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9 Best Golf Courses in South Carolina, According to Golf Digest

Summer is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time for a few rounds of golf in South Carolina.

But where should you go on your next golf trip?

South Carolina is full of golf courses. Myrtle Beach alone has more than 90 courses, most of which are public. But have no fear, because golf summary can help you decide.

The popular monthly magazine has compiled a list of the nine best golf courses you can play in South Carolina, from Charleston to Hilton Head and everything in between.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort: the ocean course

Located at the far east of Kiawah Island, the Ocean course has the most seaside hills in the northern hemisphere. The course has been designed to provide players with stunning views of the coast from every hole.

The course can also be particularly difficult, due to strong Atlantic winds.

Harbor Town Golf Links

This perennial favorite among PGA Tour players is located on Hilton Head Island. The lesson has undergone recent upgrades, such as new Celebration Bermuda turf for the fairways and a new irrigation system. Since 1969, it has housed the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

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A deer leaps and bounds on the fairway and near the 8th green during the second round of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Harbor Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. Scott Schroeder for The Island Packet

May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff

This 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Bluffton is surrounded by ancient oak trees and scenic native landscapes. The 7,171-yard course features several riverside holes.

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

Built in the 1940s, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club bills itself as Myrtle Beach’s first country club. The 18-hole oceanfront course has hosted many high-end golf tournaments, from the PGA Senior Tour to the USGA Women’s Open.

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12-01-09/Tuesday—-Photo shows the 18th green at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach._Photo by Randall Hill_rhill@thesunnews.com Randall Hill news from the sun

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

This Pawleys Island golf field opened in 1994 and has always been on the top 100 golf course list. The 18-hole course was the late Mike Strantz’s first solo design.

Barefoot Resort and Golf: Dye Course

Hall of Fame players and course architects Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye designed the Multi-Course Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. They’ve all received awards, but The Dye Course tops them all. The Dye Course’s unique bunkering makes it stand out.

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The Barefoot Resort Dye Club was designed by Pete Dye and opened in 2000 along with the other three Barefoot courses. Pictured April 10, 2017. JASON LEE jlee@thesunnews.com

Genuine blue golf club

true blue is known for its wide fairways and impressive vertical drops. It is also Caledonia’s sister course on Pawleys Island. The club has an 18-acre practice facility and is located just minutes south of downtown Myrtle Beach.

PTC Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Tournament Players Club has challenged many golf legends over the years including Lanny Wadkins, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Ray Floyd. The 18-hole course is open to the public and offers a PGA Tour-caliber challenge. It also has a training area, numerous water obstacles and strategically placed trees.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Osprey Point

The championship level Osprey Point Golf Course was completely renovated in 2014. The course offers four difficult par 3s, four distinctive par 5s and 10 par 4s ranging in length from 340 to 461 meters. The track’s classic style pavilion adds to its appeal.

This story was originally published August 18, 2022 5:00 a.m.

Patrick McCreless is the on-duty journalism editor for The State, where he and a team of reporters write about the hottest news of the day and topics that help readers in their daily lives and better inform them about their communities. He attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama and grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL.