The Golf Club of South Carolina
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Big hitters can have a go at this straight-away starting hole, but beware of the shallow green guarded by bunkers off the back side. The smart play is a tee shot up the left side and a lay-up to a comfortable wedge distance for an easy par or birdie.
Less is more on this short par 4. Leave the driver in the bag and hit a fairway wood toward the bunker to leave a short iron into this well guarded green.
This uphill par 4 plays longer than the yardage implies. The ideal drive is just inside the fairway bunkers on the right. Take an extra ½ a club for the approach to a large, receptive green. Par here is a good score.
This downhill tee shot plays slightly less than the actual yardage. The key is to keep it below the hole on this severely sloped green. Miss long and bogey quickly becomes a good score.
O.B. on the right and a fairway that feeds into the water on the left make this par 4 the number one handicap hole. Hit the tee shot down the right side for a good angle into a deceptively well protected green. Left is the miss to this green for a chance to save par.
Only the biggest hitters can consider getting home in two here. Just get the tee shot in play on the long par 5. Place your second shot at the top of the hill for the best opportunity to wedge it close and make birdie on this two-tiered green.
Accuracy is key here on the uphill tee shot to a narrow green. Short is better than long as the green slopes severely back to front.
Great risk/reward shot here. Big hitters can tower it over the trees and leave 100 yards in, but the safe play is a fairway wood or iron to the dogleg leaving a mid iron into a wide, undulating green. The second shot plays about a ½ club longer than the actual yardage.
No need to get greedy here. The entire hole slopes to the right, so hit a fairway wood or iron off the tee to keep the ball on level ground. A large flat green gives the green light to attack the flag and walk off with a birdie or par.
It takes two good shots here to hit this narrow green in regulation. A tee shot down the left side is the safe play, but it will leave you a long way home. Gutsy players should aim at the bridge for the ideal angle into this one. Four is a wonderful score here.
The best way to make a birdie here is to play the angles on this meandering par 5. Hit your second shot down the left side for a straight uphill approach shot to a deep but narrow green. Leaving your approach below the hole here would be wise.
Solid tee shots up the right side will generally kick a little left, giving a good angle into any pin location. Watch the direction of the grain to avoid blowing a downhill put well past the hole.
Keep your shot below the hole. Wonderful par 3.
A tee shot anywhere in the fairway will allow an aggressive second shot. Take an extra club and play a little left as the huge bunker on the right catches a lot of balls.
Tee it high and let it fly! Great downhill tee shot sets up a medium to short iron into a narrow green flanked by bunkers on either side. Birdies are out there.
Play to the left side of this wide fairway for the best angle into a large green. Distance control is key here as long hitters can quickly run out of fairway and find themselves in the water. Be aware of the downhill approach shot and club down as water lurks behind the green as well.
Water, water everywhere. Try not to think about it. Focus on the large green and swing with confidence on this signature par 3. Feeling sporty? The back tee measures 235.
A definite birdie hole. Aim the tee shot just left of the fairway bunker and let it go. Anything past the bunker makes getting on in two a possibility. If not, take the second shot up the left side leaving the perfect angle to go after any pin location. A great hole to put the finishing touch on a great round!