1000 Congressional Blvd,
Summerville, South Carolina 29483-5030
Golf Digest Magazine awarded the course four stars in its 2002 Places to Play edition and nicknamed it “The Hidden Gem of Charleston”.
The four star ranking places Pine Forest in the top 5% of all non-private courses in the United States and making Pine Forest the highest rated non-resort course in the Charleston area.
The golf course is a Par 72 layout designed by Bob Spence, who is the lead designer for Davis Love III.
The course features five sets of tees ranging from the extremely challenging championship tees (6,905 yards with a course rating of 73.9 and a slope of 138) to a more manageable gold tees (5,782 yards with a course rating of 68.7 and a slope of 121). Meanwhile, the ladies tees measure 4,990 yards with a course rating of 70.8 and a slope of 115.
The tees, fairways and rough are all 328 Bermuda and the greens are Tifdwarf with an average stimpmeter reading of 8.
The Club at Pine Forest’s History:
The current golf course was built on the grounds of Pine Forest Inn’s Hunt Club. The Pine Forest Inn was one of the first resorts in the United States dating back to 1891. The Inn also had a golf course as early as 1891 making it one of the first seven courses in the country.
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