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The 18-hole course at Lady’s Island Country Club meanders through the forested terrain of its namesake isle, presenting a round filled with dense tree lines, contoured greens, and oversized sand traps. Opened in 1970, the Timothy Freeland–designed layout leads golfers over wide fairways lined with stately trees, demanding precise tee shots or enough golf balls to feed a grove of hungry trees. The expansive boundaries create beautifully sculpted fairways cleaved into the natural landscape, creating a track of uniquely designed holes with no two fairways running directly alongside one another.
139 Francis Marion Cir
Beaufort,
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Secluded in the tranquil, coastal Low Country of Edisto Island, The Plantation Course at Edisto challenges golfers of all levels while offering breathtaking scenery, exceptional service, top-notch course conditions that are maintained always in player-friendly condition, and five sets of tees. The 6,130-yard layout is hallmarked by towering native live oaks that frame holes 5 and 18, and magnolia trees line hole 11. The course is made of lush Supreme Paspalum Sea Isle grass and meanders through coastal marshland and natural lagoons while also offering narrow fairways with rolling mounds and more than 50 bunkers. As they walk across the green, golfers might even sport native wildlife, including deer and alligators. Edisto's purpose is to offer a supreme golfing experience that revitalizes the senses. Though the scenery is beautiful, the course can be as challenging as it is picturesque. Well placed tee shots and approaches are requisites to good scoring, and the importance of tee shot placement cannot be overlooked. Those looking for a more intense challenge can move to the back tees and find a very fair but stern test of golf; each hole comes with a set of five tees, leaving the game scalable for players of all experience levels. The 18 championship holes remain harmonious with flowing salt water, moss-draped live oaks, lofty pines, and palmetto trees. Before or after rounds, players can gear up on all of the necessary elements to make the golfing experience complete at the Edisto Pro Shop. The store's attentive staff is always on hand to assist and answer questions, and are ably equipped to offer recommendations on the shop's extensive inventory of quality merchandise, equipment, accessories, and rental clubs.
21 Fairway Dr
Edisto Island,
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Sculpted through a distinct landscape of lush pines, mature oaks, and tranquil waterways, Golden Bear Golf Club’s Jack Nicklaus–designed course stretches across 7,014 yards of challenging, scenic terrain. The semiprivate course puts a high premium on precise course management with a parkland-style layout of tight fairways, white-sand bunkers, and omnipresent water hazards that subsist on the life force of ill-struck golf balls. The club’s driving range fosters preround warm-ups, and nimble carts help players complete their rounds more efficiently than piggyback rides from a caddie. Resident aces occupy the club’s pro shop, ready to assist in equipment upgrades or offer up a variety of lessons and services. The club also has stately dining facilities that provide an ideal venue for indoor meatball-putting competitions. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Jack Nicklaus Length of 4,974 to 7,014 yards from the ladies to black tees Slope of 115 to 132 from the ladies to black tees
72 Golden Bear Way
Hilton Head Island,
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With a sea of bent grass greens, picturesque ponds, and strategically placed hazards, Rose Hill's immaculate course provides championship-level challenges for putting pilgrims. Whether you’re a seasoned golfing veteran or a neophyte just learning the proper way to wear a plaid monocle, Rose Hill's 1,250-yard, par-3 golf course welcomes all skill levels. Traverse and travail through the challenges with a friend, a loved one, or a pale-eyed stranger that resembles Rutger Hauer. After all, golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the enjoyment you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. If golf is your cup of tee, call ahead to schedule your tee time.
4 Clubhouse Dr.
Bluffton,
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Once the site of a horse farm, the grounds at Old Carolina Golf Club now cushion the footfalls of a different type of shoe. Across the 9-hole, 3,365-yard course, golfers dig their spiky soles into fairways lined with everything from palm trees to Carolina pines to bunkers filled with grains of sand so white that golf balls mistake them for family members. Designed by ASGCA member Clyde Johnston—the veteran course architect behind dozens of courses in the southeastern United States—Old Carolina Golf Club makes artful use of its surrounding scenery. White fences staked into the turf hearken back to the course's equestrian roots, and water hazards populated by native waterfowl and alligators add to the grounds' lowcountry charm.
89 Old Carolina Dr.
Bluffton,
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Designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, Crescent Pointe Golf Club’s 18-hole, 6,773-yard course takes golfers on a journey through the shadows of skyscraping pines and oaks amid the unfurled petals of blooming magnolias. Generous fairways provide ample runways for flush drives and golf-obsessed extra terrestrials, and the course compensates with dramatically sloped, elevated greens with enough subtle breaks to give any smooth-putting golflete a case of the yips. The par 71 presents birdie opportunities at all three of its par 5's, though each one will challenge club-flailing composure with forced-carry water hazards. Expansive beach bunkers threaten to ensnare wayward balls on several holes, where conservative players would be wise to simply wedge the ball back into the fairway and pay a one-stroke fealty to their despotic sand-trap rakes. To prepare for rounds, divoteers can straighten out unsightly slices and snap-hooks at the club’s driving range or sign up for a lesson with PGA professional Stephen Neville. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 71 course designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer Length of 6,773 yards from the farthest tees Three tee options available Link to scorecard
1 Eagle Pointe Circle
Bluffton,
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