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Where to stay & play on a Charleston & Kiawah Island golf trip in 2022

One of the most historic and visited cities in the US, with world-renowned resorts and courses situated in and around the local area – the perfect location for your next golf trip.

Adam Ward
Adam Ward 3 mins read

One of the encouraging aspects of golfing in the Charleston area is just how generous some of the courses can be, which results in this area being welcoming to novice golfers.

The district is home to some of the greatest resorts in the country and generally, the activities away from the golf courses are suitable for families, buddies and couples – highlighting its versatility as a general vacation destination. For golfers looking to visit the iconic destination for themselves, check out the best stay & play golf trips in Charleston & Kiawah Island below.

Charleston

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

For the obsessed golfers, there are seldom more consuming or immersive golfing trips than a visit to Kiawah Island. The Ocean Course is justifiably one of the greatest courses in America and having hosted the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, in addition to the 1991 Ryder Cup, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of golf’s most iconic figures. There’s a reason why it’s ranked the No. 1 course in South Carolina.

Away from the centerpiece lies four additional 18-hole courses, all worth experiencing if you’re staying on-site. There are also two courses at Kiawah Island Club and although they are private, they are both highly recommended if you can gain access to them. The Gibbons was designed by Tom Watson and Bob Gibbons, while the River Course is the culmination of Tom Fazio’s innovative vision.

Ocean Course, Kiawah Island

RiverTowne Country Club

RiverTowne Country Club is set in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Pleasant, easily accessible from Highway 41. Its Arnold Palmer Signature course has tree-lined fairways and plenty of water hazards, and it is the only layout designed by The King in the Charleston area.

The course offers exceptional year-round playing conditions which makes it perfect for winter golf, while being named Charleston Golf Course of the Year in 2015 and a previous host to the LPGA keeps RiverTowne Country Club at the forefront of golf within the state of South Carolina.

RiverTowne Country Club

Wild Dunes Resort

Making its way around the beautiful coastline of Charleston with nothing but the expansive ocean and stunning horizon as your backdrop, Wild Dunes Resort is a masterpiece. The two on-site golf courses, Links and Harbour, were designed by prolific course designer Tom Fazio and offer something very unique from one another.

The Links Course has the characteristics of its namesake and is very traditional to what a links course should be, with some holes just a stone’s throw away from the beach and water’s edge. The Harbor Course is surrounded by water which helps shape the natural curves and undulations of the fairways, placing real importance on accuracy in order to score well.

Wild Dunes Resort

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