The Reserve Club at St James Plantation

3684 Players Club Drive,

Southport, North Carolina NC 28461

  • Office

    +1 (800) 281 6626
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 457 0049
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 457 0460
  • Golf pro

    Dave Kjome (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential (more so on the front-nine)

  • Designer:

    Tim Cate

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:

6 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 1.3 miles and turn left into Players Club Drive. After o.6 miles golf clubhouse is on your left.

St James Plantation (The Players Club)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

St James Plantation (The Players Club): If you can drag yourself away from the busier and brasher golfing hubbub of Myrtle Beach, then St James Plantation, with its four excellent championship courses is a great destination to sample.

The Players Club is the Plantation's best in terms of a classically wooded, picturesque and excellently presented layout. Many wonderfully crafted holes occupy the mainly pine-forested environment, which is intertwined with swampy wetland and small ponds that come into play on about half the holes.

On several occasions, this natural woodland-wetland environment, helped along by Tim Cate's terrific bunkering and use of large sandy waste areas, serves up golf holes of the very highest calibre. The par-3 7th for example is as good a par-3 as you'll find on any Lowcountry golf course ... or just make that any golf course, period. Holes like the par-4 12th and par-5 15th (along with several others) wouldn't look at all out of place at say Wentworth in England, although the occasional wetland carries (rather than heather) mark these out as classic Carolina fare.

With large and sometimes very large, undulating and immaculate greens, be prepared for a thorough examination of your putting skills. Real estate comes into the picture from time-to-time, but is never allowed to steal the show or detract from the visual enjoyment, naturalness and playability of this top-quality layout.

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 for visitors; walking permitted with a member.

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.


  • 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).

  • Lois Jane's Riverview Inn

    106 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461

    +1 (910) 457 6701

    Visit website

    In the heart of Southport, this historic home was built in the 1890's. As the name suggests, wonderful riverviews are available from the front veranda.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      St James Plantation (Players Club, Members Club, Founders Club, Reserve Club courses); Carolina National; Bald Head Island (by ferry).

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