Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Image: Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek)
Course Type
Design Role
Original Design
Bryce Swanson

Client Course Description

Against a stunning backdrop of natural saltwater marsh and tidal creek vistas, acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones has designed a true Lowcountry classic. Ralston Creek, Daniel Island’s second 18-hole masterpiece, is a par 72 course playing 7,446 yards from the championship tees. Opened in 2006, the course was named among the nation’s top new private courses by Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines. “The layout has all the elements of a stern test of golf,” says Jones, “including strategically placed, sculpted fairway bunkers, diversely contoured greens, greenside bunkers placed to protect the championship pin positions, and enough length for the long hitters. Ralston Creek is a course that will stand the test of time for generations of Daniel Island club members and their families.”

Designer Notes

The golf course features large oak trees and salt water marsh that add to the uniqueness of this golf experience.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship 2026
U.S. Junior Amateur 2023
Nationwide Tour Championship 2010, 2011
Palmetto Pride Nationwide Tour Event 2009


Award Publication
Eighth, Best New Private Golf Digest
Top 50 New Courses Golfweek
America's Best Residential Courses Golfweek
Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Audubon International


Headline Date
Architect and Artist August 1, 2005

More Information

For more information about Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek), please visit the course’s website.