“I had never seen a property quite like Haig Point – with such a pristine setting and all the elements to create a great golf course. It has the ocean, the sound, the marshes, fantastic vegetation. I knew when I first saw it, we could build a world-class golf course here.”
- Rees Jones, Golf Course architect
Haig Point’s Rees Jones Signature Course is unique to the world of golf. The architect of the original course in 1986, Jones returned to Haig Point in 2007 for a restoration that has sharpened and maintained the course’s young legacy as one of the best in the Lowcountry and in the entire country. Haig Point’s stunning course has appeared multiple times in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” and earned a position in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 in the World.”
In fact, Jones designed a unique 20-hole layout that propelled him to the upper echelon of golf course architects. He added an extra hole to each nine to give higher handicap players a chance to enjoy an easier routing. The Haig design offers a couple of par-3s that don’t require a forced carry. The championship Calibogue routing includes the two signature par-3s playing out to the Sound with long-iron carries over the marshland.
The alternate holes and five different teeing areas can accommodate every golfer’s game and bring them back time and time again. When you add the Osprey nine, there are more ways to play the course than there are days in the week.
“It’s a beautiful golf course. I think Harbour Town is going to feel wide open after playing here at Haig Point. It’s a narrow golf course, especially off the tees. But it has a beautiful feel to it, with the mix of trees and the holes along the ocean. I love the options you have with the two hole 8s and two hole 17s and the different tee positions. The greens were phenomenal today … We had great hospitality and really enjoyed the great people here.”
~Grame McDowell, April 2013
“It is really nice. It has a natural look to it with a lot of doglegs. It is just an enjoyable course. You have to drive it well and there are some good par 5s, like the 14th. That’s a beautiful hole! I really enjoyed it here . . . Rees Jones did a hell-of-a job here. He kept the natural beauty of the island. It’s a natural-looking Lowcountry golf course.”
~ Ernie Els, April 2013