Play Golf in South Carolina

South Carolina is known for golf. Imagine playing golf in a pristine park setting, with no condominiums, houses, roads, or those penalizing out-of- are no adjacent fairways – just picturesque views of forests, lakes, and wildlife. That’s what we have to offer! Both courses are Tom Jackson designs, economical to play, well-conditioned and golfer-friendly.

South Carolina is home to more than 450 golf courses, including some of the most famous in the world. With courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Davis Love III, the Palmetto State hosts many prestigious tournaments, although most of the best courses are also open to the public.

However, the vast majority of South Carolina’s most famous golf courses are thoroughly modern affairs, headlined by the 1991 Ryder Cup course, Kiawah Island (Ocean) and Long Cove and Harbour Town at Hilton Head. Each year millions head to the golfing playground of Myrtle Beach where there are more than 120 courses to choose from. It is therefore no surprise that the state tourist board flaunts South Carolina as the No.1 golfing state in America.

The Cheraw State Park golf course will remind the knowledgeable golfer of those classic golf courses designed and built in the early 1900s. With gentle sloping greens and generous landing areas on most of the par 4 and par 5 holes, you will experience golf in a true parkland setting. Lake Juniper serves as a backdrop on several holes making a golf trip to Cheraw State Park is a visual treat. The Cheraw golf course is also a Certified Audubon International Wildlife Sanctuary.

Charleston is where one will find the best of South Carolina’s Golden Age golf course designs, headlined by Seth Rayor’s Yeamans Hall which Tom Doak restored in the late 1990s. But the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken can reasonably claim to have the USA’s second oldest golf course.

Hickory Knob State Resort Park is adjacent to Lake Thurmond. This huge Strom Thurmond reservoir lake serves as defining feature of this challenging course. The waters of Lake Thurmond are visible or come into play on every hole on the Hickory Knob Golf Course. In order to score at Hickory Knob, be prepared to hit every shot in the book. There is a tremendous variety of slopes, contours, fairway widths, and bunkering, so bring your best game to this great golf tract.

 RBC Heritage Golf Tournament
Make plans to attend the 48th RBC Heritage taking place over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links April 11-17, 2016. The tournament is proud of its champions, some of the most distinguished players in golf’s history. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, and Davis Love III are just a few of the past winners

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 The Legends Golf Course
Even if you’re not a golfer, a visit to The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island, should be on your list of Low country must-see destinations. Located within the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island outside Beaufort, visitors are provided an inspiring, one-of-a-kind experience just in reaching the challenging layout after clearing the security gates and driving past the newest members of America’s legendary Marine Corps, training to protect our nation.

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 Charleston Golf
Charleston is home to several premier golf courses, such as the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island which played host to both the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship.

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 Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers challenging golf courses and hotel vacation packages in a beautiful natural setting near historic Charleston, South Carolina. Equally appealing, their villa and golf vacations provide celebrated traditions flavoured with the spirit of world-class competition and Southern hospitality.

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 Myrtle Beach Golf Course
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best, challenging and fun golf courses in the country. From private, semi-private and public courses, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is your destination of choice for a great Golf Vacation. Planning a golf vacation can be a little tough at times; from where to stay to what course to play can make even the best golfers scratch their head. Their golf resources section is designed to make your planning a little easier with tools and information to get the most of your next Myrtle Beach golf trip.

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