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My wife and I are going to Tybee Island the week after Memorial Day and I want to get in a couple of rounds while I'm there. I think I want to play The Club at Savannah Harbor but are open to suggestions. I'll be playing as a single, if that make a difference.

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Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island just reopened, and Melrose looks like a good course. You have to take a boat, but Daufuskie is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. This is the kind of place you could take your wife along, and she would enjoy the beauty of the island.

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Originally Posted by caniac6

Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island just reopened, and Melrose looks like a good course. You have to take a boat, but Daufuskie is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. This is the kind of place you could take your wife along, and she would enjoy the beauty of the island.

I checked out Bloody Point and that looks really cool. Am I reading it correct in that when you make a tee time they will give you water taxi information? And is the water taxi service included in the green fees?

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Originally Posted by cruzthepug

I checked out Bloody Point and that looks really cool. Am I reading it correct in that when you make a tee time they will give you water taxi information? And is the water taxi service included in the green fees?

I don't know the answer to your question, but I have been at Hilton Head when Melrose was running specials that included the boat ride. Bloody Point was closed when we were there, and it looked like the "before" pictures on the website. If you go, leave time to rent a golf cart, and explore the island.

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One more thing: this is around the time of year courses in this area start to aerify bermuda greens. Be sure to call ahead.

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Originally Posted by caniac6

Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island just reopened, and Melrose looks like a good course. You have to take a boat, but Daufuskie is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. This is the kind of place you could take your wife along, and she would enjoy the beauty of the island.

When I played there some years ago the ferry ride was included in the green fee. It was an awesome experience because we felt like we owned the course because we didn't see anyone else on the course while we were playing.  The boat goes right by Harbour Town also so you can see the famous light tower also.  There are so many good courses in that area.

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I called and made my tee time at Bloody Point today. Green fee is $50 and the boat service is $49, so, a hundred bucks is reasonable. If my wife tags along it will another $49 for her boat ride and $47 for a cart rental so she can tour the island while I play. All and all pretty reasonable. Can't wait. I think I'll play my other round at The Club at Savannah harbor, should be in great shape after just hosting the senior tour event.
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Originally Posted by caniac6

One more thing: this is around the time of year courses in this area start to aerify bermuda greens. Be sure to call ahead.

I didn't ask, but their grand opening is the weekend before Memorial Day and I would hope they would have that done with time to heal before the big event. I'm playing the Wednesday after.

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Boy, am I envious! Please give an update after you play. Enjoy!

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Played The Club at Savannah Harbor today, course was in great shape. Super fast green and whoever set the pins today was evil. Several of the greens have false backs, it that makes sense, the green slopes back to front but like a false front, the back ~15' of green falls off. Several of the pins were cut just of top of the fall off. Overall a pretty good day, 3 birdies, but 3 lost balls. Played much better on the back when I kept the drivers the bag and played more position. Ended up playing with the general manager of the Westin Resort and one of his pals, so he did give a few pointers on lines off the tee. He is also a member at Bloody Point and said it was playing very nice, can't wait til Wednesday.
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Played Bloody Point yesterday morning. I had made the first tee time and after the boat ride arrived at the course about 45 min before my start time, but sinece I was the only one there and no other golfers were booked to start for almost 2 hours, I warmed up and had the place to myself. Although the course itself has been there sometime, it wasnt too long ago the the course was grown up with weeds/brush 3-4 feet tall. The re-design of the course kept the basic layout but did change some of the features, removed some traps, added some mounds, etc. I really enjoyed the layout on the course, with the large overhanging trees with Spanish moss makes some nice looking holes. The course does play like a new course now, they just had their grand opening this past weekend, the fairways and greens need some time to grow in, but played very nice. The greens were playing at about 8-81/2 and rolled good but the speed was a far cry from what I had played on Monday that I would guess was in the 12 range. I finished my round by 11 and the return boat back to savannah didnt leave until 2, so I grabbed some lunch and then played another 9 holes. After finishing that 9 I still had about an hour to kill,so I walked down the the beach kicked off my shoes and relaxed. I did see a shark when I arrived at the pier, and saw a couple of gators on the course, one that was about 12-15 foot long, but he disappeared under the water before I could get to the cart to get my camera. I'll post some photos when I get home.
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17th hole from the pier

#2, par 5

#7, par 3

#17 from the tee, par 3

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It looks nice. Like I said earlier, when we saw it, it was closed and barley maintained. You could tell where the greens and bunkers were, and they were mowing occasionally. As a graduate of the turf school at NC State, it was hard to see such a scenic piece of property going to waste. I'm glad it has come back, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. It will be at the top of my list the next time I get back to Hilton Head.

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