Book your next golf vacation to Charleston & Kiawah Island
One of the most scenic golfing locations in the US, Charleston and Kiawah Island are the perfect golfing destinations. Aside from the iconic courses at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, including the famed Ocean Course, home of the 1991 Ryder Cup and multiple PGA Championships, explore the rest of the fantastic courses at Charleston National Golf Club, Wild Dunes Resort, RiverTowne Country Club and The Links at Stono Ferry, to name just a few! Experience the rich culture, fantastic accommodation options and divine cuisine in an ideal climate. It is no surprise that the region is becoming known as one of the best golfing regions in the country.
Why play golf in Charleston and Kiawah Island?
- The city of Charleston is regularly voted the No. 1 place to visit in the US
- Charleston is packed with history, culture, great dining and nightlife
- From the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to the vibrant downtown area, there is plenty to do off the course
- Kiawah Island is 45 minutes south and is an avid golfer's dream
- Kiawah Island Golf Resort has 5 courses onsite with the Ocean Course stealing the show
- Play a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship venue at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Your own "War on the Shore" starts here!
Despite Kiawah Island Golf Resort receiving most of the praise in the area, some of the other Charleston golf courses are equally as good and provide the makings for an incredible golf vacation.
The Arnold Palmer-designed course at RiverTowne Country Club is a real treat, as is The Links at Stono Ferry which was voted South Carolina Golf Course of the Year in 2011. The opportunity to play the infamous Ocean Course at Kiawah island Golf Resort is not one to be missed. The layout played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship and will test every part of your game.
Charleston National Golf Club is another great layout that weaves through the marshes and is surrounded by a range of natural beauty. This vacation gives you the chance to experience an array of top-quality courses within a truly beautiful setting.
Away from the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is also home to courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Fazio, adding enviable variety to any trip to the resort.
Other Charleston golf courses include the Harbor Course and Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort, located on the island getaway of Isle of Palms. Both courses were designed by Tom Fazio and offer two different and complementing layouts. The Harbor Course is a links style that plays throughout the resort and along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Links Course is a more traditional layout for South Carolina with the finishing three holes playing along the Atlantic Ocean.
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Experience top-quality golf & more in this historic city
The historic city of Charleston & picturesque Kiawah Island are the perfect spot for a golf vacation. 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 championship course at RiverTowne Country Club play alongside the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek while Charleston National Golf Club is carved along the 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. The great weather makes for excellent golfing conditions year-round.
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Find the ideal hotel or resort for your stay
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 Golf Resort is another excellent choice. If you’re looking for somewhere located in the heart of Charleston within walking distance of shopping, bars and restaurants, The Francis Marion Hotel is ideal.
About 30 minutes outside of downtown you will find Wild Dunes Resort with 2 courses onsite. This is perfect for those who want to relax on the beach after their round and visit downtown Charleston at night.