The Reserve Club At Woodside Plantation

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The Reserve Club At Woodside Plantation

Hollow Creek Front

The Reserve Club(18 holes)

1419 Silver Bluff Rd
Aiken, SC 29803-9224

(803) 648-2442


Private Non-Equity

Real Estate Development



John Keller

Nicklaus Design, LLC

$75 weekend
$60 weekday
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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 based on 16 user reviews
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Now that I’m nearing retirement age, my thoughts drift to where I want to spend “the golden years.” I lived in Florida for almost 25 years and that scene got tiring; the heat was oppressive, the traffic was terrible and the people were not the nicest. We relocated to the small town of Crossville, TN – the Golf Capital of Tennessee – and it’s been great although the weather isn’t quite warm enough for me. My wife would vehemently disagree; she loves a good cold spell and, for some odd reason, snow.

One area that has caught my eye is Aiken, SC, in particular a community known as Woodside Plantation. Woodside is a private, master-planned community in Aiken, S.C., a town that has been lauded by Southern Living Magazine as the “South’s Best Small Town!”

Within the 24-hour manned gates of Woodside Plantation are more amenities than the average person will use during a lifetime, let alone during their retirement years. These include 4 golf courses designed by some of the game’s biggest architects: Clyde Johnston, Fuzzy Zoeller, Rees Jones, Bob Cupp, and Nicklaus Design, over 15 miles of nature trails, 3 onsite medical providers, a myriad of racquet courts, 60+ member-led social groups and clubs, and much more.

There are two separate private country clubs inside the Woodside community: Woodside Country Club and The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation. Woodside Plantation Country Club is a private country club with membership available to anyone inside or outside the gates. Pay an initiation fee, keep up on your monthly dues and you’re a member. The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation is a little more restrictive. It’s a “mandatory membership” community meaning the only way you can become a member is to buy a home or homesite. The centerpieces at the Reserve Club are the two 18-hole championship golf courses: The Reserve Course, a Nicklaus design, and the recently completed Hollow Creek Course, designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Clyde Johnston.

The Reserve Club opened in 2002 and has become a wonderful addition to the Woodside community, providing members world-class amenities right in their backyard. Earlier this year, The Reserve Club recently transitioned into local club management after being managed by Troon Prive for the last few years.

The Reserve Course is an impressive Steve Nicklaus design that was named by Golf Digest as one of the “Top Ten Best New Private Courses in America in 2003,” and is considered to be one of South Carolina’s top courses year in and year out. From the back tees, The Reserve Course plays 6,995 yards from the Black Tees with a course rating of 73.6 and a slope of 134. Six sets of tees provide enjoyable yardages for just about any level of golfer. The scorecard shows 13 yardages and ratings.

As you make your way from hole to hole, you’ll encounter rolling terrain with scenic vistas and plush fairways that lead to large, elevated greens. I found myself playing at a relaxed pace, taking in the beauty of the natural surroundings. From tee to green on each hole, it’s just one beautiful, well-engineered golf hole after another. No matter how good or bad your game is, you’re sure to enjoy yourself on The Reserve Course.

The 3rd and 4th holes on the Reserve Course are probably the most memorable back-to-back duo on the course. Number 3 is unequivocally the signature hole. It’s a long downhill par 3 that plays 189 yards from the White Tees into a long green that is protected by sand and water on the left and in the back and more sand and water on the right. In case that’s not enough, two giant hardwoods partially block the left side of the green. Find the middle of this multi-tiered green off the tee and you’ve accomplished something. Because of the 60-foot drop from tee to green, the hole plays considerably shorter.

Number 4 is the #1 handicap on the Reserve Course layout. This slight dogleg right plays 386 yards from the White Tees. It starts you off with a blind tee shot up and over a hill; the fairway bunker on the left side is reachable. What you can’t see from the tee is the lake on the left side so it’s best to favor the right side of the fairway. The fairway slopes right to left and keeping your ball on it for your approach shot is crucial. A good drive will leave a mid to long iron into a large, long green that is elevated and follows the contours of the lake. Finding the green in two is a job well done.

Being located a mere 16 miles from Augusta, GA, you’d expect to find some big happenings around Masters time. And The Reserve Club doesn’t disappoint, offering one of the best Masters Week Golf Packages in the area. Director of Golf John Keller has been at The Reserve Club for over 17 years and is pretty much the “Master of the Masters.” The Reserve Club offers two daily Masters packages, The Club Package, which includes 18 hole greens fees, cart fees, range balls, and lunch. The more popular VIP Package includes unlimited golf as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, access to the VIP Masters Suite, complimentary bar service including beer, wine, alcohol, and soft drinks, cigar service, giant screen TV coverage of The Masters, and all-day access to all of the Reserve Club’s practice facilities. The Reserve Club’s Master Packages start at $250 and sell out quickly, so it’s best to book early.
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Great course
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Great course. Awesome staff and condition.
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Great guys to work with. Course shape
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Greens in excellent condition. Many holes were cart path only after heavy rain 2 days previous.
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Great Private Course. Really nice fast greens.
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Great course in tough conditions.
Recent Scores
jpb8ball 95 71.8/130 05/22/22
TGorski31 94 71.8/130 04/03/22
Blumpkin 92 71.8/130 03/06/22
borders91 84 73.2/142 08/01/21
borders91 90 71.8/130 06/26/21
tjmids 92 68.6/126 05/03/21
HititClose 80 68.6/126 10/17/20
Blumpkin 87 71.8/130 09/05/20
borders91 89 73.6/134 06/20/20
Cootie 98 67.4/128 02/09/20
Blumpkin 89 71.8/130 08/02/19
borders91 95 71.8/130 05/18/19
trenthickman 87 69.6/129 05/06/19
memcfadden 98 71.8/130 04/12/19
tomwilli 98 67.5/122 06/28/18
cbuffwaters 79 68.6/126 05/08/18
trenthickman 86 68.6/126 05/07/18
JD310b 99 71/120 03/28/18
TheSensation 86 71.8/130 04/29/17
Eric1709 81 70.5/127 03/23/17
tcostiga 85 72.5/134 06/27/15
Hudco4 97 69.6/129 04/11/15
jord62 91 69.6/129 04/11/15
gamecockdad 102 70.1/134 03/21/15
seankelly98 105 72.5/134 11/28/14
Course Tee Gender Rating Slope
Nicklaus Black M 73.6 134
Nicklaus Blue M 71.8 130
Nicklaus Blue / White M 70.5 127
Nicklaus Green M 66.9 121
Nicklaus Red M 63.5 110
Nicklaus White M 68.6 126
Nicklaus White / Green M 67.5 122
Zoeller 18 Consecutive Blue M 69.8 134
Zoeller 18 Consecutive Green M 65.0 119
Zoeller 18 Consecutive White M 67.4 128
Zoeller Black M 75.3 147
Zoeller Blue M 73.2 142
Zoeller Blue/White M 71.2 135
Zoeller Green M 67.4 126
Zoeller Red M 65.1 117
Zoeller White M 70.4 133
Zoeller 18 Consecutive W 66.2 112
Hollow Creek Black Tees M 75.3 143
Hollow Creek Blue Tees M 73.1 138
Hollow Creek Green Tees M 67.7 128
Hollow Creek White Tees M 70.1 134
Hollow Creek Combination W 66.2 112
Hollow Creek Forward-Red W 68.4 117
Hollow Creek Middle - Green W 72.1 122
Hollow Creek Hybrid Hybrid - Green Tees M 65.7 121
Hollow Creek Hybrid Hybrid - White Tees M 68.2 131
The Reserve Black Tees M 73.9 138
The Reserve Blue Tees M 72.5 134
The Reserve Combination Tees M 71.4 131
The Reserve Green Tees M 67.7 127
The Reserve White Tees M 69.6 129
The Reserve Back - Green W 72.9 126
The Reserve Combination W 70.8 118
The Reserve Forward - Red W 68.2 115
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