56 Fuskie Lane,
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina SC 29915
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Original design by Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish (1991); renovated in 2011 by Davis Love III (of Love Golf Design).
Daufuskie Island is home to three golf courses: 18-hole Bloody Point course (resort with accommodation); 18-hole Melrose course (closed), and 29-hole Haig Point course (private).
Daufuskie Island is less than 1 mi across Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island, and accessed by ferry from the northern end of Hilton Head Island.
Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort can be accessed via a water taxi service, with an embarkation centre located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia (which is actually closer to Daufuskie Island than you may think!). Transportation is also available from Hilton Head Island (see Bloody Point website).
Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort: 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: Bloody Point, Haig Point (private) and Melrose (now closed).
Both the Bloody Point and Melrose golf courses staged something of a comeback following their closure in 2008 when the Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa was declared bankrupt. Whereas Bloody Point was renovated and relaunched, the Melrose course, under separate ownership, proved less sustainable and closed again in 2019 (it remains closed as of 2021).
As part of its renaissance, Bloody Point has benefitted from a full Davis Love III renovation. The course is laid out in a lightly wooded and reasonably open environment, where the relatively tight opening tee-shot signals that this course is no push-over. There are plenty of water hazards, created by the coastal marshes and several dark water lagoons. Good bunkering, although pared back from the original design, will also keep you on your mettle. The large greens present a thorough test of your abilities with the "short stick".
The wonderful short par-4 10th kick-starts Bloody Point's back-nine. Here you will encounter some of the most memorable holes and enjoy the best of the seashore and wetland views. From many parts of the course you can hear the sea lapping at the water's edge, but only on the closing loop of three holes will those fabulous coastal views really come into focus.
Stay&Play at Bloody Point: onsite villa and cottage accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted.
Bloody Point is so called in recognition of a series of skirmishes fought between the local Yemassee Indians and European colonists in 1715. During one battle Bloody Point earned its name ... the southernmost point of Daufuskie Island is said to have run red with blood. The bald eagle's nest on the seventh hole and the Osprey's nest on the 15th are visited annually by these nationally treasured birds.
56 Fuskie Lane, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.
+1 (843) 341 3030Visit website
Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort is located on the tranquil retreat of Daufuski Island. This unspoilt island, accessible only by boat, nestles between Hilton Head Island and historic Savannah, Georgia. Bloody Point is a boutique resort that offers members and visitors the chance to enjoy "flip-flop luxury" in villas and cottages, amidst endless natural beauty and miles of secluded beach. After coming under new ownership in 2011, the Resort has experienced a total renovation and is now family-owned and operated.
Melrose (closed); Haig Point (pvte).
1 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421
+1 (912) 201 2000Visit website
At this riverside oasis you can enjoy a wide range of facilities including a Heavenly Spa by Westin, complete business services, Har-tru tennis courts and the area's only PGA championship golf course.
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