The water hazards at Lakewood Links may seem innocuous at first glance—until golfers realize that they are seemingly everywhere. Waterways come into play on 11 holes throughout the round, often in positions that leave golfers little room for error. On the ninth hole—a 421-yard par-four rated the most difficult on the course—a pond intersects the fairway right down the middle, making golfers think twice about hitting their driver off the tee. The par three 13th hole is the course's signature track, and for good reason: from the tee box, golfers take aim at a scenic island green stationed 173 yards in the distance. Before rounds, golfers can warm up with practice strokes at the driving range or by using their tees as chopsticks over lunch at the Bamboo Bar.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* Length of 6,826 yards from the tips
* Course rating of 73.8 from the tips
* Slope rating of 124 from the tips
* Four tee options
Shannon Greens Golf Club's emerald-tinged fairways and lush, well-trimmed greens highlight this challenging par 72 course, which sends adventurous pairs on an 18-hole odyssey across its many lakes and slopes. Send pearly projectiles hurtling over water hazards on seven holes lined by watery shores, where ball-eating oysters greedily wait. Golfers cast picture-picture tee shots onto the course's signature island green, which players can travel back and forth to in a zippy cart. The course’s 18 holes are as well rounded as the dimpled spheres that litter their ridges, featuring an equal ratio of five par 3 and five par 5 holes. A slightly above average slope rating of 120 presents a formidable challenge for newcomers and experts alike. Shannon Greens Golf Club also offers a luxurious outdoor clubhouse deck, where golfers can enjoy a drink under a thick shade of palm trees.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Sumter County Museum immerses visitors of all ages in everyday life from decades past with extensive historical collections and hands-on exhibits. In the handsome Edwardian Williams-Brice house, guests examine artifacts, artwork, and personal effects of Sumter County residents from the early 20th century, while a Carolina Backcountry homestead gives kids and adults alike a taste of life in the early 1800s with a log cabin, blacksmith's shop, and settler's house.
Size: Museum grounds include a two-story Edwardian mansion full of Sumter county archives and fine art exhibits, a surrounding of elegant Southern gardens, and a recreated early 19th-century frontier settlement
Eye Catcher: A living-history exhibit of a Carolina Backcountry homestead sends visitors back to 1812 with a rustic log cabin, blacksmith's shop, smokehouse, barn, settler's house, and steam-powered video game console
Permanent Mainstay: Built in 1916, the stately Edwardian Williams-Brice House hosts an extensive textile collection, fine arts, and artifacts from 20th century American-military history
Hidden Gem: The museum's extensive archives hold treasures for armchair historians, genealogists, and professional scholars alike, with more than 30,000 photos, personal letters, business records, and maps that date back well into the 19th century
Don't Miss: The Martha Brice Gardens delight visitors with a labyrinth of dogwoods, azaleas, fish ponds, and century-old pecan trees in a design laid out by celebrated landscape artist Robert Marvin.
Brewers Bar and Grill is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from Brewers Bar and Grill's extensive drink list.
At Brewers Bar and Grill, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Folks tend to dress down at Brewers Bar and Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
You can also serve food from Brewers Bar and Grill at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Brewers Bar and Grill is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Brewers Bar and Grill is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.