Montage Palmetto Bluff

ALSO GOOD FOR

ROOMS
200
Courses
One
Amenities
Eight restaurants / spa / tennis / shooting club / equestrian center / walking trails
Golf Top 100 Courses in the World
Montage Palmetto Bluff / May River, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
Address
477 Mt Pelia Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone
855-264-8705
URL
https://www.montagehotels.com

Travelogue

The quaint Lowcountry town of Bluffton — named for its perch on the “bluffs” along the languid May River — has emerged as a hotspot for retirement and relocation. Just minutes from downtown, 20,000-acre Palmetto Bluff (almost twice the size of Manhattan) is a visionary, master-planned community that embraces the environment and Lowcountry lifestyle. Its centerpiece hotel, Montage Palmetto Bluff, exudes Southern charm and beckons guests to “come and stay a little while.” Resort guests have access to the otherwise private May River Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that opened in 2004. Nicklaus returned in 2017 to completely restore the layout to its original form. The Golden Bear’s deft delineation between formal and native bunkers adds a unique design element architecture geeks will appreciate. Any pain inflicted by the ever-challenging May River can be eased by the nightly s’mores sessions around the firepits (featuring gourmet marshmallows!) outside of the River House. Hunting is a centuries-old tradition around Bluffton. Guests have access to the Shooting Club, with 13 sporting clay stations winding through an expansive 40-acre forest. Nicklaus Companies and GOLF.com are affiliates of 8AM Golf.
Montage Palmetto Bluff / May River, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
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May River is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design.

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Montage Palmetto Bluff / May River, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
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Scenic walks abound.

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When golf and shooting tire you out, there's always the pool.

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Montage Palmetto Bluff / May River, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
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When fall changes the color of the leaves, this resort is as beautiful as ever.

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6 things you need to know

  • 1. Best time to go:

    Spring and fall are the prime golf seasons.
  • 2. Daily stay-and-plays start at:

    $350
  • 3. Golf experience:

    May River, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design.
  • 4. Best non-golf amenity:

    The actual May River, which is a dream for standup paddleboarders and kayakers.
  • 5. While you're there:

    Seek out the oysters, which are in season October and November.
  • 6. Insider tip:

    The May River course is private, with access for resort guests only.