Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a round of golf for two and cart rental (up to an $86 value) at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club on Dunvegan Drive. Shadowmoss is also offering a $30-per-round promotion for county residents in September, but this Groupon still offers you a better deal.
Featuring up to 6,701 yards of manicured greens and velveteen fairways, the course at Shadowmoss is carved from an original Charleston plantation. Whether toting space-age equipment or ham-handed wooden clubs whetted in the tenebrosity of night, golfers can enjoy the scenic views while saving themselves from leg strain in a comfy golf cart. Designed to challenge the most skillful of players, as well as chronic swing slicers, Shadowmoss provides an enjoyable divot-dodging experience for all participants. Soak up the sun while zeroing in on pins guarded by riddle-obsessed Sphinxes before boasting about your scores at the full-service snack bar and lounge.
This Groupon is valid any time Monday through Friday and after 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Almost 40 years old, this semi-private course finds way to stay fresh and challenging. It's a laid-back, casual course with golf for everyone, where players are warmly welcomed and invited to come again. Shadowmoss Plantation has some great features, primarily its greens and bunkers - a good chance to find out if you have a sand game. It's a course that accommodates every type of golfer with ways around hazards and a variety of tees. – Lisa Allen, WorldGolf
Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club
Trees draped in spanish moss catch the wind along the edges of the fairways at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, where designer Russell Breeden sculpted a 6,701-yard course into the verdant grounds of a former plantation. Throughout the par-72 layout, ponds and streams ripple on the borders of nearly every hole, often forcing golfers to choose from taking a conservative line, challenging the hazard with a big swing, or releasing their golf ball to a family of catfish. Breeden's artful use of waterways is most noticeable at the par-5 eighth hole, where a stream splits to cut across the center of the fairway and wraps two watery prongs around both sides of the hole to add pressure as golfers contemplate their approach to the green. Bermuda-grass fairways and greens await golf balls that steer clear of the course's water hazards and the various sand traps occasionally populated by disoriented sunbathers.
Before taking to the first tee, clubbers can warm up their swings and rehearse their putter-twirling routine at a practice complex that includes a driving range and a putting green. To keep golfers fresh during rounds, the club offers on-course beverage service and a full-service snack bar and lounge.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 6,701 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options
20 Dunvegan Drive
Charleston, South Carolina 29414Get Directions