Experience a variety of golf courses and ease of travel between South Carolina's top golfing hot spots
It’s no surprise that South Carolina is one of the top destinations for golf in the US. It’s not just the championship golf courses there that makes it so popular, but the wide variety of course layouts, allowing golfers to test their skills against the pros or play for fun.
Conveniently, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Kiawah and Hilton Head Island are separated by little more than a four-hour drive, so you can easily experience more than one destination. 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 play golf in South Carolina?
- Play a PGA TOUR venue, a Major championship venue, oceanfront courses, or beautiful hidden gems
- Easy accessibility to multiple destinations along the coast
- Southern hospitality, great food, white sand beaches and culture can be found throughout
- The city of Charleston is regularly voted the No. 1 place to visit in the US
Play championship courses in South Carolina
South Carolina offers so many choices to golfers. Choice of golf courses, choice of accommodation and choice of post-golf activities and we’re sure that no matter what you choose, you’ll want to return for more. The state has everything, including bucket-list golf courses such as The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort to a PGA TOUR venue at Harbour Town Golf Links, featuring the iconic red and white hooped lighthouse as the 18th hole backdrop.
Stay and play in Hilton Head
Stay and play in Myrtle Beach
Popular destinations in South Carolina
Courses and resorts for everyone
Aside from the bucket-list courses South Carolina has to offer, there is certainly something that suits every style and budget. Hilton Head contains a great variety of courses, from courses with holes that play along the Atlantic Ocean to resort-style courses with unlimited playing options.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, with 5 courses onsite by five different legendary course designers, offers a different style of play on each, carefully crafted by the likes of Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. Even more, you have the choice to stay in a villa, with your own kitchen, living room and private bedroom, or opt for the 5-star Sanctuary Hotel.
Charleston presents possibly the greatest variety, from courses lined with majestic oaks and towering pines, similar to what you might find in Augusta, to courses that play along the marshes and wetlands. Experience oceanfront golf at Wild Dunes Resort, where the finishing three holes on the Links Course play along the Atlantic Ocean. You can also choose to stay here and enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer, or elect to stay right in the heart of downtown at the Francis Marion Hotel.
Explore by map
Not sure where to play? Browse our map to find your ideal destination in a state of possibilities. We know you will have plenty of choices! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Things you should see and do in South Carolina
South Carolina is quite simply a golfing paradise and with so much to keep you entertained both on and off the course, it’s little wonder why it's such a popular destination. The warm Southern hospitality, great weather, white sand beaches and outstanding food make it an easy choice for families, friends and couples alike. Visit stylish Charleston, which was recently voted one of the top places to visit in the US, to experience the delicious cuisine and antebellum charm.
Myrtle Beach is widely known for it's fantastic selection of budget-friendly golf courses, but is probably better known as a popular beach vacation spot. Take a stroll along the beach or the boardwalk and let the calming ocean breeze keep you cool.
While Hilton Head is also a popular spot for beach vacations, the island exudes a greater sense of tranquility. Experience all that the Lowcountry has to offer, from fresh seafood to the peaceful sands of the beaches. Make sure to check out the many quaint shopping plazas throughout the island.