Inspired by the traditional profile of Walter Travis’ 1928 original nine-hole course, the new Plantation Course has reopened after a complete redesign by Davis and Mark Love of Love Golf Design. It’s truly been a labor of love – a vision and an on-going conversation between brothers who have transformed the course they grew up playing more times than they can count. You’ll now find the Principal’s Nose on #10 green and a few of Travis’ chocolate drops here and there, along with phenomenal views of the ocean. It is a course you’ll want to play again and again.
Plans for Plantation
Mark and Davis Love III of Love Golf Design discuss their plans for Plantation with the Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard at The RSM Classic.
A look back on the redesign of some of Plantation's most popular and memorable holes.
Plantation Course - Hole-by-Hole Tour
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Hole 1 | Par 4
Blue 353 Green 331 White 315 Silver 287 Gold 261
At this generous opening hole, a drive down the left side of the fairway will open up the green for the approach. The two-tiered green with swale through the middle will call for an accurate approach.View Hole 1 Overview
Hole 2 | Par 4
Blue 367 Green 353 White 339 Silver 312 Gold 255
One of the shorter par fours on the course, the drive here must challenge the bunkers on the right side of the fairway or the player will face tree trouble on the approach. A lofted second shot is needed to carry the front bunker at this elevated green.View Hole 2 Overview
Hole 3 | Par 3
Blue 190 Green 180 White 162 Silver 152 Gold 135
This long par three has a strong “false front” and is protected by bunkers on the left. The large green provides multiple hole locations and the open front allows for run-up approaches. Par is a good score here.View Hole 3 Overview
Hole 4 | Par 5
Blue 569 Green 535 White 492 Silver 462 Gold 450
This long par five won’t be reached by many players in two shots. Generous width off the tee leads to a more difficult lay-up as players must negotiate a lake down the left and central bunkers in the fairway. The green is well protected with bunkers, making a birdie on this hole a true accomplishment.View Hole 4 Overview
Hole 5 | Par 4
Blue 446 Green 419 White 394 Silver 374 Gold 304
A long par four, this hole demands an accurate tee shot. Once in the fairway, the player is faced with a wide but shallow green. Missed shots right of the green will find a large bail out area providing an opportunity for recovery.View Hole 5 Overview
Hole 6 | Par 4
Blue 415 Green 382 White 375 Silver 342 Gold 333
This medium-length par four has no fairway bunkers but accuracy is still a premium. Players must be on the correct side of the fairway to get an open look into one of the course’s smallest greens.View Hole 6 Overview
Hole 7 | Par 3
Blue 146 Green 133 White 118 Silver 99 Gold 89
This island par three green, the largest green on the course, makes an inviting target. Hole locations on the large undulating green can make hitting the green only the first test to overcome for par.View Hole 7 Overview
Hole 8 | Par 5
Blue 519 Green 482 White 448 Silver 438 Gold 411
This par five will be reachable depending on the wind. With bunkers on both sides of the fairway, players hitting good drives have the opportunity to reach the green, but must negotiate a lake running the right side of the fairway. A back right hole location provides a tough shot even with a short iron.View Hole 8 Overview
Hole 9 | Par 4
Blue 459 Green 422 White 414 Silver 370 Gold 340
A long par four, this hole is tree lined and features a large ridge protecting the left side of the fairway. Players hitting the fairway will be faced with a long second, but the open entry to the green and large chipping swale will allow for run-up shots and recovery opportunities.View Hole 9 Overview
Hole 10 | Par 4
Blue 283 Green 254 White 238 Silver 229 Gold 215
This short, drive-able par four provides the golfer with numerous options. The boldest player may try to go for the green, but danger lurks with the left edge of the green guarded by the water. More conservative players face a lay-up decision to avoid the “principal’s nose” bunkers. Once negotiated, the players will find a small, gently undulating green surface.View Hole 10 Overview
Hole 11 | Par 3
Blue 216 Green 198 White 178 Silver 161 Gold 113
Flanked by bunkers on both sides, this medium length par three is open in front. Multiple hole locations on its large green will demand high quality approach shots with a mid-iron.View Hole 11 Overview
Hole 12 | Par 4
Blue 399 Green 384 White 370 Silver 360 Gold 309
This par four calls for a driver for some off the tee, while others may hit a fairway wood to avoid trouble. A second shot to this green provides challenge with cross bunkers and a lake long of the green. A second shot to this green provides challenge with cross bunkers, with care need to avoid going over the green into the lake.View Hole 12 Overview
Hole 13 | Par 4
Blue 422 Green 410 White 371 Silver 317 Gold 305
With a lake on the left and out of bounds on the right, this may be the most difficult driving hole on the course. Once finding the fairway, the player will need to negotiate the large bunker guarding the right two thirds of the green protecting this “bowl” green.View Hole 13 Overview
Hole 14 | Par 5
Blue 536 Green 519 White 493 Silver 440 Gold 410
The split fairway on this medium length par five requires decision making off the tee, but can be reachable with a good drive. The large, slightly undulating green is receptive to both long and short approaches while subtle green contours separate the green into multiple hole locations.View Hole 14 Overview
Hole 15 | Par 4
Blue 353 Green 335 White 321 Silver 307 Gold 255
This short par four will require a lay-up off the tee for most players. Native areas protect the left side of the fairway but a well-placed tee shot will give the player a good view of the smallest green on the course. Two accurate shots will be required to hit this green in regulation.View Hole 15 Overview
Hole 16 | Par 3
Blue 141 Green 131 White 121 Silver 111 Gold 92
The shortest par three on the course doesn’t necessarily make it the easiest. With a deep pot bunker front left of the two-tiered green, an approach to the center and two puts will make for a good par.View Hole 16 Overview
Hole 17 | Par 4
Blue 340 Green 325 White 311 Silver 296 Gold 245
A well-placed tee shot is critical at this lay-up hole. Bail out right and the view of the green will likely be blocked by the ridge. Take on the lake left of the fairway to get a good look at the green. A short second will follow a good drive, but this large undulating green will make finding a short birdie putt difficult.View Hole 17 Overview
Hole 18 | Par 5
Blue 517 Green 471 White 455 Silver 435 Gold 425
This reachable par 5 finishing hole can provide a great finish end to the round. The water off the tee will only affect the longest hitters, but all players will have to deal with the water eventually. Players hitting to this green with second or third shots will face water lining the left side and bunkers protecting the right side. This birdie hole can give some chances at eagles.View Hole 18 Overview
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