The epitome of a hidden gem, this breezy, low-key layout was the winter home of John D. Rockefeller.
Sitting quietly one block from the Atlantic Ocean, Bobby Weed Golf Design guided Oceanside Country Club through a substantial revitalization that maximized the course’s linksy, windswept character.
1926-Present, The SALLY Championship
South Atlantic Women's Amateur Championship
2021 USGA Qualifying
U.S. Women's Open Championship
The original golf course was designed by P. F. Seabloom in 1907. Numerous changes and renovations followed until Bobby Weed was hired in 1998 to consult on a long-term plan.
The highest point above sea level was only 17 feet. Nestled between the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean, new drainage on this “Oceanside” layout would be critical.
To accommodate players in the modern era, Oceanside would benefit from additional length, repositioned fairway bunkers and new maintenance best practices.
Often overlooked, the practice facilities would also be thoroughly addressed.
Notable Oceanside updates:
- Maintenance: New irrigation was installed throughout
- Driving Range: Increased teeing boxes and overall set up
- Hole 5: Short par-4 brought back risk vs. reward elements
- Hole 12: Fully redesigned with a new green, which brings water into play
- Hole 13: New fairway bunkers
- Hole 17: New fairway bunkers and redesigned approach into the green
As GOLF Magazine’s Alan Shipnuck wrote in 2020, “Oceanside is a charmer, a beautiful, tactical challenge.”
Oceanside is also the proud annual host of “The Sally,” one of women’s golf’s premier amateur events.
Bobby Weed Golf Design was humbled to play a small role in restoring this beautiful seaside layout to its intended glory.
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