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May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

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Great venue

Great course, with variety of challenges. Only one slightly disappointing hole on 18, so not too... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Bluffton, South Carolina
Gorgeous and challenging course and Ryan was an AWESOME caddie!...would recommend both to anyone!

Everything about this visit was spectacular! My eyesight is horrible beyond about 70 yards, and... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Brian M
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The May River Golf Cluf has a stunning par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, which weaves almost 7,200 yards along the banks of the May River. Wide, inviting fairways wind past ancient live oaks and palmetto trees, and golfers of all skill levels...more
476 Mount Pelia Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-8343
+1 843-706-6580
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great course, with variety of challenges. Only one slightly disappointing hole on 18, so not too bad. If you are in the area try to play, must either know w member or stay at the hotel.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Everything about this visit was spectacular! My eyesight is horrible beyond about 70 yards, and our caddie Ryan was incredibly patient in giving me distances and great reads on the greens. At times our group sprayed it all over the course, and he hustled nonstop...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The staff, fore-caddy, grounds, views, and service are 5 PLUS stars! The course has some tough shot locations but it is "fair." The greens are typically "framed" and make for GREAT pictures and views. Our fore-caddy knew the course well and picked out excellent lines...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The course is beautiful, navigable for a beginner but challenging for the serious golfer. The pro shop is great - everything you need and attentive, knowledgeable staff. Our caddy was fantastic - Derek was polite, attentive, and great at reading the greens.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Annie S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic golf course. Beautiful design and layout. Nicklaus did a masterful job on an incredible piece of land. Staff and clubhouse are first rate and laid back. One of the nicest resort courses you will play anywhere! Don't miss this one.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank JimmyB726
Reviewed 23 April 2017

On a recent trip to Palmetto Bluff we played May River Golf Club and it was an absolute joy to play!! A stunning course, with every hole offering something different. A must for any golfer who visits South Carolina. Our caddie Eric really enhanced the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Ross G
Reviewed 28 October 2016

One of the finest tracks in the Low Country. Pristine Fairways and Greens. Great caddie program. If available ask for Billy "Mad Dog" Adams excellent caddie with a great personality. Club House staff very friendly. Would go back to May River in a heartbeat. Not...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bob P
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a very highly recognized golf course near Hilton Head and should be. Beautiful, rustic, natural low country setting on the May River, this Nicklaus design is certainly one of his best. (and I've played many) With plenty of traps, water, natural grasses and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes from the Inn at Palmetto Bluff to the golf course. From checking in at the golf shop, renting clubs, getting a caddy, and making a few purchases took no time at all. The caddy was great, he kept an eye out...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kaligraphi
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Course was in great condition and very fun to play .The short game practice facility is off the charts .Best I have ever seen . Howard is the fore caddie to use and Paul in the pro shop is a great help. Do not miss...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Bill G
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12 December 2015|
Response from jbkster | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid that May River is only available to members who live there and Inn guests. The pro shop will be happy to provide you additional information.