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Secession Golf Club

Beaufort, SC Private

4.6

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129 Reviews

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 7053
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer Bruce Devlin

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.72
Challenge
7.18
Distinctiveness
7.29
Layout Variety
7.27
Fun
7.28
Aesthetics
7.46
Conditioning
7.46

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