Experience a variety of golf courses in South Carolina's golfing hot spots

It’s no surprise that South Carolina is one of the top destinations for golf in the USA. It’s not just the championship golf courses on offer that make it so popular, but the variety of landscapes, beautiful scenery, stunning weather and warm hospitality all add to the attraction.

Conveniently, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Kiawah and Hilton Head Island are separated by little more than a four-hour drive from north to south, (with Charleston right in the middle) so you can easily experience more than one destination during your golf holiday in South Carolina.

From the elegant French Quarter and old cobblestone streets of Charleston, to the nightlife and beautiful beachfront boardwalk of Myrtle Beach, golfers will be sure to have a great time on and off the course. And let’s not forget the South is known for its friendly people, wonderful delicacies, and of course its outstanding Southern hospitality.

Why book a golf holiday to South Carolina?

  • Easy access from the UK, with all major airlines offering a service into Charleston
  • Play PGA TOUR, major championship & Ryder Cup venues
  • Experience beautiful oceanfront golf resorts & courses
  • Visit the city of Charleston, regularly voted the no.1 place to visit in the US
  • Stay in multiple destinations, just a short drive apart
  • Enjoy southern hospitality, with great food & culture throughout
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What makes a South Carolina golf holiday so special?

South Carolina really spoils you for choice, from the abundance of golf on offer, to the variety of accommodation options, and endless post-golf activities. We’re sure that no matter what you choose, you’ll want to return for more.

From a golf perspective, the state has it all. Bucket-list courses get no bigger than The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and numerous major championship since, and Harbour Town Links on Hilton Head Island has been a regular stop on the PGA TOUR’s schedule for over 50 years.

The Villas at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a firm customer favourite with five great courses on property, including The Ocean Course, that once played, will give you plenty of bragging rights when returning home. Hilton Head Island, although only 60 square miles in size is home to 24 courses , and if you’re looking to create a unique golf tour, Myrtle Beach is packed with nearly 100 courses to explore.

Things you should see & do during your golf holiday in South Carolina

South Carolina is quite simply a golfing paradise, and with so much to keep you entertained both on and off the course, it’s little wonder. The warm southern hospitality, great weather, white-sand beaches and outstanding food make it an easy choice for families, friends and couples alike.

Experience the delicious cuisine, culture, history and nightlife of Charleston which is regularly voted as the number one city to visit in the USA. In Charleston you’re also never far from the water meaning boat tours spotting dolphin, deep-sea fishing or kayaking in the local waterways are all great activities when off the golf course.

In Myrtle Beach take a stroll along the water-front, have some fun at the arcades or visit the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park.

Hilton Head is synonymous with chilled summer holidays, with 12 miles of beaches. One of South Carolina’s most beautiful locations, it also has historical importance and offers a number of cultural activities, including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and the local WineFest.

Our experts say...

“Simply a golfing paradise – and there’s so much to do off the course as well. Be sure to include at least an overnight stop in Charleston to get a real flavour of the south.”

Golf travel tips for South Carolina

Best months for golfing weather:

Mid-March to May, Mid-September to October

Best months for value:

November to February

Most popular months:


Our experts recommend:

Mid-March to May, Mid-September to October

Explore by map

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.

Resorts, hotels and accommodations to suit everyone

If you’re wondering where to stay during your golf trip, there are an abundance of luxurious five-star hotels and self-catering apartments close to top attractions, nightlife and the golf.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island offers a wide variety of villas and homes and has three onsite golf courses. The Villas at Kiawah Island are also a very popular choice, also with easy access to the beach and five courses all at the resort. If you’re looking for a 5* hotel experience, then The Sanctuary at Kiawah is one of the best experiences in the country.

Down-town Charleston is packed with hotel accommodation to suit all budgets, and in Myrtle Beach the Marina Inn is one of the best hotels in the area. Alternatively there are a number of self-catering options at the likes of Barefoot Resort, as well as the Scottish inspired Legends Golf Resort.

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