The No. 9 green at Riverton Pointe Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Hardeeville. COURTESY RIVERTON POINTE GOLF CLUB

Riverton Pointe Golf & Country Club in Hardeeville opened for play in October 2021 to rave reviews.

Located in the Riverton Pointe residential community developed by Toll Brothers, the course offers memberships to both residents and non-residents of the community. 

This Nicklaus design course is an awesome experience. Jack Nicklaus stated that “The golf course should be pleasing to both those who play it and those who simply want to enjoy its beauty.” Riverton Pointe is without question the ultimate expression of that vision, with a course perfectly designed to harmonize with the lush Lowcountry landscape.

General Manager Gary Otto has been associated with several courses in the Lowcountry and is extremely proud of this Nicklaus gem. “The course is so unlike anything in the Lowcountry,” Otto said. “It has a Pinehurst, N.C., look with all the undulation in the fairways and greens while maintaining Lowcountry charm.”

The most interesting part of the course is the sculptured, cloverleaf-shape bunkers that are strategically placed on every hole.  These bunkers create a distinct visual experience.

Accuracy is paramount to these beautiful greens because they are large and highly undulated with many slopes. Pin positions in the front or in the back section of the green can be up to two or three clubs. If you miss the green, your chip shot will be very delicate.

From a playability standpoint, Riverton Pointe is designed to appeal to a broad range of players. There are five sets of tees – starting at 5,084 yards for beginners and high-handicappers and stretching all the way out to more than 7,200 yards for low-handicappers. There are also combo tees, making for even more opportunities. 

Decide on the distance you want to play the course for 18 holes and play that tee. The emphasis is on shot-making rather than strength and distance if you play the proper tee.

For information concerning membership and member for the day playing opportunities, call Diane Roberts, membership director, at 843-645-5556.

If you get the opportunity to play Riverton Pointe, it will be a memorable experience.

      

Dr. Jean Harris is an LPGA Master Professional and teaches at Pinecrest Golf Club. jean.golfdoctor.harris@gmail.com; golfdoctorjean.com