The course itself presents an entirely unique golfing experience in the Southeastern region of the United States in that it was conceived, designed, and built as an inland links course. Borrowing architectural inspiration from some of the game’s greatest layouts, King-Collins crafted a course that is reminiscent of the original version of Augusta National according to renowned golf writer and historian, Anthony Pioppi. In his definitive account of nine-hole golf courses, To The Nines, he wrote, “Sweetens Cove…harkens back to one of the most influential golf courses ever built in the United States [Augusta National]….Collins and his partner, [Tad] King, have embraced the original MacKenzie-Jones tenets with gusto. Writing about Augusta then, MacKenzie could have been describing Sweetens today.”
By combining artistically rendered features with bold contours and an abundance of tightly mown turf, Sweetens Cove promises to be a round of golf that will leave you inspired and wanting more. As Ran Morrissett wrote, “If you leave [Sweetens Cove] smiling, don’t panic, golf is supposed to be fun.” We hope to see you soon.