HERON POINT GOLF COURSE
Named South Carolina’s 2015 Golf Course of the Year, Heron Point is poised for even more acclaim. At 7,000 yards from the back tees the course is a wonderful fusion of short and long holes. It can play considerably shorter if needed as there are seven sets of tees on each hole. Golfers are challenged by a cadre of risk-reward holes, fairways that move toward and away from hazards, and Dye’s ubiquitous mounding and swales framing target areas. On four holes with water guarding the greens, alternating wood and grass walls create conspicuous bulkheads, visually dramatizing the danger and peril and adding a hint of menace. Even more striking, a mixture of sand, mulch and limestone surfaces, as well as a variety of grasses, provides a vivid tapestry of colour. It’s a cohabitation of beauty and beast (at times) played within the genteel rules of the ancient game.