The Devlin


Secession Golf Club

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The all-walking golf course at Secession Golf Club was designed by Australian, and former PGA TOUR player, Bruce Devlin. Fourteen holes are routed along the scenic tidal marshes of the Lowcountry, providing both a challenge and exceptional natural beauty. The open, exposed nature of the course guarantees a different golf experience almost every round because of the shifting winds and tides. This, coupled with a dedication to the absolute finest course conditions, assures exceptional golf.

From the moment you arrive at Secession you know that a unique golf experience awaits you. Reminiscent of golf in the British Isles, the course’s open, wind-swept beauty offers “Scottish style” bunkering, spectacular marsh views in every direction, a very easy walk and, as one would expect, superb course conditioning.


The origin of the name is deeply rooted in the rich history of the area.

While the formal definition of the word “secession” refers to “the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state,” our Club chose its name, its crossed flags logo, and the manner by which we conduct our affairs to reflect and embrace an altogether different meaning.

While visiting with a group of prospective Secession members at the Union League Club in Philadelphia, David Heinsma, a Founder and early General Partner, said this about the name’s origin and meaning. “Secession,” David said, “represents an opportunity for our members to secede from the pressures of their everyday lives and for the Club itself to secede from what golf clubs have become. We intend for Secession to focus on the Game itself and its great traditions, while fostering an inclusive, relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.”



Low Country Style



Secession's clubhouse was completed in 1996 and emphasizes elegant simplicity. The sleeping rooms on the second level provide a warm and convivial atmosphere for overnight members, while almost 6,000 square feet of wrap around porches provide majestic views of the course and surrounding protected wetlands, filled with abundant wildlife indigenous to the area. They provide free transportation to and from the Clubhouse, the cottages in the Blue Gray Estates, downtown Beaufort and any spot within 10 miles of the Club.



Secession has a full time Accommodations Coordinator to handle reservations and requests for Clubhouse and cottage rooms and to make arrangements for those who prefer to stay in one of Beaufort’s hotels or bed and breakfast facilities.

Both breakfast and lunch are served every day at the Clubhouse. Except during tournaments and special events, evening meals are limited to private dinners for four or more people booked in advance with the Food and Beverage Manager or the Executive Chef.

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Blue Gray Cottages

The cottages are different in terms of their size, configuration and amenities. There are single rooms available with a private bath, and there are cottages with as many as eight bedrooms and eight baths. Rental prices and policies are established by the cottage owners. Secession administers the rental program and therefore handles all reservations, housekeeping and billing for the rentals.

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