thoroughly enjoyable and challenging. Most of the course meanders through a mixed woodland of towering firs and mighty oaks, as well as several wetland areas. Water hazards do not dominate the course, although there is a nerve-wracking "Amen Corner" starting at the par-4 7th, which brings water and wetlands seriously into play, and requires your best shot-making.

With the added pleasure of a scenic ferry ride out to Daufuskie Island (and/or a stay at the Melrose Resort) this is one of the best golfing attractions in the South Carolina lowlands. Really worth a visit anytime you are in the area ( ... even if the green-keeping here is not as pristine as on many of the Hilton Head courses).

Stay & Play at Daufuskie Island Resort:
On-site accommodation available, see details in Where2Stay section below.

List of courses in South Carolina - Hilton Head

Map of courses in South Carolina - Hilton Head
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Melrose Resort
53 Ave of Oaks,
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina SC 29915
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +1 (843) 341 2922
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 422 6963


Email   info@melroseonthebeach.com
Website   www.melroseresort.com
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
Surroundings: Woodland and seashore.
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7081 6245 5575
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 71.0 73.0
At the Same Location:
Also on Daufuskie Island is the 18-hole Bloody Point course (public access) and 18-hole Haig Point course (private).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

Daufuskie Island is less than 1 mi across Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island.
Melrose Resort is accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry. Several private companies provide transportation to the Melrose dock (contact the Resort for best transport options).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April & Oct): $84 (all days); March, May-Sept and November $64. Golf cart included. $25 off these rates if walking. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

Daufuskie Island is the southernmost tip of South Carolina on the Atlantic coast, and lies between Hilton Head Island, SC and Tybee Island GA. Estimated to be between 80,000 and 120,000 years old, the ancient island has been inhabited for nearly 4,000 years. With no bridge to the mainland and access only by water, many of the island’s historical artifacts and much of its natural beauty have remained unspoiled and intact.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses


The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (32.111041)
Longitude: (-80.851007)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Melrose Resort 
53 Ave of Oaks, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.
+1 (843) 341 2922

With 1.5 mi of pristine beach, Melrose Resort is located on South Carolina's southernmost sea island and boasts some of the best views of the Atlantic on the east coast. While renovations are underway on some facilities, the resort offers an abundance of luxury amenities, including championship golf, an equestrian center, swimming pools, fitness center and spa.

Golf at this hotel Melrose
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Bloody Point
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa 4-star
One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
+1 (843) 686 8400

One of the closest and largest resort hotels to Hilton Head's expansive beach. This 513-room oceanfront Marriott hotel also offers close proximity to the three courses of Palmetto Dunes Golf Club, as well as local airports, shopping, restaurants and popular tourist attractions. Marriott's deluxe guest rooms provide stunning ocean views, as well as everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Golf at this hotel Palmetto Dunes courses (Trent Jones, Fazio, Arthur Hills)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Hall courses; Oyster Reef; Port Royal courses.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles Harbour Town; Sea Pines (Ocean and Heron Point courses); Hilton Head National; Daufuskie Island courses.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in Where2Golf.com are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf.com 4

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
Search this site


Not signed up yet?

Register now

Share us on

   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter


Where2Golf spotlights

For an indefinite period all the world’s professional golf tours have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Who's Who: 
Ernie Elsthe “Big Easy” chalks up his first PGA Tour Champions win in just his third start on the Tour.

Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player: join Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Charlie Sifford and Tiger Woods as the only golfers to be awarded the USA’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Latest golf course reviews
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club: located to the north of Birmingham, occupies a small corner of the wonderfully expansive and natural environs of Sutton Park. Perhaps not as lauded as nearby Little Aston, and Copt Heath, this heathland gem also lays down a really enjoyable test of golf in a wonderfully natural setting. Read more... 
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old course): Top golfers and golf writers have long acknowledged Walton Heath as one of the finest heathland courses in the British Isles. In fact there are two courses here, the Old and New. Read more...
Most popular golf course videos