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Golf in charming Charleston

Home of the US Golfbreaks office and one of the most scenic golfing locations in the US, Charleston is the perfect golfing destination. As well as the iconic courses at Kiawah Island Resort, including The Ocean Course, home of the 1991 Ryder Cup, we have fantastic offerings at Charleston National Golf Club, Wild Dunes, RiverTowne and Stono Ferry to name just a few!

Why play golf in Charleston?

  • Access is easy from the UK - fly direct into Charleston, Kiawah is then a 1-hr drive
  • Charleston is packed with history, culture, great dining and night-life
  • The city of Charleston is regularly voted the No.1 place to visit in the USA
  • Kiawah Island is one-hour south and is an avid golfer's dream
  • Kiawah has 5 courses onsite with the Ocean Course stealing the show
  • The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island again hosts a Major in 2021 - the PGA Championship
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Your own war on the shore starts here!

Make sure to head to the incredible Kiawah Island on your break to Charleston and take in a round at the enigmatic Ocean Course, known best as the setting for 1991’s ‘War on the Shore’ between the USA and European Ryder Cup Teams.

It all came down to the final green, with the American’s claiming a historic 14½ to 13½ victory over Bernard Gallacher’s team. Take on this testing course for yourself for a first-hand look at why it’s still remembered as one of the most famous Ryder Cup settings.

Away from the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island is also home to courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Fazio, adding enviable variety to any break at the resort.

Other Charleston golf courses include the Rees-Jones design Charleston National Golf Club, ideally located for groups staying in the downtown area, just a 25-minute drive away. The Links Course at Wild Dunes is equally just a short drive from Charleston and takes you out to the USA’s Eastern coast along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Popular destinations in Charleston





          Experience golf & culture in this historic city

          The historic city of Charleston is the perfect spot for a US golf holiday. Championship courses with a rich history are set in lush Lowcountry settings of pines, rivers and marshes making for a nice setting.

          Thirteen holes of Arnold Palmer’s RiverTowne championship course play alongside the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek while Charleston National is carved along the Intracoastal Waterway through wetlands and lagoons.

          The city is also filled with great culture, cuisine and an excellent nightlife to keep golfers entertained off the course. It is the perfect spot to lounge on the beach and explore the fantastic range of dining options.

          Golf travel tips for Charleston

          Best months for golfing weather:

          March to June & September to October

          Best months for value:

          March & November

          Most popular months:

          April & May

          Our experts recommend:

          March to June

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          Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our Knowledgable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

          Where to stay in Charleston

          When it comes to accommodation, we’ve got you covered. We offer a fantastic range of hotels and golf resorts for you to choose from. The Villas at Kiawah Island Golf Resort are a must, offering total luxury and scenic ocean views.

          Consistently voted one of the best hotels in America, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is another excellent choice, also offering onsite golf courses. If you’re looking for somewhere located in the heart of Charleston within walking distance of shopping, bars and restaurants, The Francis Marion Hotel 4* is an ideal option.