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The TOP 25 Golf Communities: Colleton River


The same way there will always be a debate over who is the greatest golfer to ever tee up a ball, there will never be a definitive answer to who is the best architect to design a golf course. But certainly there are a few names that currently – and forever will – rise to the top. Two such names are the architects behind the two championship courses at the private golf community of Colleton River Club: Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.

colletonriver3"Of all the golf courses I've ever designed, I like Colleton River as much as any," Pete Dye told The Wall Street Journal about the links-style course. This stunning course plays through dense Lowcountry forest as well as open scenic wetlands, offering unobstructed views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring small undulating greens that are well protected by pot bunkers, the Dye Course plays host to major tournaments like the US Junior Amateur Championship, the South Carolina Amateur, US Amateur Qualifier and the US Open Qualifier and had a featured role in the iconic golf film “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” 

— Grace Chu

Noting the incredible Lowcountry landscape, Jack Nicklaus had this to say about his design, “Colleton River is an interesting piece of property. Use of sand dunes, massive Live oaks, and river frontage all played into my routing. I consider it a masterful creation!” Striking an exceptional balance between challenge and playability, the “Nick” tempts you throughout all 18 holes, providing glimpses of the marsh on the front nine before finishing in dramatic fashion and scenic vistas provided by the Colleton River.

colletonriver4Acting as a bridge between these two masterpieces is a bit of a masterpiece itself. The Practice Park complex at Colleton River Club is a beauty to behold and immaculately maintained. Here, golfers can experience every facet of the golf experience they will find on both the Dye and Nicklaus courses all located in one contiguous area. And when you’re ready to improve your game from any level, the indoor/outdoor state-of-theart Learning Center is a 2,200 square foot facility dedicated to assisting Members through the most current and relevant golf technology.

Of course, the impeccable golf experience available to Members at Colleton River Club is just the beginning of the unparalleled lifestyle that awaits you and your family with ownership. See for yourself what everyone is talking about.


Pete Dye Signature Golf Course
Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
2 Clubhouses
State-Of-The-Art Practice Park
Lifelong Learning Group
Sweeping Water Views
Golf Learning Center
Fitness Center & Spa
Tennis Club
Art Program
Aquatics Complex


Golf Magazine - One of the Top 100 Greatest Courses in the U.S.
Golf Digest - Top 20 Holes in South Carolina (#15)
Site of the 2015 US Junior Amateur Championship

60 Colleton River Dr., Bluffton, SC / 843-836-4400 / larryr@colletonriverclub.com/ www.colletonriverclub.com