GOLF AS IT SHOULD BE
Old Tabby is a course as spectacular as the Island itself. With only 100 active golf Members, the experience is truly private. Quiet enjoyment and camaraderie, await all who play this Member-only course.
THE PALMER LEGACYArnold Palmer built one of his greatest courses at Spring Island. The golf legend enjoyed Spring Island so much that he and his wife spent many years returning with their grandchildren. One story divulges that the “Spring Island Tea”, a lemonade/sweet tea libation is now known nationwide as “The Arnold Palmer”. Arnold Palmer took such a liking to the Island’s signature refreshment that when he was away from Spring Island he would order the drink frequently and eventually cementing his name with the Island-inspired concoction.
Known as one of Palmer’s top 2 designs, the Old Tabby Links at Spring Island is fully immersed in the natural landscape. With no homes visible from the course, golfers are in their element throughout the game.
Paved cart paths have been forsaken for dirt walkways, preventing runoff and accommodating walkers. With a casual atmosphere and the no rush attitude, golf here is truly a leisure pursuit.
Old Tabby underwent a timely renovation beginning in 2012. The original designer Ed Seay oversaw the renovation, a rare and limited occurrence. At that time, Old Tabby was fully restored using native plants. This approach helped make the course less labor intensive by saving water and warding off would-be animal snackers.
It also preserved the natural experience of Lowcountry golf. The native plant enthusiasm has carried over through the years and to this day, Old Tabby’s superintendent, also a Master Naturalist, collects seeds from these plants native to the Island and disperses them throughout the grounds to facilitate more of this natural growth and nourishment.
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