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Secession Golf Club

Beaufort, SC Private

Overview

Pete Dye and his son P.B. did the early routing of Secession, but when they left in a dispute with the developer, Bruce Devlin, a PGA Tour veteran who’d previously designed courses with Robert von Hagge, stepped in and finished something much in keeping with the then-prevailing Dye philosophy of low profile architecture. Greens were set at ground grade, protected by low humps and pot bunkers with vertical stacked-sod faces. Still, Devlin invariably left open the fronts of greens for running approach shots. The site itself is a peninsula in marsh, with several holes on individual islands. Secession demands a complete game, both aerial and ground, particularly in steady ocean breezes.

About

Holes 18
Length 7068
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer Bruce Devlin

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 159th.
Previous ranking: 164th.
Highest ranking: 150th, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2023-'24. Ranked seventh, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 5th.

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2429
Character
7.6734
Challenge
7.1949
Layout Variety
7.2748
Fun
7.426
Aesthetics
7.4571
Conditioning
7.4625

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