Photo of St James Plantation (The Members Club)

The Reserve Club at St James Plantation

3779 Members Club Blvd,

Southport, North Carolina NC 28461

  • Office

    +1 (800) 474 9277
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 457 0049
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 253 9635
  • Golf pro

    Dave Kjome (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Hale Irwin designed 18 of The Members Club's 27-holes, with Tim Cate weighing-in with the final nine.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Within close proximity to each other at St James Plantation (although each with its own separate clubhouse), are four championship courses : Founders Club (18-hole, par-72, 7016 yards); The Players Club (18-hole, par-72, 6940 yards); The Members Club (18-hole, par-72, 6887 yards); The Reserve Club (18-hole, par-72, 7212 yards).






How to get there:

7 miles W of Southport

Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17, you will cross the border into North Carolina. Continue on Hwy 17 for approx 22 miles. At traffic lights, turn right onto the 211 direction Southport / Bald Head Island. After 12 miles, at traffic lights, turn right into St James Plantation. From gatehouse follow St James Drive for 2.6 miles and turn right into Members Club Blvd. After 1 mile golf clubhouse is on your left.

St James Plantation (The Members Club)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1996

St James Plantation (The Members Club): Amongst the excellent array of championship courses at St James Plantation, the Members Club appears to be slightly easier-going and less demanding than the other three. With 18-holes designed by Hale Irwin and nine by Tim Cate, you will usually find generous width fairways, lightly tree-lined and not too onerously bunkered.

On the Hale Irwin course, water comes into the reckoning infrequently, and rarely does it pose a serious threat, except on the very good par-5 15th and long par-3 16th holes. There are some gentle elevation changes as you progress round the Irwin course, especially coming back towards the clubhouse, which occupies slightly higher terrain than the rest of the layout.

The Irwin back-nine has a more natural feel than the front, particularly its earlier holes, where the environment is more tree-lined and undulating and real estate less noticeable. The greens here are not too mounded, nor are they overly large; a good-width fringe lies between the putting surface and the relatively shallow greenside bunkering.

On the Cate-nine, the story regarding hazards is somewhat different. Small ponds and sandy waste areas are rarely out of the picture, as the holes weave their way through real estate.

List of courses: Myrtle Beach


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for golf rates.

Credit cards accepted.

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The St James Plantation golf courses and facilities are managed and operated by Troon Golf, the world's leading luxury-brand golf management, development and marketing company.


  • Comfort Suites

    4963 Southport Supply Rd, Southport, NC 28461

    +1 (910) 454 7444

    Visit website

    Located 14 miles east on Hwy 211, from Hwy 17. The Comfort Suites is ideally located just a 20 minute ferry ride to historical Wilmington and three miles from the beaches of Oak Island. This Southport hotel is minutes from area attractions like the Orton Plantation, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Bald Head Island and the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      St James Plantation (Players Club, Members Club, Founders Club, Reserve Club courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Carolina National; Bald Head Island (by ferry).

  • Hampton Inn - Southport

    5181 Southport Supply Road SE, Southport, NC 28461

    +1 (910) 454 0016

    Visit website

    The Hampton Inn Southport is located a quarter of a mile north of the intersection of Highway 211 and State Highway 133 (Long Beach Road). The hotel is central to both downtown Southport and the beaches of Oak Island.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      St James Plantation (Players Club, Members Club, Founders Club, Reserve Club courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Carolina National; Bald Head Island (by ferry).

Find a course



124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)