Golf Digest Names Ralston Creek Among Best Golf Courses in SC
The Ralston Creek course at the Daniel Island Club, designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, has been recognized with yet another prestigious accolade. Golf Digest magazine has ranked the course in its 2007 South Carolina “Best in State” list, published in the May issue. Ralston Creek garnered the number 15 spot on the list. Last year, Golf Digest included the course on its list of the country’s top ten “Best New Private” courses.
“We are thrilled that Rees Jones’ efforts to help us deliver one of the finest courses in the Southeast has been recognized again by Golf Digest,” said Matt Sloan, President of The Daniel Island Company, the island’s master developer. “We are proud to be in the company of well established Top 100 Courses such as Harbour Town Golf Links and The Ocean Course at Kiawah, especially given that Ralston Creek just celebrated its first anniversary at the end of April,” he added.
The South Carolina Golf Raters Association also recently recognized Ralston Creek as the state’s 2006 Best New Course. The course is a traditional Lowcountry classic (par 72) that plays 7,446 yards from the championship tees.
“The developers gave us a spectacular piece of property,” commented Rees Jones. “We endeavored to incorporate the stunning backdrop of the natural saltwater marshes and specimen trees into a challenging and memorable golf course. It is an honor to have our work again recognized by this prestigious publication.”
Daniel Island is one of the Lowcountry’s most preferred suburban addresses for golf. In addition to the honor of being named the No. 15 course in the Golf Digest 2007 South Carolina “Best in State” list, the course was also included in the Top 10 Best New Private Courses by Golf Digest. The community, which also includes the Tom Fazio-designed Bereford Creek course, has been recognized as one of the country’s top golf communities by Golf Living and Travel & Leisure Golf magazines. Both courses are included within the Top 50 Best in State courses by the South Carolina Ratings Panel and each has received numerous other accolades.