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Inviting fairways. Magnificent views. Waterfront play. Two iconic courses in the Palmetto Bluff Golf Club.


Indulge in a golfing lifestyle like no other in the Lowcountry. With membership in the Palmetto Bluff Golf Club, you'll find the stunning May River Golf Course, a masterpiece designed by Jack Nicklaus, and Crossroads, a revolutionary nine-hole course created by King-Collins. Since its debut in 2005, the May River Golf Course has been a beloved favorite among golf enthusiasts. But with the addition of Crossroads, Palmetto Bluff now offers members an entirely fresh and unique dimension to the game.

May River Golf Club

This is the course that Jack built.

The May River Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 2005, offers 18 holes that are sure to challenge players of every skill level. Spanning across the May River Forest neighborhood and surrounded by ancient oak trees, this 7,171-yard masterpiece is renowned for its eco-friendly Paspalum turf and imported bunker sand. Its natural beauty is exemplified by several holes along the sun-dappled river, earning it a place among the best courses in South Carolina by GolfPass readers in the Golfer's Choice Awards.

In partnership with the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, the May River Golf Course has been certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary for wildlife and habitat management, environmental planning, outreach, and education.In addition, the course follows the Conservancy’s guidance to protect the natural habitats of wildlife on and near the course.


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Redefining the Bluff’s Golf Experience

Palmetto Bluff's Crossroads is an innovative new nine-hole golf course that provides players with limitless shot-making possibilities and encourages them to explore its captivating terrain. This course, designed by the highly acclaimed golf architecture firm King-Collins, is unique and departs from traditional layouts. It is reversible, and golfers can crisscross over themselves to enjoy an exciting and dynamic experience every time they play.

This course was designed for match play, and both routings - named The Hammer and The Press - offer dramatic finishes that ensure a thrilling end to every round. Crossroads has a meandering layout that encourages players to create their own style of play. Members can go off the beaten path and explore the hidden cross-country holes tucked away within the format.

Noted for its fun and flexibility, Crossroads provides a unique golfing experience for the Lowcountry, featuring stunning dune ridges that reach up to 40 feet in height and elevation changes of +/- 10 feet throughout the course.


Crossroads: Golf’s Newest 9-Hole Course Is Versatile And Reversible

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