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St. James Plantation, Players Club

3640 Players Club Dr Se 272, Southport, North Carolina, 28461
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
910-457-0049
Architect: Tim Cate (4)
                      
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Detailed description of St. James Plantation, Players Club

St. James Plantation is an 81 hole golf facility located in Southport, North Carolina. The facility has three 18-hole golf courses and one 27 hole course complex. The 18-hole courses are: The Reserve Golf Course, The Founders Golf Club and The Players Club Golf Course. The 27-hole course complex is The Members Club.

Founders Club at St. James Plantation, Founders Golf Course , opened in 1991. The course was designed by P.B. Dye.

Members Club at St. James Plantation, Members Club Golf Course, opened in 1996 as an 18-hole course designed by Hale Irwin. In 2001 the course was expanded to 27 holes. The new nine was designed by Tim Cate.

Players Club at St. James Plantation, Players Club Golf Course, opened in 1997. The course was designed by Tim Cate.

Reserve Club at St James Plantation, Reserve Golf Course, opened in 2006. The course was designed by Michael Nicklaus, of Nicklaus Design.

The Players Club ________________________

The Players Club At St. James Plantation is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course

The course co-exists with native marsh, offering an abundance of wildlife and scenic views of the natural wetlands. The conservative fairways mimic the level terrain, while the greens vary in contour, offering an assortment of undulation and sloping.

The Players Club is a par-72 layout that plays to a maximum distance of 6,947 yards for a course rating of 73.7 and a slope rating of 139.

Gold tees: par-72, 6,947 yards, 73.7 / 139

Black tees: par-72, 6,402 yards, 71.1 / 133

White tees: par-72, 6,000 yards, 68.1 / 121 (M), 74.2 / 139 (W)

Green tees: par-72, 5,447 yards, 66.3 / 111 (M), 73.7 / 136 (W)

This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Golfer Bob
Eldersburg, MD

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2013 at 8am

Played here 10-19-13 as part of a group, and this was an outstanding choice. The whole atmosphere, from the time one drives into the surrounding development, is first-class. Great looking clubhouse, attentive staff, and even the golf carts were in top shape.

Only minor complaint I have is that the scorecard has no layout diagrams, nor is there anything at the tee boxes, to give a sense of the hole. I strongly recommend driving up to take a look before hitting if you're a first-timer: may add a few minutes to the round, but it'll pay off.

Design is excellent: each hole stands alone, separated from its bretheren by a band of trees. Some modest elevation change, but more than most coastal courses. Greens are quite large, most are tilted, and some have very significant undulations. Bunkers are plentiful, and can be daunting, so choose your shot wisely. Fairways are pretty generous, although there are a couple with gentle bends that will tempt the bold (or stupid) to try to fly the corner: be sensible!

Conditions on 10-19 were excellent: fairways are thick and lush, tee boxes were in fine shape, and greens were firm and fast. Despite being generally flat, I don't recommend walking the course (or if they even allow it), as there is significant distance between some green and tees.

One other note: this course is well north of the "Myrtle Beach" area. We were lodged in Sunset Beach, NC, at Sea Trail, and this course was suppposed to be "twenty minutes away," but that turned out to be more like 55 minutes. It's an excellent facility and worth the drive, but check Google maps or Mapquest, to verify drive times before setting out.

Having said all that, I highly recommend!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 021210
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Bellefontaine, OH

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, November 2009 at 6am

Certainly the most competitive and aesthetically pleasing of the four courses at St James Plantation

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 009014
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Kittanning, PA

$41 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2007 at noon

Would travel:
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Rank ID # : 000695
4.3/5
Based on 3 reviews
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