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A Comparison of the May River & Crossroads Golf Courses

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Discover the May River and Crossroads Golf Courses at Palmetto Bluff

Positioned within the enchanting Lowcountry landscape, Palmetto Bluff boasts an array of world-class amenities, with its golf courses standing as a testament to the community’s commitment to excellence.

As avid golfers and nature enthusiasts alike explore the lush surroundings, the May River Golf Course and the newly introduced Crossroads emerge as distinct golfing gems in this haven of luxury and leisure. In this blog, we’ll compare these two exceptional golf courses, delving into their unique features, design philosophies, and the unparalleled experiences they offer residents and visitors alike. Continue reading to learn more!

May River Golf Course: A Jack Nicklaus Masterpiece

Since its debut in 2005, the May River Golf Course has held a special place in the hearts of golf enthusiasts at Palmetto Bluff. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole masterpiece sprawls across the May River Forest neighborhood, weaving through ancient oak trees and offering a challenging 7,171-yard course for players of every skill level. Renowned for its eco-friendly paspalum turf and imported bunker sand, the May River Golf Course has consistently earned accolades, securing its spot among the best courses in South Carolina by GolfPass readers in the Golfer’s Choice Awards.

What sets the May River Golf Course apart is its championship layout and its commitment to environmental sustainability. Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary in collaboration with the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, the course demonstrates a dedication to wildlife and habitat management, environmental planning, outreach, and education. Every swing on this course is a celebration of nature and a testament to the thoughtful conservation efforts undertaken by Palmetto Bluff.


Crossroads Innovation Unleashed

Palmetto Bluff’s commitment to providing a fresh and unique dimension to the game finds expression in the innovative Crossroads course. Designed by King-Collins and led by the experienced team of Adam Deiwert, Steven Potter, Spencer Collins, and Taylor Melton, this 60-acre reversible course breaks away from tradition, offering limitless shot-making possibilities and a dynamic golfing experience.

The standout feature of Crossroads lies in its reversibility, allowing golfers to crisscross over themselves for an exciting and ever-changing round. With two unique routings, aptly named The Hammer and The Press, Crossroads offers dramatic finishes, ensuring a thrilling end to every match. The course’s meandering layout encourages golfers to explore hidden cross-country holes, fostering a sense of creativity and uniqueness in every round.

Noted for its fun and flexibility, Crossroads introduces stunning dune ridges reaching up to 40 feet in height and elevation changes of +/- 10 feet, creating a captivating Lowcountry golfing experience.

cross roads golf course

Improve Your Golf Game at the Bluff

For those looking to improve their game, the May River Golf Course offers instruction from four PGA professional trainers, TrackMan golfing technology, and club fittings. The practice facility is a revolutionary course feature, with a two-sided driving range and a five-acre short game area. This area is unlike any other in the Lowcountry, offering golfers a chance to hone their skills in a beautiful, natural setting.

The May River Golf Course is also home to a pro shop that carries all high-end golf equipment and clothing. Every detail of the course has been thoughtfully planned to ensure that golfers have everything they need for an exceptional experience. Whether you’re looking for new golf clubs, high-end golf apparel, or souvenirs, the pro shop has you covered!

Enjoy the Luxury of Golf at Palmetto Bluff 

With thousands of rounds of golf played each year, it’s easy to see why Lowcountry courses are a popular destination for golfers worldwide. However, the Palmetto Bluff golf experience is not just about golf; it’s a way of life. With personalized service, top-notch amenities, and exquisite hospitality, these courses offer residents a life of luxury at the Bluff. 

The May River and Crossroads golf courses are just a glimpse of the experience you will have as a Palmetto Bluff Golf Club Member. If you’re looking for a place to call home in the Lowcountry, Palmetto Bluff has everything you need, from golf to waterways and luxury to relaxation. Contact us today to learn more about the lifestyle that awaits you at the Bluff!

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