Melrose Club Golf Course

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 7081 yards

Melrose Club: view from 18th hole
Melrose Club: view from 18th hole

The Jack Nicklaus designed Melrose Course at Daufuskie Island Resort in Hilton Head, S.C., comes in as one of the longer (more than 7,000 yards from the tips) courses in the area.

The course's final three holes, played alongside the Atlantic Ocean, are Melrose's strong point, but the first 15 holes do little to disappoint, as well.

While the course plays long, the greens are small enough to earn its 139-slope rating. Still, the toughness of play is eased with a run that is part scenery -- on the finishing three on this course, you can look view Savannah, or the mighty Atlantic -- and part target golf.

"When you combine the peace and quiet with the beauty of the surrounding landscape, Melrose offers quite a complete golf outing," said writer Jeffrey A. Rendell. "The beauty and challenge aren't the only things you'll notice. Targets are clearly defined for you."

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7081 74.2 140
Red 72 5575 73 131
Blue 72 6688 72.3 135
White 72 6245 71 129


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Type: Resort
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1987
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes


  • Week days: $54 - $84
  • Weekends: $54 - $84


Melrose Club: ocean viewMelrose Club: palm trees on #18

421 Squire Pope Rd
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina 29915
Beaufort County
P: (843) 422-6963
F: (843) 842-2311

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Scott
    on October 07th, 2015 07:18
    My favorite golf course in the area. Really doing a good job bringing it back to the shape of its hay day a few years ago. By far, Jacks best golf course design anywhere near here.. WORTH THE EFFORT to get there and play. Once #18 Green is fixed. It will again stand alone in the area.....
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Stephen Grischott
    on July 15th, 2013 20:40
    We travel to Hilton Head every year for vacation and this is the must play course in the area. It is a fantastic layout and a true challenge for golfers of all skill levels. It has everything you can ask for...short holes, long holes, doglegs left and right and the two best finishing holes that I have ever played. Take the boat from H2O watersports. It's only a 15 minute ride to the island. Can't wait to get there in October!!!
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