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Enjoy 36 holes of world-class golf designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills.

As one of South Carolina’s premier golf communities, Dataw Island is home to two 18-hole golf courses: Tom Fazio’s Cotton Dike course and Arthur Hills’ Morgan River course. Both recently-renovated, and both designed to ensure a pleasurable round for golfers of all abilities. Golfers enjoy beautiful natural surroundings as they wind their way through the island and amongst tidal marshland, live oaks dating back hundreds of years and Civil War era ruins – starting and ending at our Southern-style Clubhouse. 

The Dataw Island golf professionals are highly qualified and take pride in their work. All members enjoy access to the Dataw practice facilities, including the driving range and chipping and putting greens. Offerings include group and private lessons and clinics. A wide variety of tournaments are held throughout the year and are suited to include everyone from the novice to the expert golfer.

New golf members are acclimated quickly and easily through our frequently-offered Mens' and Ladies' Days, our very popular Dataw Island Golf Association and the Dataw Island Women's Golf Association, plus golf clinics and events.

The Golf Pro Shop offers the latest in clothing and equipment. If you need to warm up before a community tournament, the practice range is open 7:45 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Our golf professionals can be reached at (843) 838-8250 during Golf Pro Shop hours.

  • Cotton Dike
    • For the Cotton Dike course, Tom Fazio's design choices were influenced by a series of dikes that were created to generate more planting ground for 18th century plantation cotton fields. Jenkins Creek flows by nearly half of the 18 holes, nestled between emerald fields and fairways.

      From a playability standpoint,” Fazio says, “the seventh hole offers numerous options as a three-shot hole or as a reachable par-five for long hitters, and if the golfer avoids the forest on the right and the lagoons on the left, a birdie is a distinct possibility.”

      The Cotton Dike course was completely renovated in 2011, and plays better than ever, reclaiming its rightful place as one of the Lowcounty’s finest courses.



      Course Rating and Slope

      Cotton Dike

      Men

      Black

      72.9

      136

      Gold

      70.3

      130

      Blue

      68.1

      118

      Women

      White

      69.1

      120



      Hole Number

      1

      2

      3

      4

      5

      6

      7

      8

      9

      OUT

      Black Tees

      309

      163

      493

      347

      168

      398

      532

      356

      432

      3198

      GoldTees

      298

      137

      477

      308

      153

      381

      477

      329

      389

      2949

      BlueTees

      259

      115

      439

      287

      121

      353

      462

      299

      342

      2677

      WhiteTees

      232

      91

      397

      257

      98

      302

      409

      286

      319

      2391

      PAR

      4

      3

      5

      4

      3

      4

      5

      4

      4

      36



      Hole Number

      10

      11

      12

      13

      14

      15

      16

      17

      18

      IN

      TOTAL

      Black Tees

      404

      374

      183

      533

      466

      452

      187

      432

      558

      3589

      6787

      Gold Tees

      372

      358

      168

      508

      387

      415

      155

      398

      509

      3270

      6219

      Blue Tees

      341

      343

      154

      492

      364

      395

      134

      354

      453

      3030

      5707

      White Tees

      315

      320

      128

      431

      304

      344

      103

      341

      414

      2700

      5091

      PAR

      4

      4

      3

      5

      4

      4

      3

      4

      5

      36

      72

  • Morgan River
    • Golf architect Arthur Hills’ hallmark Scottish flair shines in the design of his signature Morgan River course. Demanding strategic excellence, a round on the course wanders through the dappled shade of massive oaks while you navigate water challenges that inspire novices and professionals alike. Here, an aqua-shaping technique allows aquatic plants to grow on the ponds, attracting wildlife to the links.

      “In searching for the right adjective to describe the Morgan River course,” says Arthur Hills, “I came up with the word 'delightful'. It’s a delightful golf course.”

      Similar to Cotton Dike course, Morgan River was renovated in 2012, and it, too is regarded as one of the area’s finest courses.

      Course Rating and Slope

      Morgan River

      Men

       

      Black

       

      73.0

       

      138

       

       

       

      Gold

       

      70.6

       

      125

       

       

       

      Blue

       

      67.9

       

      118

       

      Women

       

      White

       

      69.4

       

      125


      Hole Number

       

      1

       

      2

       

      3

       

      4

       

      5

       

      6

       

      7

       

      8

       

      9

       

      OUT

       

       

      Black Tees

       

      371

       

      372

       

      423

       

      489

       

      328

       

      146

       

      424

       

      169

       

      512

       

      3234

       

       

      GoldTees

       

      338

       

      348

       

      387

       

      465

       

      315

       

      127

       

      406

       

      148

       

      484

       

      3018

       

       

      BlueTees

       

      311

       

      312

       

      336

       

      435

       

      300

       

      117

       

      384

       

      132

       

      455

       

      2782

       

       

      WhiteTees

       

      266

       

      278

       

      302

       

      397

       

      285

       

      109

       

      327

       

      92

       

      447

       

      2503

       

       

      PAR

       

      4

       

      4

       

      4

       

      5

       

      4

       

      3

       

      4

       

      3

       

      5

       

      36

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Hole Number

       

      10

       

      11

       

      12

       

      13

       

      14

       

      15

       

      16

       

      17

       

      18

       

      IN

       

      TOTAL

      Black Tees

       

      378

       

      528

       

      349

       

      402

       

      376

       

      202

       

      217

       

      565

       

      406

       

      3423

       

      6657

      GoldTees

       

      344

       

      495

       

      330

       

      373

       

      347

       

      181

       

      186

       

      532

       

      373

       

      3161

       

      6179

      BlueTees

       

      329

       

      447

       

      312

       

      347

       

      307

       

      154

       

      151

       

      480

       

      347

       

      2874

       

      5656

      WhiteTees

       

      279

       

      395

       

      275

       

      239

       

      282

       

      133

       

      141

       

      415

       

      300

       

      2459

       

      4962

      PAR

       

      4

       

      5

       

      4

       

      4

       

      4

       

      3

       

      3

       

      5

       

      4

       

      36

       

      72

  • Meet the Staff
    • DIRECTOR OF GOLF

       

      Dave Britton has served as director of golf for the Dataw Island Club for more than 19 years. As director, his responsibilities include running all aspects of the community’s golf program, golf shop merchandising, conducting the extensive tournament schedule at Dataw Island, coordinating daily play on both golf courses, working closely with the golf course superintendent and staff on coordinating and scheduling golf events, along with golf course maintenance activities.

      Born in Columbus, Ohio, Britton is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and professional golf management. He has also been a member of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America since December 1982.

      Prior to joining Dataw Island Club, Britton served as an assistant golf professional at the Oaks Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.; the Inglewood Country Club in Seattle; Bear Creek Golf World in Houston, Texas; Rawiga Country Club in Wadsworth, Ohio; and Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio. He has also served as head golf professional at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club in Whidbey Island, Wash., and as a teacher at the Palm Springs Golf Academy in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

      Dave is married to Jill with three children: Stephanie, Tim, and Michelle.  

  • Golf Pro Shop
    • The Dataw Island Club Golf Pro Shop is your source for golf & logo gear and apparel. In addition to a great variety of golf bags, shoes, and men’s & ladies clothing, you will also find glassware and other unique gift items.

      The staff is available for professional club fitting to make sure the golf equipment is correct for you. Our professional staff can also regrip your golf equipment and put new soft spikes on your golf shoes.
      All Dataw Island Club members and guests are welcome and encouraged to visit us in the shop. Purchases may be charged to your club account, and cash & major credit cards are also accepted.

      GOLF PRO SHOP AND PRACTICE RANGE HOURS:

      When Daylight Savings time is not in effect:
      Golf Pro Shop - 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
      Practice Range - 7:45 am to 4:30 pm (extra balls are left on the front range tee after hours Tuesday-Saturday)

      When Daylight Savings time is in effect:
      Golf Pro Shop - 7:45 am to 5:30 pm
      Practice Range - 7:45 am to 5:00 pm (extra balls are left on the front range tee after hours Tuesday-Saturday)

Dataw Island Club121 Dataw Drive Beaufort SC 29920(843) 838-3838

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