18 HOLES, 7,081 YARDS, PAR 72




Sweeping along the Atlantic Ocean, the Melrose Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is one of the most awarded courses in South Carolina, providing challenging play and stunning views. Routing the last three holes along the Atlantic Ocean, Nicklaus' masterpiece inspired him to make these comments:


“I remember saying back in the mid-eighties when I first saw the Melrose property that this site was an uncut jewel. It was a gorgeous piece of property. It was similar in ways to Kiawah and HarbourTown, but the land was higher and perhaps had more variety. There’s oceanfront, salt and fresh marsh, live oaks, mature pines, magnolias and other hardwoods.

All we had to do was set a golf course in there, and the end result was a design that tested the better players but was playable and enjoyable for all golfers. Most of all, we think we gave players a memorable experience.”

- Jack Nicklaus


melrose golf course & pro shop

Seasonal hours

open TUESDAY - sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Contact the pro shop for more information or to make a tee time: (843) 422-6963


Additional Course Information

  • Walking is permitted. If walking 18 holes, a cart fee of $25 will be deducted from the golf rate.
  • Personal golf carts are not allowed on the golf course at any time.
  • Pull carts are available in limited quantity at $10 per cart.
  • Rental clubs are available at $20 per set per 18 holes. 
    Men’s right-handed, men’s left-handed, and women's right-handed clubs are available.
  • Driving Range
    Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
    Complimentary range balls on day of play.
    Range usage is $5 per person per day with unlimited range balls.

slopes and ratings

Tees                       Yardage           Slope           Rating

Gold Tees                 7,081               74.2                140
Blue Tees                 6,688              72.3                 135
White Tees               6,245               71                    129
Red Tees                   5,575               73                    131

melrose golf rates

March                               $64
April                                  $84
May – September          $64
October                            $84
November                       $64
December - February    $54




Rates are subject to change

Rates include: Green Fee, Cart Fee & Range Balls




Sea Island Trails at Melrose Equestrian Center 

Explore Daufuskie Island on horseback with Sea Island Trails. This local, family operated business is temporarily located at the Melrose Equestrian Center. Individual lessons, trail rides, beach rides, pony rides, and cart rides are available with advance reservations. Each activity is tailored to the participant’s or group’s riding abilities. Arrangements can also be made for birthday parties and other special events.


The Melrose Equestrian Center

The Melrose Equestrian Center is a stunning and picturesque 16-acre facility located near the front entrance of Melrose Resort. Home to the newly renovated Sportsman’s Lodge (currently available for special events), the Melrose Equestrian Center features 16 stalls, a climate-controlled office, tack room and storage spaces, heated wash racks, two riding arenas suitable for English and Western riding disciplines, and ample and picturesque turn-out pastures. While renovations are underway at the Melrose Equestrian Center, horseback riding is available through Sea Island Trails. This locally owned and family operated company is temporarily located on one portion of the Equestrian Center site. Individual lessons, trail rides, beach rides, pony rides and cart rides are available with advanced reservations. Each activity is tailored to the participant or group's riding abilities. Arrangements can also be made for birthday parties and other special events. Check this website for updates on The Melrose Equestrian Center.





Oceanside Fun for the Whole Family


Whether you want to swim laps, sunbathe, snooze under the shade of an umbrella, relieve your aching muscles in the hot tub, splash around with the baby, or enjoy poolside food and beverage service, the oceanside pool complex at Melrose is habit-forming for the whole family! And when you’re ready to call it a day, you can enjoy a refreshing shower in our newly renovated fitness facility.

The Pools, Fitness Center, and Spa are available for members and resort guests only. 

For information about membership to the oceanside pool compleX contact member guest services: 843.341.2922   





Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Parasailing



Experienced guides share their expertise on either kayak or paddle board tours, giving you an opportunity to experience the natural sites and wonders of Daufuskie Island from the water.  In addition to getting    up-close to wildlife such as dolphins, egrets, great blue herons, eagles, osprey, and more, our guides are trained naturalists who teach you about the unique environment and natural history of the Lowcountry.   

Contact Member Guest Services at 843.341.2922 for rates and reservations



You’ll have an amazing view of the island from hundreds of feet up in the air on your exciting parasailing adventure over the Atlantic! Whether you go solo or with a group, you’ll soar safely through the skies with views up to 25 miles in all directions. See Daufuskie, Hilton Head, and Tybee Islands as well as the neighboring towns of Bluffton, Beaufort, and Savannah. 

Contact Member Guest Services at 843.341.2922 for rates and reservations




1.5 Miles of secluded beachfront 

A stroll along the beautiful pristine beach at Melrose is guaranteed to delight and surprise every member of your family. Whether you’re watching pelicans dive into the ocean to fish for their dinner, admiring the majestic shrimp boats bringing home their catch, wondering about the mysteries of the ancient horseshoe crab, or standing in awe of a spectacular sunrise or sunset, nature presents her exuberant gifts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And when you’re ready for some fun, the soft sand is perfect for castle building or a friendly game of Frisbee. With views of the Harbour Town Lighthouse to the north and Tybee Island to the south, you’re only a few nautical miles from the mainland, yet on Melrose’s secluded beach, you’ll feel a million miles away.




take a tour on two wheels 

Take a cruise down the beach on one of Melrose’s custom beach cruisers or cycle around Daufuskie Island’s unique system of trails, traveling from one end of the 2.5 by 5 mile island to the other. With more than 12 miles of hard-packed sandy beaches and paved public paths throughout the island, biking is a great way to see the island, and a perfect way to spend a day with the family on Daufuskie. 

Contact Member Guest Services at 843.341.2922 for rates and to reserve your beach cruisers.