St. James River Course

Designer: Derek Long

Course Description:

St. James River Course sits right along the river giving some spectacular views, as well as holes. The front nine is shorter, as you should have a good opportunity to put up a good score going out. However, when you make the turn get ready for 2 of the tougher holes on the course in 10 and 11. Be ready to try and keep your score intact on a long back nine that does offer a birdie opportunity a couple times. Closing out on 18, the par 5, 557 yard hole against the river should give you a chance to possibly make up a couple strokes you lost. Should be a solid test from the black (tips) tees (7426 yds). Blue tees are great for a casual round allowing opportunities to drive the green, or play from near the tips.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

Other Courses by Derek Long

Course Name Theme Par
White Eagle Golf Club Delta 70
Sunset Beach, Ocean Course Highlands 71
St. James River Course Tropical 72
Indian Springs Golf Club Steppe 70
Links of Blackburn Rustic 72

Member Reviews:

Nice course design with challenging game play on every hole. Take advantage of every scoring opportunity on the front as the back half of the course stretches out and decreases your odds of finishing under par. To me, this is a great course with good replayability.
Reviewed by: Matt Moore on 6/9/2018
I thought this course lacked some imagination from tee to green, but had some decent green contouring and smart pin placements. There were only a few tee shots that made me think about trouble or required a certain shot shape.

The par fives were a particular weakness, as two were nearly the exact same hole (water down the left with a right to left sloping fairway and a slightly downhill second shot), and none of them had much strategic interest on the second shot, which I feel is an integral part of a good par five. The one that was 600+ yards was particularly disappointing, as a true three shot par five needs to make the player think on the second shot.

On the bright side, I thought many holes had smart green contouring and pin positions, especially in the context of the approach shot angle. Many pins were nearly inaccessible without a certain shot shape, and without that required shot shape, the smart play was usually to hit to the middle of the green.

My favorite two holes were the long, back to back par fours, the 8th and 9th.
Reviewed by: Addison Owens on 6/15/2018