|Course Name::||Lady’s Island Country Club|
|State Course is In::||South Carolina|
|City/County Course is In::||Beaufort|
|Yardage of Tees Played::||6454|
|Course and Slope Rating::||71.7/133|
|What Did You Shoot::||91|
Written By: Kris McEwen @KrisMcEwen
Full disclosure regarding how I select my golf courses, I have a self-imposed green fees cost restriction. Or as others have put it, I’m cheap. However, I can justify my “cheapness” in three ways.
One, I am the averagest of average golf guys, so putting me on some fancy-shmancy golf course just doesn’t make sense. Two, I like to play a lot of golf and those fees quickly add up. And three, I love me a good deal. This works out well though because the fancy-shmancy courses don’t need reviews. It’s those hidden gems, the bang for your buck golf courses that I’m trying to find.
That brings us to today’s golf course review of Lady’s Island Country Club. Prior to my Hilton Head Island vacation, I perused the Hilton Head/Savannah Groupon site (see “Cheapness” justification number three) and found a deal for a two-some, with a cart and a bucket of balls for $30 at Lady’s Island. I snagged that thing faster than you could say “Fore!” and went on planning the rest of my trip.
Turns out Lady’s Island is kind of a drive from Hilton Head Island. Which typically I don’t mind when seeking out courses to play. Again, living in Chicago, if I want to play eighteen holes, I’m going to have to drive 30 to 40 minutes. However, when one is vacationing, you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the car. Nevertheless, let’s get to the review!
Lady’s Island Golf Course is a very well maintained, beautiful golf course with one, small, kidney-punching problem: the cart paths. The cart paths are made of mulch. Maybe, at one point, this seemed like a good idea, but now, not so much. Sometimes you could avoid using the cart paths, but other times you would arrive at your ball or the next tee box with a punctured spleen due to the potholes.
However, organ pummeling cart paths aside, this is a golf course with well-kept fairways and greens that roll true. This course can also be challenging as it hosts quite a few doglegs, tight fairways, and bunker protected greens.
In addition, for those that enjoy a quiet, self-paced round of golf, this is where you should go. Granted, we were out on a Wednesday morning, but I don’t believe we saw another person on the golf course until we got to the seventeenth hole and it was a single. That also means we didn’t see a beverage cart during our round, so keep that in mind.
Typically, when people recommend a restaurant to me because it’s good food “for the money”, I immediately decide never to eat at that restaurant. I don’t want my food to be good because it’s cheap. However, when I tell you that this golf course is good “for the money”, I’m telling you if you played this $20 course and a $60 course without knowing which cost which, you’d have hard time telling them apart. Outside of the occasional bruised kidney here and there, of course.