The Links at Stono Ferry
Charleston & Kiawah Island, USA
The Links at Stono Ferry Club overview
Located 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, this historic Revolutionary War battlefield now wages war against its golfer opponents. This semi-private club offers an enjoyable round with a renovated practice facility, short game area, and putting greens. You will experience a taste of the Southern hospitality, with welcoming staff and golf attendants.
The Stono Ferry Grill offers golfers breakfast and lunch daily with options for any appetite. Whether it is an arrival round on your way to Kiawah Island or a venture out from the city of Charleston, The Links at Stono Ferry is an amazing location to play golf in the Lowcountry.
The Links at Stono Ferry Course overview
The front nine at Stono Ferry is relatively open with limited bunkering and water hazards on the inland portion, while the back nine proves a much tougher test. Starting at the clubhouse, the second half of the course runs out towards the river then wraps around to the finish. At only 6720 yards from the back tees, accuracy and good strategy rather than long driving are key to good scoring at The Links at Stono Ferry.
The scenery on the course really comes to life on the 12th and 13th holes as you look across the Stono River. In summary, The Links at Stono Ferry offers an enjoyable round paired with stunning views and is well worth a visit when golfing in South Carolina.
The signature par-3 13th hole is played from the jetty of a former river crossing and requires a 150-yard shot across the creek and onto a green protected by trees both left and right.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Stono Ferry – June 20, 1779: A Revolutionary War battle was fought on the grounds of the now golf course. The battlefield was encompassed by the location of the 12th, 13th, and 14th holes on the course. President Andrew Jackson’s eldest brother was killed in the fighting. A canon still remains at the location signifying where the war bunker location used to be.
Charleston and Savannah Railroad, 1850’s to 1960s: The two Lowcountry cities were previously connected via a railroad. Currently, the site is now occupied by the cart path of the 13th hole.
Accommodation near The Links at Stono Ferry
Francis Marion Hotel
The Francis Marion Hotel is in the heart of downtown Charleston, and with great ‘low-country’ golf courses all within 30 minutes of the hotel, it’s the perfect base for a Charleston golf tour.