Charleston golfCharleston is known for its historic attractions, colonial architecture and fine dining yet it also boasts a number of outstanding golf courses, many open to the public.
Arguably the best of these are the Wild Dunes courses on Isle of Palms, part of the Wild Dunes Resort which you will see featured in our accommodation section. Wild Dunes Links course is the more highly acclaimed of the two with the finishing stretch right along the oceans shore. However, the Harbor Course with many holes benefitting from views of the wetlands is perhaps the more picturesque. Both courses will test your game with plenty of danger on most holes and some of the smallest greens you will ever see.
In the area just north of Charleston, inland from Isle of Palms, there are some excellent courses which offer fantastic views and great golfing variety. Dunes West is a parkland style layout with generous fairways but challenging green complexes and finishing hole that borders the Wando river. We love the clubhouse situation and you are assured of a warm welcome. Excellent place for lunch after your morning round.
Patriot’s Point boasts spectacular views of Charleston harbour so if your golf is a little off, just enjoy the views!
Charleston National and Rivertowne Country Club, which hosted Annika’s tournament on the LPGA Tour for a couple of years, both feature wetlands on numerous holes so there are plenty of challenges to go with the picturesque settings.
South of Charleston is the Links at Stono Ferry, site of a revolutionary battle in 1779. Today the battle is with the golf course with plenty of challenges to deal with and spectacular views as the second nine winds its way along the shore of the Intracoastal Waterway.
A little further south are the barrier islands of Kiawah and Seabrook. There are four courses on Kiawah Island itself including the world famous Ocean Course plus Oak Point just off the island. Nearby Seabrook Island has two courses, Crooked Oak and Ocean Winds. The Kiawah courses are cheaper if you stay on the resort so consider checking out our Kiawah section.
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