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Wednesday
Dec282011

Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club

Designed in the early 1960’s by George W. Cobb, the Barony Course at the Port Royal Golf Club was one of the first courses built on Hilton Head Island. Located in tree lined Port Royal Plantation and oozing with Southern hospitality, the Barony Course demands accuracy is the desired skill for an eagle game.

This course is also very deceptive, as it appears to be fairly open shots with generous fairways when you approach the tee box, but you quickly realize that the Lowcountry trees, bushes and other landscaping, combined with well placed bunkers requires good use of your irons and short shot.

At just under 6,000 yards from the regular tees, this par 72 George Cobb course is the most user friendly of Port Royal’s three courses. Play is interesting as you approach the doglegs with water on both sides of the fairway and a carry over the water (and alligator’s head) on the 14th.

In addition, Port Royal Golf Club features the first John Jacobs School of Golf in the Carolinas, offering 35  years of teaching experience. This well respected school has helped thousands of golfers become their own best teachers. Port Royal also boasts a new 15,000 square foot clubhouse that is tucked under a canopy of Southern oaks and magnolias that brings a modern southern plantation feel to your golf experience. Relax before or after your game on the beautiful 6,800 square-foot wrap-around veranda.

Golf Course Statistics
Tee                  Par    Yards   Slope    Rating
Championship 72      6543   139       71.6
Back                   72      6223   126       70.1
Middle                72      5964   122       69.0
Forward             72      5183   115       65.2

Barony Course at  Port Royal Golf Club Course Info:
Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club
10 Clubhouse Drive
Hilton Head, SC 29926
www.portroyalgolfclub.com
(843) 689-4653