Parris Island Golf Course

Parris Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6898 yards

A sunny day view from Legends At Parris Island.
A sunny day view from Legends At Parris Island.

The Legends at Parris Island offers a unique golfing experience and a challenging layout, amid a beautiful setting. Near Atlantic coast beaches and surrounded by beautiful marsh views, Parris Island is situated on a park-like military base where Marines are trained and equipped for U.S. military service positions all over the world. Golfers must have a tee time in order to come aboard Parris Island.

The golf course truly is a legend, having been rated as one of the top 10 military golf courses in the world. Yet it is little known by the outside world, tucked away from crowds, and a place of peaceful solitude.

The 18-hole golf course is lined with live oaks draped in Spanish moss. It features 6,898 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.3, and it has a slope rating of 131. Designed by Fred Findley and George Cobb, the Legends opened in 1947. Clyde Johnston redesigned it in 2000.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6898 73.3 131
White 72 6203 70 121
Blue 72 6534 71.3 125
Gold (W) 72 5687 72.7 120
Gold 72 5687 68.3 116
Red (W) 72 4969 68.7 114

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Clyde Johnston, Fred Findlay, George Cobb
  • Type: Military
  • Built in: 1947
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

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



A view from tee #14 at Legends from Parris IslandA view over the pond of hole #8 from Legends At Parris IslandA view of a hole from Legends At Parris Island

299 Belleau Wood Rd
Parris Island, South Carolina 29905
Beaufort County
P: (843) 525-2240
F: (843) 228-4011

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by moe
    on October 08th, 2013 14:49
    Clyde Johnson updated this course in 2005, and it is a very nice layout. It starts out straight and flat, but as you go round the majestic live oak trees and the water hazards begin to cause the golfer to think about where he needs to hit the next shot.
    And it's a nice safe feeling to play golf on an island and surrounded by the United States Marines!
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