The Legends at Parris Island:

The Shot-Makers Stretch; Holes 8, 9 and 10

The United States Marine Corps is famous for its toughness and bravado with Parris Island being the place where many of America’s finest have begun their career in the Corps. Home to 12 gruelling weeks of basic training and the famous “Crucible,” Parris Island is also blessed to have The Legends of Parris Island, a Clyde Johnston redesign of the George Cobb original golf course. Highly regarded in military circles, The Legends is wonderfully playable layout featuring rolling fairways, gorgeous live oaks, water and salt marshes throughout. Available for public daily fee play, The Legends has to be on any golf itinerary when it the Low Country.

Course Stats:

Par 72, 4969 - 6898 yards

Daily fee facility


Beaufort, South Carolina


Editor's Shot Makers Picks:

Hole 8
Hole 9
Hole 10
Hdcp #2 Hdcp #4 Hdcp #15
Red       312
Red       435
Red       132
Gold      353
Gold      459
Gold      143
White    393
White    502
White    167
Blue      414
Blue      524
Blue      181
Black     430
Black     550
Black     210


Description: This stretch of holes typifies the character of the course, demanding yet providing options for players of all abilities. Hole 8 a lengthy par 4 of 430 yards forces you to contend with a pair of sentinel trees on either side of the fairway at the 100 yard marker. Depending on where you place your tee shot, you could face any type of approach to this deep sloping green. Number 9 is a wonderful risk reward par 5 of 550 yards. Hammer a drive and get presented with options; take a fairway wood or hybrid over the pond to the shallow wide, 3 leaf clover shaped green, or take the safe route and lay up right to have lots of green to work with on your wedge shot. Short is wet and dead. The opener to the back nine is a brute of a par 3 playing 210 yards from the back tees. The tee shot played fully over water to a bumpy well protected green.


The Legends Golf Course

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)

Parris Island, South Carolina 29905

Phone: 843-228-2240