You don’t have to find your way in a private course to enjoy golfing in the Lowcountry. You’ll find a number of public courses at which you can enjoy a round of golf in Charleston, SC. Discover for yourself the natural beauty of the region, surrounded by rolling green grass, marshland, waterfront views, and lush, green foliage. Read on to learn more about our favorite public courses. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary Destination Guide for more great suggestions to consider for your getaway.
7 of the Best Golf Courses in Charleston, SC
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – But you have to play the ball where it lies.
1. Patriot’s Point Links in Mt. Pleasant
Feel the ocean breeze against your cheek while playing a few rounds at Patriot’s Point Links at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Situated on the edge of the Charleston Harbor, you can’t beat the views from this Willard Byrd-designed course. You’ll be on par for an excellent experience!
2. Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club in Charleston
Recognized by Golf Digest as “the best golf value in Charleston,” Shadowmoss Plantation is the perfect place to enjoy a round in the beautiful Lowcountry. Surrounded by ancient oak trees, rolling greens, and blue skies, what more could you ask for?
3. Daniel Island Club
Enjoy the unique pairing of Tom Fazio and Rees Jones private championship courses at the Daniel Island Club. Get a feel for Charleston’s landscapes while teeing off on greens lined by marshland. This club also offers professional instruction to enhance your golf experience on these nationally ranked greens.
4. Dunes West Golf and River Club in Mt. Pleasant
Just twenty minutes from downtown Charleston, Dunes West Golf and River Club offers a masterfully designed course, sophisticated clubhouse, and breathtaking vistas overlooking Wagner Creek. Beautiful marsh and water views combined with a par 72 course makes for an ideal golfing experience.
5. Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood
The Links at Stono Ferry capture the essence of the Lowcountry. From Intracoastal Waterway breezes, towering live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and an eighteen-hole course, you’re in for quite the treat. Sophisticated island vibes welcome guests from around the world for a memorable time on the greens.
6. Wild Dunes Golf – Harbor Course on Isle of Palms
For a challenge, the Wild Dunes Harbor Course evokes friendly competition from players. Across the course, you’ll encounter lagoons, salt marshes, the Intracoastal Waterway, and breathtaking sunsets. Practice your swing, play a round, and savor the Carolina vibes.
Stay in the Heart of Downtown Charleston
Between perusing the City Market and playing golf in Charleston, SC, you’ll find so many things to do in the Holy City. Make the most of your vacation when you stay downtown at Hotel Bella Grace. Our spacious, contemporary lodging offers guests the ultimate upscale experience. With sleek styling, local artwork, and rooftop views, you can expect the best of a boutique hotel experience. What are you waiting for?
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