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Charleston, South Carolina, is more than a haven for history buffs and beachcombers. Nestled along the stunning Lowcountry coastline, Charleston boasts a collection of premier golf courses that challenge and enthrall golfers of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just enjoy driving the golf cart, there's a tee time waiting for you amidst the Spanish moss and breathtaking ocean vistas.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Ocean Course

Regarded as one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers an unrivaled experience. Designed by Pete Dye, the course has hosted numerous major championships, including the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. The Ocean Course challenges golfers with its windy conditions and fast, undulating greens, all while offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each hole boasts its own unique beauty and challenge, making for an unforgettable round.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Practice at the world-class driving range and putting green.
  • Enjoy fine dining at The Ocean Course Clubhouse.
  • Take lessons from PGA professionals at the golf learning center.

Wild Dunes Resort

Links Course and Harbor Course

Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms presents two distinct golfing experiences: the Links Course and the Harbor Course. The Links Course, Tom Fazio’s first-ever solo design, is known for its challenging final three holes and stunning oceanfront views. The Harbor Course weaves around lagoons, salt marshes, and the Intracoastal Waterway, demanding strategic plays and accuracy. Both courses provide unique challenges and scenic beauty, offering something for every level of golfer.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Utilize full practice facilities, including a driving range and putting greens.
  • Visit the Pro Shop for the latest gear and apparel.
  • Relax at the clubhouse and enjoy a meal with views of the course.

Charleston National Country Club

Rees Jones Design

Charleston National Country Club, designed by Rees Jones, is considered one of the best public golf courses in the Charleston area. Known as “The Island Course,” it was originally designed to be a private club and has maintained its high-quality standards. The course challenges golfers with its natural marshland landscapes, water hazards and meticulously maintained greens. It offers an engaging experience for golfers of all skill levels, surrounded by the stunning Lowcountry scenery.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Practice at the driving range and chipping and putting areas.
  • Enjoy dining options in the clubhouse with a view of the course.
  • Book a custom fitting session at the golf shop to find the perfect clubs.

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation

27-Hole Facility

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation is unique for its 27 holes, offering three different 18-hole combinations. This provides a variety of golfing experiences, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the courses meander through centuries-old oak trees, around lakes and across rolling hills of the Lowcountry. The plantation's historical setting adds an element of charm and tranquility to your golfing experience.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Take advantage of the extensive practice area, including a driving range and putting green.
  • Enroll in individual or group lessons with professional instructors.
  • Dine at the plantation-style clubhouse overlooking the course.

Rivertowne Country Club

Charleston’s Only Arnold Palmer Signature Course

Set along the picturesque Wando River, Rivertowne Country Club offers a stunning Arnold Palmer Signature golf course known for its strategic layout and beautiful vistas. The course is characterized by its wide fairways, challenging bunkers and smooth, fast greens. While it can be forgiving to casual players, the course presents a robust challenge to experienced golfers, especially when the coastal winds come into play.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Practice facilities include a full driving range and putting green.
  • Book a lesson with experienced golf instructors.
  • Enjoy the Southern hospitality and cuisine at the clubhouse restaurant.

Topgolf Charleston

Family Fun and Entertainment

For families and groups seeking a fun and engaging golf experience, Topgolf Charleston is a modern twist on the classic game. Unlike traditional golf courses, Topgolf offers a lively, engaging experience that appeals to players of all ages and skill levels, from avid golfers to those who have never swung a club. This blend of entertainment, food and sport makes golf accessible and fun for everyone.

Activities and Amenities:

  • Play a selection of games suitable for all ages and skill levels.
  • Enjoy a full menu of appetizers, entrées, and drinks in climate-controlled bays.
  • Perfect your swing with free-to-use clubs, or bring your own.

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With luxurious vacation properties on Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms, Seabrook Island and Wild Dunes, Sweetgrass Properties can help you plan the perfect golfer’s getaway. Explore our diverse Charleston coast vacation rentals, and contact us today to start planning your perfect Charleston vacation.