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Best golf courses in South Carolina

South Carolina has so many great golf courses to choose from! To help make your choice that bit easier, we have shared our favourite courses in this fantastic state.

Allan Cranston
Allan Cranston 7 mins read

A true golfing paradise awaits in South Carolina, thanks to exceptional venues such as the Ryder Cup hosting Kiawah Island, PGA Tour venue Harbour Town and the amazing Myrtle Beach region.

Our hand-picked best golf courses in South Carolina, recommended by us, will give you an insight into where you will have an unforgettable time both on and off the course. Not to mention the abundance of luxurious 5-star hotels and self-catering apartments close to the nightlife.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

With five golf courses to choose from at Kiawah Island, this resort really is a golfer’s heaven. The Ocean Course here is regarded as the 4th best public golf course in the US and hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 USPGA Championship, but that is not to say that Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Oak Point and Cougar Point aren’t worth your time. On top of numerous golf courses, there are also three types of accommodation to choose from in The Sanctuary Hotel, The Resort Villas and Private Homes, all of which offer premier comfort and luxury.

Ocean Course, The Villas at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

In the heart of Hilton Head Island, you will find Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and its three fantastic golf courses. To add to the Robert Trent Jones Course, the George Fazio Course and the Arthur Hills Course, there is also a tennis centre and an 11-mile lagoon, perfect for kayaking or canoeing. You should also head down to Shelter Cove Marina where you can try out several water sports such as deep-sea fishing, sport crabbing, sailing and powerboating.

Robert Trent Jones Course, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

The Sea Pines Resort

Hilton Head is a fantastic place to base your golf vacation. It is well known that Harbour Town Links is one of the best golf courses in America and host venue of the RBC Heritage tournament on the PGA Tour, but you will also find two further amazing Sea Pines courses in Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. The latter was the first course to be opened on the island and Heron Point was re-designed and re-constructed by legendary golf course architect Pete Dye in 2014.

Harbour Town Golf Links, The Sea Pines Resort

Barefoot Resort

The Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach is another where you can find several on-site golf courses in abundance in the Dye Course, Fazio Course, Norman Course and Love Course. In fact, the Love and Fazio courses are regarded as two of the toughest on the East Coast. Aside from Myrtle Beach’s “fantastic four,” you will find comfortable accommodation in the Golf Villas and Yacht Club Villas. Understandably, the Golf Villas are perfect for those on a golf vacation and offer views of the courses, as well as a neighbourhood pool.

Fazio Course, Barefoot Resort

RiverTowne Golf Country Club

Since opening, the incredible RiverTowne Arnold Palmer design has won numerous accolades such as “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year,” it is no wonder this course is a former LPGA Tour venue. The course, despite being relatively flat and in open marshland terrain, has been sculpted into an absorbing and very natural golf course. Views of the Horlbeck Creek are in abundance here, but don’t let that distract you from trying to avoid the several deep bunkers, small lakes and wetland areas.

RiverTowne Golf Country Club

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Annually ranked inside America’s “100 Greatest Public Courses,” Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is a must play for those on vacation in South Carolina, especially the Myrtle Beach area. From the moment you make your way up the entrance lined with centuries-old oaks, to holing your last putt on the 18th green, you will just be in awe of the place. However, the antebellum-style clubhouse is the perfect place to relax and take in what you have just experienced after your round.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

The Links at Stono Ferry

South Carolina Lowcountry breezes from the Intercoastal Waterway, combined with ancient oak trees, are what sets apart The Links at Stono Ferry from other courses in Charleston. Just 30-minutes from downtown Charleston, this course is a refuge from society’s hustle and bustle. For those who enjoy their history, how would you like to say you’ve played golf on the site of a historic Revolutionary War battle? Well, on The Links at Stono Ferry you can do exactly that.

The Links at Stono Ferry

Oyster Reef Golf Club

Oyster Reef Golf Club features a spectacular 18-hole championship course surrounded by winding lagoons, lush vegetation and scenic views of Hilton Head Island. The course offers a great challenge playing at its longest of 7,014 yards from the Championship Tees to a fair play feel from the forward tees playing at a shorter length of 5,288 yards.

Oyster Reef Golf Club

Legends Golf Resort

Inspired by Scottish golf, the Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach offers golfers the choice of three outstanding on-site golf courses and a further two off-site, as well as a range of stylish two and three-bed villas. The Heathland, Parkland and Moorland courses are reminiscent of courses in the UK, whereas the Heritage Club and Oyster Bay offer typical American golf features. A golf holiday here will make you realise why Myrtle Beach has become one of the premier destinations for golfers.

Heathland course, Legends Golf Resort

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