A big congratulations goes to Billy Bagwell and Ryan Watson along with their superb staff, who work to keep the course at this award-winning level every day. A big thank you goes out to our membership as well for patience and cooperation when needing to care for the course.
For a little background, rating is determined by the following criteria:
- Routing – How the course flows from hole to hole in harmony with existing topography
- Variety – Degree to which the course demands a full range of shot requirements
- Strategy – How design features test course management
- Equity – The course’s capacity to reward good shots and penalize poor ones
- Memorability – The distinctiveness of the golf course and its individual holes
- Aesthetics – The degree to which scenery and surrounds lend to the enjoyment
- Experience – Incorporates all elements of the course: practice areas, clubhouse and more
Way to go Callawassie Island, it is a recognition well deserved and a long-time coming!