Long Cove Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7094 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.9
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 7094 yards 74.9 143
Blue 71 6577 yards 72.3 138
Black 71 6354 yards 71.3 132
White 71 6060 yards 70.2 128
Championship (W) 71 5759 yards 74.7 137
Green 71 5415 yards 67.2 116
Green (W) 71 5415 yards 72.5 129
Red 71 5083 yards 70.7 125
Red (W) 71 5083 yards 70.7 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Outstanding Course in the Carolinas"

6Vys9UhGOEgvXScIRmWs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have been a member of Long Cove Club for some 30 years and a full-time resident for the last 7 years. In my business life I had the opportunity to play on some of the best known courses in Asia and in Australia and New Zealand. I can say without hesitation that Long Cove compares favorably at all times of the year with any of the famous courses. It has challenging holes for all levels of golfers, as well as being scenically attractive. My 2 grandsons started playing here as soon as they were able to hold a golf club and have become top college golfers. The elder, Jeffrey Lang (Dartmouth team 2014-18), has said the following about his experience:

Even after playing the likes of Spyglass, St. Andrews, The Country Club, and other top 100 courses around the globe, Long Cove remains one of my favorite designs in all of golf. To be sure, part of the allure is the nostalgia - countless memories of exciting rounds since I first started chipping and putting after hours on the 14th green at age 7. But as I’ve grown older and seen more and more courses, I’ve come to appreciate just how special Long Cove is. No one hole is the same. Every single shot in the bag is tested - from fitting a long drive between trees on 15, to finessing a blind wedge on 5, to bombing a 4 iron to a tight green on 8. This course is one of those rare few where the more you play it, the more interesting it becomes.

And his brother Jack Lang (Davidson team 2015-19) added:

Long Cove stands out in my mind as one of the most diverse tests of golf I’ve experienced. It features doglegs that go multiple directions with tee shots and approach shots that demand all sorts of different shot shapes. As such, each hole is visually different and interesting in its own way. When conditions are firm and the wind is up strategy is a must with birdies meriting well positioned shots off the tee giving access to wherever pins may be. The course is forgiving enough to be fair (as pars can be made with the recovery game and short game), while tee shots on 8, 11, 13, and 15 offer minimal bailout such that you still have to be in control of your golf ball to score well. It is possibly the most balanced course I have played and never gets old.

Without doubt Long Cove stands out as one of the finest courses in the Carolinas.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Classic SC Low Country"

redanman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Long rated the #1 course in SC until Kiawah Ocean opened and also the local tournament course surpassed it. It is architecturally one of the finest in the lowcountry. Great variety in Par 3 4 and 5 holes. Some trademark holes from Dye (Alps 5th) are here, most holes are lined by housing, but with appropriate corridors. Smallish greens present, except the 18th which is massive. Will be closed soon for a re-grassing project. Architecturally, this course is classic Dye in that angles and position (Strategy) are more important than brute strength. On a hole-by-hole basis, it is more demanding than the local PGA Tour tournament course. I've played about a dozen times over the years, know the area well and never turn down an invitation to play here. There is a premium on the short game here as well as strategic measures. needed to score well. Difficulty ebbs and flows making for a fine experience and challenge. High recommendation.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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