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The Reserve Club at St James Plantation

4061 Wyndmere Drive,

Southport, North Carolina NC 28461

  • Office

    +1 (888) 873 7598
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 253 5100
  • Golf pro

    Jon Schauder

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and swampland

  • Designer:

    Nicklaus Design (project led by Mike Nicklaus)

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7212
5944
4925
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.2
68.8
69.0

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).

Location

Latitude:

33.952349

Longitude:

-78.105369

How to get there:

5 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 o.5 miles and turn right into Ridge Crest Drive / Reserve Club. After 1.3 miles turn left into Wyndmere Drive. After 100 yds clubhouse is on your left.

St James Plantation (The Reserve Club)

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

Est. 2006

St James Plantation (The Reserve Club): Jostling the Players Club for top honours at St James Plantation, is the newest and arguably most exciting of the layouts - The Reserve Club. Rather than projecting the classical elegance of the Players Club, this newer arrival juxtaposes the smooth, clean lines of Mike Nicklaus's design, with the often stark beauty of its swampland environment.

Starting out in a very natural and open landscape of pine-filled swamp, each of the holes is characterised by clean and flowing lines, as well as plenty of challenge, especially so on your first outing, and even more so if the wind is blowing. The generally good-width fairways are frequently lined with water hazards, swamp, or sandy waste areas that occasionally shelve away into the ponds. Adding to the visual and at times intimidating spectacle, a fine array of small pot bunkers and larger more sprawling traps, are frequently present. On at least four occasions you'll find bunkers mischievously placed in the middle of the fairways.

Pine forest, rather than swamp, provides the backdrop on the more classical back-nine, where one beautifully sculpted hole follows another. The tree-lined fairways reach their zenith at the par-4 15th, where a fabulous cathedral-like corridor of tall pines stand shoulder to shoulder from tee to green.

This challenging and attractive layout is St James Plantation's most recent addition. It also features some of the best presented playing surfaces of the quartet of courses ... most especially characterised by its fast, seriously sloping and at times very large greens.

List of courses: Myrtle Beach
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for golf rates (this is the most expensive of the St James Plantationcourses).

Credit cards accepted.

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

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. >> There is talk that the Reserve Club may become exclusively reserved for members and St James Plantation villa guests - so try to get along and play it while you can. A very stylish new clubhouse is scheduled to open in 2008.

Where2Stay

  • 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:

      No

    • 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

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    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:

      No

    • 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).

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