Sanctuary Golf Club

Beaufort, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6673 yards

A sunny day view from Sanctuary Golf Club
A sunny day view from Sanctuary Golf Club

Sanctuary Golf Club (previously known as South Carolina National Golf Club) features a modern design by George Cobb, while a recent renovation has the golf course -- located in Beaufort, about 45 minutes from Hilton Head -- drawing raves for its scenic qualities and solid play. Located on an island barrier of more than 400 acres, Sanctuary Golf Club takes you on a tour of ancient and spectacular oak trees, which are everywhere, often in the way of an errant shot.

Sanctuary Golf Club was Cobb's final design, and he left on a high note with a solid course that plays to more than 6,600 yards from the tips with a solid but not terrifying slope rating of 136.

"There are a lot of elevated greens and a lot of opportunities to get in trouble on Sanctuary Golf Club," according to "But like a lot of Cobb's creations, it's very golfer friendly and good shots are rewarded."

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 71 6673 72.6 136
Red (W) 72 5032 69.2 118
White 71 6194 70 129
Gold 71 5686 67.7 120
Gold (W) 72 5686 72.8 131


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: George Cobb, Jeff Brauer
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 1985
  • 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:


  • Week days: $25 - $50
  • Weekends: $25 - $50


View from Sanctuary GCA view from Sanctuary Golf ClubA view of the clubhouse at Sanctuary Golf ClubA view of green protected by bunkers at Sanctuary Golf ClubA fall view with bridge in background at Sanctuary Golf ClubThe beautiful fourth hole is the first of back-to-back par 3s at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. The first hole starts off with a bang at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island in Beaufort, S.C.The third hole is the toughest par 4 at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island.The fifth hole is the second of back-to-back par 3s set in the marshes at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island in Beaufort, South Carolina.The 13th hole is another strong par 3 at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island in Beaufort, South Carolina.

8 Waveland Ave
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
Beaufort County

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Mark
    on September 01st, 2015 12:46
    Beautiful natural course priced right!
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