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|Haig Point’s Rees Jones Signature Course is unique to the world of golf. The architect of the original course in 1986, Jones had the opportunity to return to Haig Point in 2007 for a restoration that would maintain the course’s legacy as one of the greats. Haig Point’s stunning course has appeared multiple times in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses,” and earned a position in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 in the World.”
In fact, the 20-hole Signature Course propelled Rees Jones to the upper echelon of golf course architects. The idea behind adding two holes was to have an easier routing, the Haig, on the interior, and a championship routing, the Calibogue, extending out into the sound with longer carries. Of course, the term “easy” is relative. Both courses are challenging in their own spectacular way.
The welcoming variety of the course is achieved through alternate tee and hole selections that accommodate every golfer’s game. Specifically, the acclaimed 17th hole affords golfers the option to avoid longer forced carries over tidal marshes, allowing two distinct playing experiences. Moreover, with the two extra holes, the existence of a third 9 and several alternate teeing boxes, there are well over 20 ways to play the course. This is a brilliant design that demands repeated play.
“I had never seen a property quite like Haig Point – with such a pristine setting and all the elements to create a great golf course. It has the ocean, the sound, the marshes, fantastic vegetation – I knew when I first saw it we could build a world-class golf course.”
— Rees Jones, Golf Course Architect