At 3,564 yards, this is the longest of Callawassie Island's three nines. In order to successfully navigate the course, you must utilize all of your golf skills. Long accurate drives, calculated second shots, as well as precision play of the par 3s, will ensure a successful round.
This mid-length par 4 is somewhat open although a right-side bunker and out-of-bounds necessitates a drive down the left side of the fairway. The well-bunkered green, slopes toward the back, so you will want to hit your ball to the front of the green to minimize strokes. Look over to your right while leaving the green and often you will be rewarded by the sight of a flock of wood storks under the trees.
This demanding dog-leg left par 5 features a well-placed bunker as well as a severe drop-off bordering almost the entire left side of the fairway, both of which can be difficult to recover from. Although longer hitters might reach the green in two strokes (requiring a long carry over bunkers), most players will take three. The green is protected by more bunkers and grass mounds.
The left side of this long par 3 has large bunkers on the left and trees lining the right. A long tee shot is fine; however, the green slopes from back to front so a soft putting stroke is required in order to avoid a long second putt.
This fairly long par 4 presents an open fairway, although the sizeable bunkers on the right should be avoided if possible. Your second shot may be interesting as your eye is immediately caught by the large bunker, with a dramatic dead tree in the center, adjacent to the left side of the green. Adding still more visual interest are the grass mounds behind and to the right of the green.
Water runs down the entire left side of this dog-leg left par 4 while trees and grassy moguls line the right side. Accurately placed shots on the right side of the fairway will provide a good angle for your approach to the green, although a risky creative second shot can reap rewards. The green slopes severely towards the water which can make putting or chipping from the back of the green difficult.
This challenging par 3, with a long narrow green, requires a long tee shot to carry the water and avoid the front and greenside bunkers as well. You should try to land your tee-shot below the hole as the green slopes severely from back to front.
Although there is a large tree on the right, if you can avoid hitting it, the fairway of this longish par 4 is relatively open. The right-to-left slope of the well-bunkered green, which is also protected on the left by water, can present a visual challenge on the second shot.
Remember to enjoy the marsh views on our number one handicap hole, as this par 5 becomes more difficult with each shot. Water runs along almost the entire left side of the dog-leg left fairway which narrows as you proceed to the green. The somewhat narrow sloping green is well protected right and left by bunkers and the salt-marsh in the back, so a good approach shot is important on this hole.
Tom Fazio’s signature hole is both visually pleasing and challenging. The salt-marsh runs the entire length of the hole’s right side (claiming many errant balls), jutting into the fairway as you near the green. There is a well-positioned bunker to the left of the fairway, and the green, which is almost surrounded by deep bunkers and the marsh, is tight and undulated, requiring a measured putting stroke.