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Chechessee Creek Golf Club

Located just off of Hilton Head Island, Chechessee Creek Golf Club is a true gem and worth the trip should you ever get the opportunity to visit. This is one of those courses that is special. Every detail has been considered and the entire place is focused on the great golf course that makes its way through the towering pines.

The first few holes at CCC give players an idea of what they will be facing throughout the day. The course will not overpower anybody with length, but precision with the approach shots will be a must. The first green is one of the most difficult on the course. The elevated green has a false front and falls hard to either side. Over the back is no bargain as the green slopes from back to front and is usually firm. Players will be hitting short irons into this target, but it is no bargain and there is not much of a bail out.

The second hole is a demanding par three that will require a mid iron for most. The green is guarded by bunkers and once again, long is tough. For the most part, being short of the green at CCC is the place to miss. Most of the greens are slightly raised and have a tilt from back to front.

The third hole is a fun short par four where the Crenshaw Coore team really have fun. The further down the fairway a player hits his tee shot, the tighter it gets. A small hazard runs toward the green on the right and any miss in that direction on the approach will find the penalty area. The green is actually a fairly generous target, but with the creek short and right, the common bail out is towards the left.

The course blends in so well with the surroundings. The flow from one hole to another is so simple and natural.

Chechessee Creek

Located just off of Hilton Head Island, Chechessee Creek Golf Club is a true gem and worth the trip should you ever get the opportunity to visit. This is one of those courses that is special. Every detail has been considered and the entire place is focused on the great golf course that makes its way through the towering pines.

The first few holes at CCC give players an idea of what they will be facing throughout the day. The course will not overpower anybody with length, but precision with the approach shots will be a must. The first green is one of the most difficult on the course. The elevated green has a false front and falls hard to either side. Over the back is no bargain as the green slopes from back to front and is usually firm. Players will be hitting short irons into this target, but it is no bargain and there is not much of a bail out.

The second hole is a demanding par three that will require a mid iron for most. The green is guarded by bunkers and once again, long is tough. For the most part, being short of the green at CCC is the place to miss. Most of the greens are slightly raised and have a tilt from back to front.

The third hole is a fun short par four where the Crenshaw Coore team really have fun. The further down the fairway a player hits his tee shot, the tighter it gets. A small hazard runs toward the green on the right and any miss in that direction on the approach will find the penalty area. The green is actually a fairly generous target, but with the creek short and right, the common bail out is towards the left.

The course blends in so well with the surroundings. The flow from one hole to another is so simple and natural.

The seventh hole is probably the most scenic on the course. A tricky par three with the marsh and intercoastal waterway located just off the left.

Eleven through fourteen is probably my favorite stretch on the course. A lengthy par three over a hazard is followed by a short and strategic par four. Both of these holes are played along the marsh and at high tide (with the wind that accompanies it) can play quite difficult. The thirteenth is a short but menacing par three that requires tremendous precision. The elevated and sloped green is not far away, but will cause a lot of heartburn for even the most talented of players. The fourteenth is just a good golf hole. Players are required to play the ball from left to right if they want a mid iron into this green. Any shot that does not land on the putting surface will leave players with a near impossible up and down. The green is actually quite large, but should players miss, it is not easy.

The finish at CCC is very enjoyable. The sixteenth is a par three that can play over 220 yards depending on the tee to a very large green. Depending on the wind, this hole may require a fairway wood to reach. The green is large, but from that distance it is a challenge. The seventeenth hole is another risk reward par four. Players feeling aggressive or needing a birdie down the stretch may elect to take driver over the hazard on a direct line to the pin. Anything to the right will find the penalty area and anything pulled will find a sandy waste area or worst. Driving the green is possible, but more than likely players will hit less than driver to the wide part of the fairway and use wedge to approach the green. A tall pine guards the left edge of the green and makes flighting the ball properly important. The finish at CCC is a strong par four dogleg left. It is not the easiest tee shot and some may hit less than driver to keep the ball in the fairway. A mid iron approach to a green that is guarded by bunkers on both sides is left to finish the round. A strong finish to a great desgn.

CCC is a great walking course. It is relatively flat and the tee boxes are all very close to the previous green. There is a caddy program that I strongly recommend. These are some of the best caddies Ive had and they will make your journey much more enjoyable. The greens are tricky and most of these guys have been around a long time. They undoubtedly will save you some strokes.

I think the sign of a good course is the feeling of a natural flow from one hole to another. That is done perfectly at CCC. Each hole can hold its own when isolated, but as part of a group, they all work so well. The course is really a journey around a beautiful piece of property. Twice you will play along the marshy area of the Colleton River and then return back to the clubhouse through the tall pines. The club has done a remarkable job of clearing the underbrush and creating a really “clean” feel throughout this property. The course offers a lot of challenges, but in general, it is very playable. The conditioning is always top notch and staff and service is top level. If you can find your way to Chechessee Creek, it is well worth the trip.

The seventh hole is probably the most scenic on the course. A tricky par three with the marsh and intercoastal waterway located just off the left.

Eleven through fourteen is probably my favorite stretch on the course. A lengthy par three over a hazard is followed by a short and strategic par four. Both of these holes are played along the marsh and at high tide (with the wind that accompanies it) can play quite difficult. The thirteenth is a short but menacing par three that requires tremendous precision. The elevated and sloped green is not far away, but will cause a lot of heartburn for even the most talented of players. The fourteenth is just a good golf hole. Players are required to play the ball from left to right if they want a mid iron into this green. Any shot that does not land on the putting surface will leave players with a near impossible up and down. The green is actually quite large, but should players miss, it is not easy.

The finish at CCC is very enjoyable. The sixteenth is a par three that can play over 220 yards depending on the tee to a very large green. Depending on the wind, this hole may require a fairway wood to reach. The green is large, but from that distance it is a challenge. The seventeenth hole is another risk reward par four. Players feeling aggressive or needing a birdie down the stretch may elect to take driver over the hazard on a direct line to the pin. Anything to the right will find the penalty area and anything pulled will find a sandy waste area or worst. Driving the green is possible, but more than likely players will hit less than driver to the wide part of the fairway and use wedge to approach the green. A tall pine guards the left edge of the green and makes flighting the ball properly important. The finish at CCC is a strong par four dogleg left. It is not the easiest tee shot and some may hit less than driver to keep the ball in the fairway. A mid iron approach to a green that is guarded by bunkers on both sides is left to finish the round. A strong finish to a great desgn.

CCC is a great walking course. It is relatively flat and the tee boxes are all very close to the previous green. There is a caddy program that I strongly recommend. These are some of the best caddies Ive had and they will make your journey much more enjoyable. The greens are tricky and most of these guys have been around a long time. They undoubtedly will save you some strokes.

I think the sign of a good course is the feeling of a natural flow from one hole to another. That is done perfectly at CCC. Each hole can hold its own when isolated, but as part of a group, they all work so well. The course is really a journey around a beautiful piece of property. Twice you will play along the marshy area of the Colleton River and then return back to the clubhouse through the tall pines. The club has done a remarkable job of clearing the underbrush and creating a really “clean” feel throughout this property. The course offers a lot of challenges, but in general, it is very playable. The conditioning is always top notch and staff and service is top level. If you can find your way to Chechessee Creek, it is well worth the trip.

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