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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6863 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.1

The Founders Club was the original layout at St. James Plantation in Southport. It was later joined by two other 18-hole championship courses and a 27-hole golf course. P.B. Dye designed the Founders. It boasts one of the highest slope ratings in the region and also some of the best views. Dye took full advantage of the coastal Carolina landscape, incorporating the natural wetlands into several holes. The final three are especially memorable water holes, playing over a series of marshes and lakes. The undulating greens follow the natural contours of the landscape and they are accented with pot bunkers to add some challenge. Dye also included his signature multi-level fairways. The careful preservation of the landscape on not only this course but also all of the golf courses at St. James have earned each one designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1991) Greg Letsche (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Clubs at St. James Plantation Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

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Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
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Welcome to Saint James!

I was a bit surprised when I came to the site and did not see any of the St. James Troon golf courses reviewed. I will change that !! I love doing reviews and I love playing golf, I’m not great at an 11 handicap but I have become a bit of a connoisseur in comparing value and high-end country clubs in comparison to others across the country. The comments on this course when you open it up is that it is world class and one of the highest rated slope courses in North Carolina. But that is not true anymore, it is part of a largely retirement community and the locals have dumb3d it down, so to speak. It was very nice but it was not brutally challenging. Sadly, the greens were disappointing. As a resident member now of the clubs and here in St. James, I would expect greater maintenance and care. These greens should be the best in the entire region and they are far from it. There is a lot of money spent to join these clubs and then to play day in and day out. I loved the layout. The design I thought was spectacular. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the elevations even though we were right along the intracoastal waterway. It is definitely a course that you can score on if you’re hitting the ball well. It was not nearly as difficult as other Pete and PB dye courses that I have played in the middle Atlantic

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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