South Carolina Golf
There are other great South Carolina golf stops besides Myrtle Beach including Kiawah Island. Located just outside of Charleston, Kiawah (pro; KEE-A-WAH) is an incredible South Carolina golf resort that offers 5 championship golf courses including the award-winning Ocean Course. There are miles of beaches to explore, plenty of dining and shopping options, tons of activities and accommodation choices including multi-bedroom villas to rental homes. Or stay in a historic downtown Charleston hotel and play local South Carolina golf course favourites like RiverTowne, Stono Ferry and Dunes West. Or travel 2 hours south to famous Hilton Head Island and explore this fabulous South Carolina golf destination known for its quiet lifestyle, shopping and hidden gem golf courses. Play oceanside courses or tree-lined fairways on some of South Carolinaâ€™s toughest tracks. Or tee it up at Harbour Town which is home to the PGA TOUR each April. Stay in lovely beachside hotels or multi-bedroom condos.
Suggested South Carolina golf courses:
Kiawah Resort - Ocean Course: A must add to your South Carolina golf package and also to your bucket list. This course will make you shake your head at times but will also bring a smile to your face knowing that you've survived a true gem. A beverage on their clubhouse patio after your game is a must.
Kiawah Resort - Cougar Point: This course doesn't get the press that it should at this resort but it is truly worth while playing. A fun design with pretty in-land holes and challenging par 3's. Save your energy for the 18th hole which is the hardest on the course.
Hilton Head National GC: It's not the longest course on the Island, but this Gary Player design is a treat to play. All 18 holes are true South Carolina style with Spanish Moss filled trees, lots of water, rolling fairways and gentle breezes. It's the best golf value on the Island and should be part of your South Carolina golf package.
Harbour Town Golf Links: The signature course on Hilton Head Island and home to the PGA TOUR each April. This Dye design is quite difficult. If you're new to the game then avoid this course. Small greens and very tight fairways add to the challenge. The two finishing holes are fantastic along the water. This is a great way to finish your South Carolina golf itinerary.