Open For Play (1987)
47 Ave of Oaks
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915 USA
Daufuskie Island Club & Resort- Melrose Online:
The 18-hole Melrose course at the Daufuskie Island Resort facility in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina features 7,081 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 140. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Melrose golf course opened in 1987.
"I remember saying back in the mid-eighties when I first saw the Melrose property that this site was an uncut jewel. It was a gorgeous piece of property. It was similar in ways to Kiawah and Harbour Town, but the land was higher and perhaps had more variety. There's oceanfront, salt and fresh marsh, live oaks, mature pines, magnolias and other hardwoods. All we had to do was set a golf course in there, and the end result was a design that tested the better players but was playable and enjoyable for all golfers. Most of all. we think we gave players a memorable experience." - Jack Nicklaus