PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club



Congaree Golf Club

Ridgeland, SC Private

Overview

Tom Fazio has designed countless compelling golf courses on sites that weren't. But at Congaree, 30 minutes inland from Beaufort, S.C., he at least had great material: sand, in the form of two deep sections of it separated by a lowcountry wetland area. The sand made it easy to scoop and shape long ridgelines, creating significant movement across an otherwise level property—and dozens of stately live oaks, carefully transplanted for effect—further outline the design. Finely edged Melbourne-style bunkers sweep up to the edges of fairways and into greens, catching shots that drift too far and leading to challenging hi-lo recovery situations. Congaree hosted the 2022 CJ Cup after making its debut as a tour venue for the previous year's Palmetto Championship, which replaced that year's Canadian Open.

About

Holes 18
Length 7725
Slope 155
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2018
Designer Tom Fazio

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State
Best New Courses

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 42nd.
Highest Ranking: 39th, 2021-'22.

Best in State: 2nd since 2022.
2023-'24 ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.7508
Character
7.9695
Challenge
7.8207
Layout Variety
7.7113
Fun
7.5471
Aesthetics
7.734
Conditioning
8.1643

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