Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, S.C. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island
The Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike private golf course on Dataw Island near Beaufort, South Carolina. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Cotton Dike golf course on Dataw Island

Dataw Island is a small island community near Beaufort, S.C. and is home to two golf courses, including the original Cotton Dike course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio.

The Cotton Dike course is named for the old cotton dike that surrounds a side of the island, and several holes on the front nine play along it.

The golf course finishes with several holes along stunning marshland, and the par-5 18th hole is a jaw-dropping finish, doglegging left around the marsh to a small, heavily guarded green.

Both the Cotton Dike course and the Arthur Hills' designed Morgan River course are open to members and their guests only.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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