Designed by renowned architect Willard C. Byrd, the layout at Patriots Point is set on a secluded peninsula, surrounded by the waters of Charleston Harbor. The ever-changing wind that typically sweeps across the harbor also shapes the personality of the challenge from one round to the next.
The Par-3 17th hole (as pictured) has been annually anointed “The Best Par-3 in the Lowcountry” since the opening of the course in 1979. It measures just 142 yards; however as the locals know, with the change of the breeze coming off of the harbor, be prepared to hit as much as 3-wood or as little as LobWedge. Imagine the feel of playing #17 at TCP Sawgrass, but instead of playing over a pond, your ball must navigate its way over the ebbing tides, marshlands, and the occasionally alligator to find its way on the daunting Donald Ross style “upside down” bowl green.
Any golf trip to South Carolina’s historic City of Charleston isn’t complete without a round at this memorable course. You won’t be disappointed and can enjoy many rounds here with the ever-changing weather providing a unique experience each time.