Colonial Charters/Palmetto Greens

301 Charter Drive, Longs, SC 29568
843.399.4653
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MBGA Rating: star

Readers Rating: 43211, based on 7 reviews

This is Sarah Palin’s favorite golf course, because its the ultimate poster-course for “putting lipstick on a pig.” and it has had more openings than MacDonald’s in China! This most recent scaled-down reincarnation of the crappy dog track known as Colonial Charters Golf & Comedy Club, has been renamed to protect the guilty. It’s the same old landfill that had been closed for almost 3-years, but this one is three football fields shorter. They have said things like “Ten holes are practically entirely new.” What the Hell does that mean? Let’s just say they’ve monkeyed with the layouts of 15 holes, replanted their fairways, added ponds, bunkering and green contours to two holes and one stayed the same. Currently they have 8 Bentgrass greens and 10 greens sodded with Bermuda. It lies in the heart of the low-lying Highway 9 corridor, but they say they have fixed their flooding problems with the ponds and better drainage, and it’s got three waterfalls when they really need a wishing well.

Architect: John Simpson & Rick Robbins
Year Opened: 1990
Type: Semi-Private
Rating : 71.8
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Slope: 124
Greens: 8 Holes L93 Bentgrass and 10 Holes Bermuda
Walking Allowed: No
Sunday Alcohol: No
Coolers Allowed: No
Spikes: Soft
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Overall Ratings for Colonial Charters/Palmetto Greens

Overall:  3210654321 (3.86/10), based on 7 reviews
Service Experience: 4321054321 Greens: 3210654321
Pro Shop: 4321654321 Tees: 3210654321
Grill: 3210654321 Fairways: 3210654321
Staff: 5432154321 Attendants & Starters: 4321654321

Golfer Reviews for Colonial Charters/Palmetto Greens

rcheek

Submitted by robbie cheek (Guest) on July 7, 2014

Date of Play: Jul 29, 2014

Score: 90

Overall Score:
7654321321 [7]

Service Experience:
10987654321

Pro Shop:
7654321321

Grill:
7654321321

Staff:
7654321321

Greens:
5432154321

Tees:
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Fairways:
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Attendants & Starters:
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Comments: Course wasn't best I have ever played but by no means a goat path as many have labeled it to be. It's under new management and probably needs a little more time for improvements to come into shape. They do need updated score cards with correct yardage and yardage markers in the fairways and with work on a couple greens it won't be a half bad course. For am rate of $29 and pm @ $20, it's worth a shot. Go have a round or 2!

Undeserved Reputation

Submitted by JJ (Guest) on April 4, 2014

Date of Play: Apr 02, 2014

Score: 86

Overall Score:
5432154321 [5]

Service Experience:
5432154321

Pro Shop:
5432154321

Grill:
9876543211

Staff:
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Greens:
5432154321

Tees:
3217654321

Fairways:
5432154321

Attendants & Starters:
5432154321

Comments: The course was O.K. Was not hyped up to be anymore than what it was which is an average course. We were pleasantly surprised by the playability although you could get lost finding the back nine. One of the most lively grills on the Strand and everyone at the course tried hard to make everyone feel welcome. I know this gets pick for the basement all the time but we've played on worse courses this year which were much more highly rates.

Golfer

Submitted by Tim (Guest) on September 9, 2013

Date of Play: Sep 12, 2013

Score: 102

Overall Score:
4321654321 [4]

Service Experience:
5432154321

Pro Shop:
5432154321

Grill:
3217654321

Staff:
8765432121

Greens:
4321654321

Tees:
5432154321

Fairways:
5432154321

Attendants & Starters:
1987654321

Comments: Needs Pin placement colors---red, white, blue or pin placement chart in carts. Greens need work, fungus. Need more drinking water stations. Needs ball wash stations. Need a ranger to push players along for pace of play.

Not as bad as Advertised

Submitted by bluemagoo (Guest) on September 9, 2013

Date of Play: Sep 10, 2013

Score: 96

Overall Score:
6543214321 [6]

Service Experience:
6543214321

Pro Shop:
5432154321

Grill:
1987654321

Staff:
8765432121

Greens:
5432154321

Tees:
7654321321

Fairways:
6543214321

Attendants & Starters:
8765432121

Comments: Played it for the first time today an it was an better than anticipated experience. They have totally remodeled the clubhouse and pro shop and everything is brand spanking new. The course itself was OK but they really need to cut the roughs back a bit more as we spent a lot of time looking for balls that were barely off the fairways. Some of the greens had some rough spots but were generally pretty good. The tee box for the last par 3 on the front is right next to someone's front yard so that was a bit of a strange golfing experience. You have to drive a bit to get to the 10th hole and the back is much less housing developed than the front so there's not much chance of finding balls after a really bad left or right hit. No after round drinks yet as they are still in need of a liquor license. If you can get a deal on a tee time I would give this place a shot.

bad stuff

Submitted by jack (Guest) on September 9, 2013

Date of Play: Sep 02, 2013

Score: 83

Overall Score:
2187654321 [2]

Service Experience:
4321654321

Pro Shop:
3217654321

Grill:
1987654321

Staff:
4321654321

Greens:
1987654321

Tees:
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Fairways:
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Attendants & Starters:
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Comments: whats up with the 9th hole, teeing off in someones back yard. , loved the old colonial charters, this course needs a lot of work from tee to green before I return....hope the new owner can pull it off, you hiring?

Richard Bozzuto

Submitted by Richard Bozzuto (Guest) on July 7, 2013

Date of Play: May 20, 2013

Score: 95

Overall Score:
1987654321 [1]

Service Experience:
1987654321

Pro Shop:
1987654321

Grill:
1987654321

Staff:
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Greens:
2187654321

Tees:
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Fairways:
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Attendants & Starters:
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Comments: As a member here we have endured terrible conditions alway with hope for some thing better.Now that the course has been sold we looking at finally a decent round to look forward to. With Mike Bucherone at the helm I am confident that will happen he is very experienced.I for one will back him all the way. I think all the detractors should at the very least give him a chance,he has enough to do without nay Sayers on his back.GO MIKE!!!!

Undoubtably the worst course in the entire Grand Strand

Submitted by Moss Murray (Guest) on January 1, 2013

Overall Score:
2187654321 [2]

Service Experience:
2187654321

Pro Shop:
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Grill:
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Staff:
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Greens:
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Tees:
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Fairways:
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Attendants & Starters:
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Comments: Undoubtably the worst course in the entire Grand Strand. Design is flat-out weird, conditions deplorable. Even the practice green was half-dead! Never again!

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