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.
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.
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
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
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.
Designed by 25-time PGA Tour tournament winner Davis Love III, Eagle's Pointe Golf Club's 18-hole, 6,738-yard course unfurls an emerald map of kempt fairways sculpted through oaks and pines and kissed by native wetlands. Throughout the course, tree-lined fairways criss-cross lowland water hazards to form an intermediately long layout where off-kilter swings may result in lost balls and winded golf carts. Sporting the boldly contoured greens that have become Davis Love III's calling card, the course places a high premium on pinpoint approaches that leave manageable two-putts. To prepare for rounds, players can warm up their swings at the driving range, where grass hitting areas emulate course conditions alongside artificial mats that wait eternally for the stinging rip of a divot to validate their claim to authentic existence.
Course at a Glance
18-hole, par-71 course designed by Davis Love III
Length of 6,738 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.1 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 136 from the farthest tees
Four tee options available
Link to scorecard