Popularly known as a seaport city in South Carolina, Charleston is also the state’s oldest and 2nd largest city that was established in 1670. “Charles Towne” as it was formally called has also been dubbed as the Holy City with the prominence of church steeples evident in the city’s low-rise cityscape. For several decades, Charleston City has languished economically and its tourism industry has greatly improved with the increasing number of local and foreign visitors from all over the world. Among the exciting places to visit in the city include the overwhelming golf courses like the Harbor Course of Wild Dunes Resort, the Links Course of Wild Dunes Resort, the Crowfield Golf & Country Club, the Links at Stono Ferry, Charleston National Golf Club, Coosaw Creek, and the Dunes West Golf Club.
The Harbor Course of the Wild Dunes Resort was designed by the famous Tom Fazio and is considered as one of the state’s best golf courses. Perfectly nestled through the marsh vistas and the glistening dunes with the crashing waves, this award-winning layout will surely test every golfer’s skill level with the bodies of water that come into play nearly on every hole.
Considered as Tom Fazio’s first solo layout, the Links Course of Wild Dunes Resort has been ranked as one of the world’s best greens. This highly acclaimed layout features the rolling fairways framed with rustling palms and moss-bearded live oaks, the massive humpbacked sand dunes, as well as the well designed finishing holes situated along the Atlantic Ocean that recalls the ancient Scottish heritage of golf.
Stretching at nearly 7,000 yards of play, the Crowfield Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole championship layout designed by the famed Bob Spence. It is set through the hilly and undulating Crowfield landscape that offers challenging tee times. The course also features the 5 sets of tees that will surely challenge the swinging skills even of the professional golfers.
With the majestic sceneries amidst the centuries-old live oaks and low country breezes, the Links at Stono Ferry serves as a quiet refuge for guests who want to unwind away from the hustles of the city life. The course was voted as the “Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year” in 2003. Among the many features that attract golfers from all parts of the globe are the front nines that wind through the waste area-lined fairways and the heroic back nines that goes along with the scenic views and the 18th hole new island green.
A golf resort of impeccable taste and high standards is what Charleston National Golf Club is all about. The layout is considered as the only Rees Jones masterpiece in Charleston that has been opened to the public. It features the rolling greens that were sculpted out of a marshland that is often complimented with the cool ocean breeze. Rees Jones also considers the course as “one of the elite venues in golf” that offers the superb all-year round tee times.
A short drive away from Charleston is the award-winning Coosaw Creek, which is a classic design of Arthur Hills. The course was already a recipient of various citations including the Golf Magazine’s “Must Play” and Golf Digest’s “4 Stars” rating. The layout features the subtle mounding, gentle rolling fairways, and the gradual elevation changes.
The Dunes West Golf Club is perfectly nestled on the historic Lexington Plantation. This Arthur Hills masterpiece offers the 6,871 yard par 72 play set through the Bermuda-covered dunes with the Spanish moss-draped 200 year old oaks. It also features the finest golf facilities to give local and foreign golfers from across the nation a truly world-class golfing experience and an exciting golf vacation.