Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor’s statue garden. Control your projectile’s path with today’s Groupon: for $500, you get a three-month membership to Pete Dye Signature Golf Course at Hampton Hall in Bluffton (a $1,530 value). With a three-month membership, players gain unlimited access to the course’s pristine fairways (members must pay a mandatory $20 cart fee for each round), immaculate practice facilities, and private club grill.
Renowned course architect Pete Dye—whose courses have played host to multiple PGA Tour majors—sculpted this 7,503-yard, links-style course through the cerulean waters and lush flora of Carolina Lowcountry. Golfers can bring their own sets of modified garden tools or try out complimentary rental clubs (available with reservation) before taking to the first tee, where a short par 4 with generous fairway provides a friendly welcome to slow-starting swings. A more perilous trial awaits at holes such as the par 3 14th, where an appropriately whale-shaped waterway occupies the vast chasm between tee and green, forcing golfers to summon their last reserves of courage or telekinetic ability to launch orbs safely to the green on the opposite end. Five sets of tees temper the course’s lengthy nature, making the course surmountable to duffers of all club-flailing fortitude.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72, links-style course designed by Pete Dye
- Length of 7,503 yards from the farthest tees
- Five sets of tees
The Pete Dye Signature Golf Course at Hampton Hall
The final three holes at the Pete Dye Signature Golf Course at Hampton Hall can make the rest of the round seem like an extended practice session. The par-four 16th sets the tone for the dramatic finish by challenging golfers' length off the tee and accuracy with a long-iron, as it plays to a formidable 463 yards from the tips. The par-three 17th pens a different riddle to solve, forcing golfers to crack a 222-yard tee shot onto an elevated green guarded by natural wetlands and three sandtraps. But these penultimate holes are only appetizers to the center-cut steak they will encounter at 18, a 495-yard par-four with a narrow fairway guarded by a waste area and trees on the right and wooded wetlands on the left. The waterways snake around in front of the green, as well, making par an even more coveted score.
A 7,503-yard whale of a golf course from the tips, the course offers five tee options, catering to golfers of all abilities like a butler with a tray full of divot repair tools. The facility also hosts a driving range where golfers can fine-tune their swing before taking to the first tee.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye
- Length of 7,503 yards from the tips
- Five tee options available
170 Hampton Hall Blvd.
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910