Yeamans Hall Club

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Yeamans Hall Club

Architect: Seth Raynor
Year: 1925

900 Yeamans Hall Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29410
(843) 747-8855

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Yeamans Hall Club

The vision for Yeaman’s Hall Club began in 1916 when a 900 acre tract of land was acquired with the intent of developing a full scale winter resort club. The club would be located just 12 miles north of downtown Charleston, SC in Hanahan and would service wealthy northerners traveling south by train in search of warmer climates. The club plan called for two golf courses as well as an assortment of other leisure activities and amenities. As part of the resort, the master plan also included roughly 250 homesites that would be available for members of the club to purchase. Sometime shortly after the acquisition of the land Seth Raynor was invited to survey the property and he quickly determined that the land was indeed well suited for golf. In the report that Raynor wrote after his visit he stated that, without question, a “magnificent" golf course could absolutely be built on the land. That was certainly good news for the developer and investors, but for unknown reasons the project was put on hiatus for several years. Things got back on track in 1924 when the club, named after the original landowner Sir John Yeamans, was formed and construction began on the first golf course. That course, designed by Raynor, opened a year later in 1925. Over the next four years the club enjoyed a period of growth with an expanding membership roster, homesites being sold and homes being constructed. When the stock market crashed in 1929 the development… More >