Crossroads: Golf’s Newest 9-Hole Course Is Versatile And Reversible

The first new golf course in South Carolina’s Lowcountry in almost two decades

The first new golf course in almost two decades within the sprawling South Carolina Lowcountry community of Palmetto Bluff is 54 acres of fun and flexibility.

South Street Partners has unveiled Crossroads, a reversible nine-hole course from the design team of Tad King and Rob Collins – the mavericks behind captivating creations like Sweetens Cove (Tennessee) and Landmand (Nebraska) that have gained a cult following.

While Landmand in rural Nebraska is bold and brawny, a wild ride across a massive 580-acre piece of elevated farmland, Crossroads fits a lot of golf into a piece of property less than one-tenth the size that runs along an expansion of Palmetto Bluff’s extensive inland waterway.

The private layout, which officially opened today and is available exclusively to Palmetto Bluff Golf Club members, is designed for match play and has two separate routings – The Hammer and The Press. Both can be played in reverse, with holes crisscrossing over themselves to provide a variety of shot-making options and encourage players to explore all corners of an intimate landscape that features dune ridges as tall as 40 feet. Collins hopes golfers are inspired to play a kind of choose-your-own-adventure golf, discovering hidden cross-country holes and architectural “easter eggs” that are an intentional part of the design.

While the Jack Nicklaus-designed May River course is an amenity of the Palmetto Bluff Golf Club, there is some access to guests of the Forbes’ Five Star Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort, which is located within the community. For now, Crossroads is strictly member-only, with no resort guest access.

Palmetto Bluff is the largest remaining entitled waterfront property on the East Coast, with 32 miles of coastline along three rivers – the May, Cooper, and New – and the new golf course, which is part of a larger collection of planned amenities, is accessible by electric boat and kayak for those in the community who can access the expanded inland waterway.

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