Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a round of golf for two and golf-cart rental at Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville (up to a $118 value). Children ages 6–12 pay their age on weekdays and weekends after noon.
Legend Oaks Golf Club, named 2010 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association, challenges golfers of all skill levels with its scenic 18-hole course. Enjoy companionship and competitive spirit across the undulating wooded acres of the club's par 72 greens. Golfers pitch over water hazards, skirt around the edges of sand traps, and loft balls over sky-scraping pines and oaks in a game of finesse, yardage, and clubbing hapless spheroids. Each hole features four tees, providing additional yardage for expert golfers hungry for long drives and shorter jaunts for beginners. The included golf cart makes between-hole travel a breeze, and comes equipped with a handy GPS that keeps track of scores and directs riders to the closest statue of Arnold Palmer riding a war horse.
Legend Oaks Golf Club
Named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association in 2010, Legend Oaks' 18-hole course winds through 7,011 yards of pristine Lowcountry terrain. As guests approach the club, an avenue lined by 300-year-old oak trees gives way to the emerald roof and wraparound porch of the plantation-style clubhouse, a site that recalls centuries of rustic Southern gentility. Wetlands, oaks, and fragrant pines buttress every hole across the club's picturesque par 72, ensnaring wayward golf balls. The par 4 14th hole exemplifies how course designer Scott Pool incorporated natural features into a treacherous but breathtaking layout, positioning water hazards directly in front of the tee box, a grove of pines on the right side of the fairway, and a green fortified by bunkers and picketing mashie niblicks from a bygone era. Golf carts with built-in GPS devices help clubbers traverse the emerald labyrinth, computing yardages from players' lies to the target pin, detailing nearby obstacles, and tracking every untrustworthy pelican within a five-mile radius.
Steps from the golf course, four hard-surface tennis courts and a swimming pool with a shaded gazebo round out the club's outdoor amenities. Guests can also make their way to the clubhouse for a splendid dining experience at Bistro One 18, where a diverse menu features everything from hot dogs to chicken marsala to sautéed driving-range balls.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Scott Pool
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 7,011 yards from farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.5 from farthest tees
- Slope rating of 132 from farthest tees
- Five tee options
- See the scorecard