Water does not factor into only two holes – the back-to-back par 5’s of nine and ten. Golf as it was meant to be played: no houses, peaceful, natural and walking only. A peaceful golfing utopia which makes you feel like you’re miles from anywhere. It is a very good, long but fair, par five. As mentioned, the club has five values and they achieved every one of them. It is built almost entirely in the swampland and was originally routed by Pete Dye, then PB Dye was involved before the club made the decision to ask Bruce Devlin to take over. The green has water on the right and behind with no room between the edge of the green and the fall off. PGA West has a image of the sun setting behind a mountain range. If you go, you will have a great time. No. Trees line both sides of this sharp dogleg right. The layout is great and the holes never felt repetitive as you wind around the island. Wow, only if every looper wrote how they really felt on a blog day after day of dealing with “5-9 handicaps”. PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. Secession is a truly great golf experience and a world class golf retreat. This hole is visually attractive but not as dangerous as it looks. **32 pounds** that’s crazy also, most loopers carry 2 that’s 64lbs, could you do it? The most spectacular low country layout I have ever seen. The small town of Beaufort is where the original Articles of Secession from the Union were drafted in 1860, and Secession Golf Club is named after the momentous act that led to the breakaway of eleven southern states and the five turbulent years of civil war that followed. Fantasy sports continue to proliferate in the golf world. All of the bunkers are made from recycled astro-turf from UK football (soccer) fields. For years I had heard of how memorial the experience is at Secession, but the golf course with its gorgeous backdrops grows quickly on you from the first tee. The BMW wheel. This club is like a retreat where you can experience wonderful golf and outstanding southern hospitality. It plays at 497/487 with a tree’s limbs giving the illusion of hanging over the tee box to make you feel like you have to hit a low tee shot. The second shot requires a carry over wetlands/water at high tide to a very long, large green with a single bunker back left. Secondly, a player can choose to try to run the ball onto the green as a strategy. Merion's iconic wicker flag stick logo and Sawgrass Country Club's sprig of Sawgrass. Water is prevalent on sixteen of the holes, yet the course is very fair and playable. Hitting a straight shot safely to the left leaves a shot no more than 155 in. The location of the club is secluded and provides a “get away from it all” type of feeling. The fairway is wide so finding it should not be an issue. For the most part there is room to miss your tee shot, but accuracy is crucial to scoring well. One of the members hosting us generally tried to land his ball short of most of the greens to run it on. There is a bit of landing area in front of the green and to the right side as a bail-out option. The course is the best maintained course in the Beaufort/HHI area that I have seen. The first par 5 comes next at 512/500 going back the other way from the previous hole. 1 person found this review helpful The green falls-off to the left side. I found the greens and their surroundings to be great. Copyright 2020 Golf Advisor. A second value is that the club is focused on relaxation from the moment you enter the front gate. As Secession is a walking only course, you do NEED to take a caddy. It is another visually attractive hole. Seller of Travel Ref. For my first round there ever, I get a caddy that calls himself captain Kirk. My first look at a pot bunker prompted a question as to how they are made. Fla. Caddies took the bags, switched bags to carry bag if necessary, had them on the range ready to go. I played Secession Golf Club on November 4, 2019. Yet the real meaning of the name “represents an opportunity for our members to secede from the pressures of their everyday lives and for the Club itself to secede from what golf clubs have become. I stop him and tell him they are there in case in rains - he responds that it won't rain. Then, there are clubs whose memberships want to invoke nature with their logos, whether flora... Top Left: Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, Florida, Top Right: The Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Bottom Left: The Olde Farm, Bristol, Virginia, Bottom Right: Orange Tree Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, Left: Lost Tree Club, North Palm Beach, Florida, Top Right: Brays Island Plantation, Brays Island, South Carolina, Bottom Right: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Virginia, Left: Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rosa, California, Top Right: Daniel Island Golf Club, Daniel Island, South Carolina, Bottom Right: Secession Golf Club, Ladys Island, South Carolina. Sixteen is the final par 5 and a birdie opportunity provided you get the tee shot in the center or left side of the fairway. Indeed, the club logo is of crossed flags, which is inspired by the crossed USA and Scottish Lion rampart flags at the top of the Carnegie Shield. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. It is not very long but if you miss the... Our group of eight golfers from the U.K. on holiday in South Carolina were lucky enough to be invited to play at Secession.The course commands outstanding views over the Low Country marhland. I have no problem with taking a caddy, but I do have a problem with ones like captain "jerk". The breaks were plentiful despite what others may say. It is a difficult and long from the back tee golf course but very poorly maintained. The course very much meets the ideals and goals of the club… I used shipsticks to ship my Ping hoofer bag and they said it weighed 32lbs with the shipping box. Mr. Devlin determined the shape and slope of the greens. A consecutive par 5 awaits the start of the back nine going in the opposite direction at 556/531 dogleg left with a tee shot through trees on both sides, which come into play again on the right for a second shot and by the green on the left for the third shot. Approximately two of every three members are single digit indexes from many of the finest clubs around the world. Based on the pin, the club used for the second shot could vary by as much as three clubs. Situated on Gibbes Island in the heart of the South Carolina Low Country, Secession sits in perfect isolation among the tidal inlets with no housing on or around the property, offering members and their guests a real get away from it all environment. Greens were in terrific shape, fast and true. Add in the views of the seaside/marsh area and the place is almost magical. Another pond is on the left side of the green but should not be in play. Finally getting started is a Cool Golf Thing. Was this review helpful? Interested in getting started? He literally introduces himself to me and IMMEDIATELY starts switching out my bag for a "house" bag. 1 person found this review helpful Having played the River course at Kiawah Island Club the day before where the greens are very mounded, ridged, sloped; this is very different. It is a gem situated in the heart of the Low Country. The tee shot must carry 150-250 yards depending on the angle you take to a thin slither of fairway arcing around the swamp. The Starbucks sea maiden. Nine is a long par 5 of 600/567 and we played it into enough breeze that it required two clubs more for my third shot. Then there are other resorts that maintain their distinctive, sometimes kitschy-charming logos, which tend to be larger and/or lean heavily on the actual name of the facility. There is a carry of about 190 yards to the fairway over marsh/water then taller rough. The ball not hit with enough height or has too much speed will run through this green. Certainly doesn't sound too heavy to me. Founded in 2009, boutique shoe brand TRUE linkswear goes back to what it does best. 3 Images Write Review. It is a fine hole. With wind this hole has to be a bit frightening but we did not have wind when we hit our shots. The club has a wonderful practice facility. The greenside bunker on the entire right side between the green and the pond is deep and narrow and might be the first bunker I have seen of that length that is nearly 90 degrees vertical. Eighteen is a lovely cape hole to the left. Yet Mr. Devlin provides plenty of room off the tee so while the water has to be considered, it should not actually come into play that often.
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