Colleton River Club Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Nicklaus Course

Colleton River Club Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Nicklaus Course


HILTON HEAD, South Carolina — Colleton River Club celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the award-winning Nicklaus Course, which saw its first round of golf on September 28, 1992. Regarded by golf legends as one of the finest 18 holes in the game, it strikes an exceptional balance between challenge and playability. Measuring over 7,100 yards from the tips, the Jack Nicklaus Course at Colleton River is classic Lowcountry golf at its absolute finest.

“We’re honored to be celebrating 30 years,” says General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Timothy M. Bakels. “It’s something special to be home to what Jack Nicklaus calls a ‘masterful creation.’ Each day, for the last 30 years, the Nicklaus Course at Colleton River Club has rewarded golfers with the beauty and joy of our coast.”

A brilliant example of the work of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, it is as visually stunning as it is challenging. Nicklaus tempts you throughout, providing glimpses of the marsh on the front nine before finishing the round in dramatic fashion exposed to the winds and scenic vistas provided by the Colleton River.

Jack Nicklaus once said, “My greatest pleasure in creating this golf course at Colleton River is the enjoyment it will bring its Members long beyond my golf career and my lifetime. I consider it one of my finest accomplishments.”

Colleton River Club Members will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nicklaus Course at a private celebration in May.


Where serenity meets activity, Colleton River Club is your private escape set amidst Lowcountry tidal marshes and moss draped Live Oaks. This picturesque coastal community in Bluffton, South Carolina offers two world-class Signature golf courses, Southern hospitality, and a premier lifestyle that’s calling you home.