Ocean Creek at Fripp Island Resort

Fripp Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6586 yards

A view from Ocean Creek at Fripp Island Resort
A view from Ocean Creek at Fripp Island Resort

Scenic Ocean Creek Golf Club was a hit from the start. The golf course, designed by PGA Champion Davis Love III and Paul Cowley, was opened in 1995 and was named as one of the 10 best new courses in America by Golf Digest.

Ocean Creek incorporates sweeping views of saltwater marshes, freshwater lagoons, lush jungle vegetation and four distinctive rolling dune ridges. It attracted movie producers to film scenes from "Forrest Gump" and Disney's live action version of "The Jungle Book."

The signature par-3 sixth (143 yards) and par-4 seventh (394) holes are situated on the Old House Creek and marsh. Five holes are edged by marsh, while another six incorporate interior wetlands, preserved and connected to the course through a network of wooden walkways and bridges.

Ocean Creek Golf Club is home to a wondrous variety of wildlife, including egrets, osprey, herons, deer and even an occasional alligator basking in the sun.

The golf course features five sets of tees including the wee-links tees that make the course enjoyable for all skill levels and a fair challenge to the advanced player. The wide fairways and large greens offer enticing targets, but stray shots can lead to many problems.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 6586 71.9 129
White 71 4840 69.5 121
Gold 71 6100 69.5 124
Blue 71 5649 67.8 117

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Davis Love III
  • Type: Resort/Private
  • Built in: 1995
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Member cards/Amenity cards are required
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

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

Services

  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:

Prices

  • Week days: $99
  • Weekends: $99

Gallery

A view from Fripp Island ResortNo. 1 on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort is a tight dogleg left.A large bunker guards a large green, a common combination on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort.The second and 18th tees share a portion of a raised cart path on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort.A tight carry over marsh is a frequent challenge on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort.From the tips, finding the fairway far beyond a water carry is a bit daunting on the 13th hole of the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort.The 18th fairway on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort is interrupted, with the approach shot a blind strike at the green.From the tips, there's not much airspace for your drive on the second hole on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort.The third hole on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort is a par 3 over water to a generous green.From the back, the fifth hole on the Ocean Creek golf course at Fripp Island Resort demands an accurate, long tee shot.


90B Ocean Creek Blvd
Fripp Island, South Carolina 29920
Beaufort County
P: (800) 334-3022
F: (843) 838-0148
W: www.frippislandresort.com


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