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

What makes South Carolina golf so special?

South Carolina spoils you for choice. From the abundance of golf on offer with multiple PGA tour courses and former Ryder Cup hosts, we’re sure that no matter what you choose, you’ll want to return for more. 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!

Kiawah Island Ocean Course Bucket-list courses get no bigger than The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and numerous major championships since. The Ocean Course is a challenging layout with a length of over 7,300 yards and 5 tee boxes. It is known for unpredictable breezes, which can affect club selection for players. The sloping greens are firm, fast and undulated. Players must be cautious of the strategically placed bunkers. Considered one of the best courses to play it is rated in the top 10 by Golf Digest in the US.

Hilton Head Islands Harbour Town Links Hilton Head Islands, Harbour Town Links has been a regular stop on the PGA TOUR’s schedule for over 50 years and is one of the best golf courses in America. Host venue of the RBC Heritage tournament, this golf course is known for its iconic red and white hooped lighthouse near the 18th green and is open to the public for 48 weeks a year. Except for the 17th and 18th holes, the course runs through beautiful natural woodland inland. Designed with precision in mind, the course features narrow fairways and small greens, emphasising the player's accuracy. Offering four sets of tees, it provides an enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels.

Palemetto Dunes Golf There are three fantastic Palmetto Dunes golf courses available to play that are part of the resort. The standout is the Robert Trent Jones Course which offers a distinctive challenge, featuring water hazards and sizable bunkers that make your round a challenging test. However, the pristine greens and breathtaking scenery contribute to the popularity of this course among golfers making it one of the best golf courses in South Carolina. As well as this you'll find various food and drink options and a well-stocked pro shop for grabbing the golf essentials or some memorabilia to remember your trip.

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club The Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, in Myrtle Beach, is an 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Strantz. Located in the natural low-country scenery, it offers stunning views and practice facilities such as a full driving range, putting green, and a short game area. Opened in 1994, it spans over 6,500 yards with four tee options. The course is well-maintained and offers wide, rolling fairways for players of all skill levels.

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 golf.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Situated at the centre of Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. With three golf courses the Robert Trent Jones Course, the George Fazio Course or the Arthur Hills Course, a full-service marina, a tennis centre, and an 11-mile lagoon for kayaking or canoeing, the resort offers a range of activities. Sat along 3 miles of white sand beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Palmetto Dunes provides various accommodation options such as villas and multi-story complexes for different group sizes and budgets, making it a sought-after destination in South Carolina for all golfers.

The Villas at Kiawah Island The Villas at Kiawah Island offer easy beach access and five excellent courses, including The Ocean Course, providing guests with numerous bragging rights upon return home. Simply described as a golfer’s paradise, it is the perfect destination for your next golf vacation with designers such as Dye, Fazio, Nicklaus and Player all putting their stamp on the resort. The Kiawah Villas range in size from one to four bedrooms thus providing all guests with lots of choice when travelling in groups as well as having great views of the surrounding area. This magnificent resort also boasts 11 restaurants and The Spa at The Sanctuary therefore providing guests with everything they need both on and off the course.

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa A fantastic Hilton Head option and one of the best golf resorts in Southern Carolina is The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa which offers a luxurious coastal getaway. With various room options, including oceanfront guestrooms, the hotel provides comfort and luxury. Amenities include on-site dining, a spa, a fitness centre, and three outdoor pools, ensuring guests have plenty to do. The rooms feature a coastal design, a private balcony, and amenities like a mini-fridge, high-speed internet, and a large TV. Conveniently situated near renowned golf courses like Oyster Reef Golf Club, Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, and Shipyard Golf Club the Westin is an excellent choice for a golf holiday in South Carolina.

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

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

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

South Carolina is quite simply a special 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.

Charleston 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.

Kiawah Island 50 minutes south of Charleston is Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s home to miles of beachfront and sand dunes. If you enjoy an active holiday explore the waterways by kayak, take the kids fishing or discover the abundant wildlife by hiking or biking. This idyllic setting coupled with unrivalled customer service makes a stay at Kiawah Island perfect for your next golf vacation.

Myrtle Beach Take a trip down to Myrtle Beach with its brilliant nightlife, and many local attractions such as the arcades and the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park. For those that enjoy some retail time choose from a range of fantastic shops and souvenir stands along the beachfront boardwalk.

Hilton Head 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.

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