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Yeamans Hall Club

Charleston, SC Private

Overview

Though it contained a classic collection of Raynor favorites, including a Road Hole, a Biarritz, a Redan and even a Prize Dogleg (based on an entry from a 1914 magazine design contest), Yeamans Hall suffered from benign neglect for 50 years, with bunkers overgrown and greens both shrunk by mowing habits and mushroomed by topdressing. But in the later 1980s, the course superintendent discovered Raynor’s original plans in the clubhouse attic. Architect Tom Doak and his then-associate Jim Urbina used the plans to faithfully restore Raynor features. Urbina continues to implement restoration touches and Yeamans Hall today is one of the country's most polished and evocative examples of Raynor's architecture on a relatively flat piece of Lowcountry land.

About

Holes 18
Length 6808
Slope 132
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1925
Designer Seth Raynor, Charles Banks/(R) Tom Doak, Jim Urbina

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked from 2011-2022.
Previous ranking: 99th.
Highest ranking: 68th, 2011-'12.

Second 100 Greatest: Since 2023.
2023-'24 ranking: 104th.

Best in State: Ranked from 2011-2024.
2023-'24 ranking: 3rd.

Panelists

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

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.4935
Character
7.9275
Challenge
7.2184
Layout Variety
7.5406
Fun
7.762
Aesthetics
7.464
Conditioning
7.4027

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