Melrose Resort

53 Ave of Oaks,

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina SC 29915

  • Office

    +1 (843) 341 2922
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 422 6963

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and seashore.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7081
6245
5575
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.2
71.0
73.0

At the same location:

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).

Location

Latitude:

32.111041

Longitude:

-80.851006

How to get there:

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.

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).

Melrose Resort, Daufuskie Island

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1987

Melrose Resort, Daufuskie Island: GOLF COURSE CLOSED IN 2017, after briefly reopening following an earlier closure due to bankruptcy in 2008. As of 2021, unknown when and if the Melrose course and accommodations will reopen.

[Original Where2Golf description]: 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 public-access resort courses of Melrose and Bloody Point, and the private Haig Point course.

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 Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean bryond.

The build-up to the 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 Melrose: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hilton Head, SC

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Check with club (if and when the course reopens).

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Daufuskie Island lies at the southernmost tip of South Carolina on the Atlantic coast, between Hilton Head Island, SC and Tybee Island GA. Just south of Daufuskie (the native American Muscogee word for "sharp feather"), is the outflow of the Savannah River. Estimated to be between 80,000 and 120,000 years old, Daufuskie 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.

Where2Stay

  • Melrose Resort

    53 Ave of Oaks, Daufuskie Island, SC 29915.

    +1 (843) 341 2922

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Bloody Point; Haig Point (pvte).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa4-star

    One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928

    +1 (843) 686 8400

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    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Hall courses; Oyster Reef; Port Royal courses.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Harbour Town; Sea Pines (Ocean and Heron Point courses); Hilton Head National; Daufuskie Island courses.

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