May River Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   May River Golf Club Est. 2004

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Set within the 20,000 acre river-island of Palmetto Bluff, May River Golf Club is home to a highly-rated 18-hole Jack Nicklaus design. Weaving through the May River forest, the layout features several holes that sidle alongside or have you putting out on the banks of the river.

Wide inviting fairways are strategically bunkered and on many occasions feature expansive natural waste areas. Your nerves will be tested on the approach shots; the Bermuda-grassed greens are well guarded by white-sand bunkers and feature gentle undulating slopes to thoroughly challenge your putting skills.

The back-nine features an equal number of par-3s, 4s and 5s, as the layout glides through the wonderfully natural environment. The pick of the holes, like the par-5 10th and par-3 14th, open out onto May River. Golfers are encouraged to walk the course with a caddie, to best appreciate the majesty of the century-old live oaks and the inherent beauty of the South Carolina lowcountry landscape.

Stay & Play on Palmetto Bluff: luxury nearby accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

May River Golf Club
350 Mount Pelia Rd,
Bluffton, South Carolina SC 29910
USA
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Office   +1 (866) 706 6565
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 706 6580
Fax

  +1 (843) 706 6550

Email  
Website   www.montagehotels.com
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Golf Pro
 
Greg Wrobel (PGA, Lead Instructor).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and river wetlands.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7171 6065 5168
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.6 '70.7 70.3
 
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How2Get There?

8 miles W of Hilton Head Island
Approx 20 miles north of Savannah, leave I-95 at exit 8 and follow Hwy 278 direction Hilton Head Island. After approx 8 miles turn right onto SC 170 (Okatie Hwy). After approx 4 miles at first stop sign turn left onto SC 46 (May River Road). After approx 2 miles the entrance to Palmetto Bluff will be on your right. Proceed to Welcome Gate.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Apr thru' June; Sept thru' Dec): $315; includes walking caddie or cart with forecaddie. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking caddie or cart + forecaddie are compulsory for visitors.
Caddies compulsory.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

May River Golf Club is located on a 20,000-acre tract of land known as Palmetto Bluff. The Bluff extends from the headwaters of the May River near the town of Bluffton; to the east lie Bull and Daufuskie Islands across the Cooper River; ancient freshwater rice fields of the New River lie along its western edge. The land mass defined by these three historic rivers is thus a natural island, and that is surely one of the reasons it remains so pristine today. In addition to being home to the May River Golf Club and Palmetto Bluff Inn & Spa, the area of Palmetto Bluff is home to a thriving residential community with waterfront and golf course homesites.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 179th best course and 39th best public course in the USA; 10th best course in South Carolina.
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Location

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Latitude: (32.210125)
Longitude: (-80.885374)
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Montage, Palmetto Bluff Inn & Cottages 
477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
+1 (843) 706 6500
www.montagehotels.com

Montage Palmetto Bluff is nestled along the May River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Set within an award winning 20,000 acre community, the resort encompasses an extensive nature preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, marina, restaurants, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Accommodations include guest rooms and suites in The Inn, spacious cottages and village homes that all pay homage to the region’s rich heritage.

Golf at this hotel May River (0.4 mi)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Old South; Hilton Head National; Crescent Pointe; Eagle's Point; Old Carolina.
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Fairfield Inn - Bluffton 
105 Okatie Center Blvd N, Bluffton, SC 29910
+1 (843) 705 2300
www.marriott.com

The Fairfield Inn Hilton Head Bluffton is centrally located between Beaufort, Parris Island, historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island (which is 8 miles further on along Hwy 278). DIRECTIONS : From I-95 take exit 8 and head east on Hwy 278, direction Hilton Head Island. After approx 8 miles, turn left onto Hwy 170. At Stop sign, turn left. Hotel is on your left in Okatie Center.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Eagle's Point; Old Carolina.
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Golf within 20 miles May River; Crescent Pointe; Hilton Head Natl.; Old South; Country Club of Hilton Head; Oyster Reef; Palmetto Hall (2 courses); Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Dunes (3 courses); Port Royal (3 courses); Sea Pines (2 courses); Harbour Town.
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