Golf at Fripp Island
Ocean Creek Golf Club, designed by PGA Champion Davis Love III and Paul Cowley was opened in 1995. Incorporating sweeping views of salt water marshes, fresh water lagoons, lush jungle vegetation and four distinctive rolling dune ridges, this beautiful course is 6,643 total yards and a par 71.
The signature 6th and 7th holes are situated on the “Old House Creek” and marsh, which Jacques Cousteau called “one of the most pristine salt-water marsh habitats in the world”. Five holes are edged by marsh, while another six incorporate interior wetlands, preserved and connected to the course through a network of wooden walkways and bridges.
You may want to pack your camera in your golf bag, as the course is home to a wondrous variety of wildlife including egrets, osprey, herons, and deer. You may even catch a glimpse of a few alligators patrolling the lagoons or basking in the sun! The landscape is so wonderful, in fact, that it attracted movie producers to film scenes from Forrest Gump and Disney‘s live action version of The Jungle Book.
“The Creek” features five sets of tees including the Wee-Links tees that make the course enjoyable for all skill levels and a fair challenge to the advanced player. The wide fairways and large greens offer enticing targets, but stray shots beware!
No matter what the score, you are sure to enjoy this gem that was named as one of the 10 Best New Courses in America by Golf Digest upon opening, and recently received a 4.5 Star rating from the same publication.
Ocean Point Golf Links is Fripp Island Resorts original home of golf. This oceanfront prize opened in 1964, and was designed by George Cobb – the talented design consultant for Augusta National and several other courses that have hosted Major Championships. Mr. Cobb produced a seaside masterpiece for us to enjoy here at Fripp Island!
Recognized by Corporate Meetings & Incentives as a Golden Links Award Winner, Ocean Point has received a 4 STAR rating by Golf Digest. The traditional links-style par 72 layout is found on the northern most point of Fripp Island and features several holes that are situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean and the Fripp Inlet. The majestic views on the 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th, holes will rival any in golf.
Ocean Point features five sets of tees that include our Wee-Links tees. This allows for players of all skill levels to enjoy this breathtaking course.
“The Point” features well-bunkered, small greens that place a premium on accurate iron play. But since Mr. Cobb knew that the wind would be a factor on this seaside course, he afforded the players a chance to run the ball onto the majority of the greens. When you play Ocean Point Golf Links on a breezy day, you will gain a new appreciation for a well designed links course and the unique balance of nature’s majesty on Fripp Island Golf courses.
Golf at fripp island