The Founder’s Club at St. James PlantationSouthport, NC
Private Golf Club
St James Plantation “The Founders Club” is located near the historic coastal town of Southport, NC. The course routing meanders through majestic live oaks and finishes adjacent the Carolina marshlands. The course is member of Audubon International.
St James Plantation was originally designed by P.B.Dye.
Letsche Design was commissioned in 2018 to create a Master Plan for the golf course with the aim of preserving the fundamentals of the original design while incorporating new technology and current trends. The brief was to redesign green complexes more playable for its members though challenging for golf professionals.
Emphasis on strategic fairway bunkering, reward the golfer for a good shot but not overly penalize for a marginal or poor shot.
Native areas outside the grass lines will incorporate indigenous species of plant material minimizing the course footprint.
The course is owned by Troon Privè, a leader in luxury club management.