With a convenient location in the Columbia SC metropolitan area, The Club at Rawls Creek was within easy reach of most visitors! The Club at Rawls Creek Golf course is now defunct and has been repurposed as a nature trail and park.
In its heyday, being just one mile south of Irmo, South Carolina, and approximately one mile north of Lake Murray Blvd., which is also known as Highway 60, made this golf course a popular spot early on. The course was originally created as an anchor for the seven communities that surrounded it
It was completely remodeled in 2006, when the old greens were replaced with the finest ultra-dwarf Bermuda grass, Mini-Verde. The quick greens contributed to the shotmaking quality of the layout, which gave golfers a compelling challenge.
Those who had the privilege to play on the Rawls Creek golf club course probably remember the Par 3’s from the golf tournament! They had holes where the drop from tee to green could be about 60 feet or more!
And after completing your round, unwinding in the lounge with your favorite adult beverage or affordable lunch was such a wonderful treat. The Club at Rawls Creek used to offer a wonderful full-service banquet facility for parties, business meetings, wedding receptions, and charity golf events.
Rawls Creek Golf Club Amenities and Full-Service
From in-house catering to reception rooms, there was something for every style and budget at The Club at Rawls Creek. Whether you were looking for a place to host an engagement party, wedding ceremonies, and/or reception, the golf club at Rawls Creek used to offer everything you needed.
The old Rawls Creek club banquet area could accommodate up to 200 people with a dance floor and raised DJ/Band stand! It’s no wonder we used to see so many events there such as:
- retirement parties
- birthday parties
- holiday events
- weekly meetings
- bachelor / bachelorette parties
- and more
Handicap Policy and Tee Rules for Golf Rawls Creek
The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis.
Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review.
- If 13 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score.
- If 7 to 12 holes are played, the player must post a nine-hole score.
- Scores in both match play and stroke play must be posted for handicap purposes.
- A player who starts, but does not complete a hole or is conceded a stroke must record for handicap purposes the most likely score.
- If a player does not play a hole or plays it other than under “The Rules of Golf” (except for preferred lies), the score recorded for that hole for handicap purposes must be par plus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on that hole.
All scores for handicap purposes, including tournament scores, are subject to the application of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). ESC is used when a player’s actual or most likely score exceeds a maximum number