One of the pleasures of golfing in Charleston is enjoying iconic sites while spending time on the course. Between holes, you may find yourself drifting off into the majestic horizon, as it really is that beautiful here. From the views of the harbor to the USS Yorktown to the Bridge—there’s a golf course in Charleston for everyone.
Some of the best places to golf in Charleston include the fine courses on our list below.
Get your clubs ready…
1. Patriots Point Golf Course
Patriots Point Golf Course places you right on the edge of the Charleston Harbor. This means you can enjoy ocean views while playing a round or two! Here’s a tip if you’re planning to visit this course: be ready to move up a club to deal with the windy conditions.
2. Wrenwoods Golf Course
Designed within Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, Wrenwoods Golf Course gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “take flight.” As you drive the ball across the green, or gently tap it into the hole, you’ll be surrounded with southern nature and all the beautiful wildlife that lives within it.
3. Daniel Island Golf Club
Experienced golfers may want to check out Daniel Island Golf Club. The course resembles one you’d see on the US Open, expect with a much lower slope rating. Located on Daniel Island, a historic island town within historic Charleston, this club features dining and amenities like tennis, fitness, aquatics, and resort-style cottages.
4. Turtle Point Golf Course
Turtle Point Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is a course you’ll enjoy, even if you have your worst game ever. Charming Southern traditions and hospitality surround you on every hole. Did you know this course is one of only four courses in the US to have hosted every major PGA event in the country? Now you do.
5. Charleston National
Charleston National is a championship course open to the public all year long. The course carves itself out of an intracoastal waterway, so you can take in the natural wetlands and pine and oak tree forest between shots. This 18-hole course is the only Rees Jones design in Charleston open to the public.
Unparalleled Views and History
The beautiful thing about golfing in Charleston is that every location provides a new experience. Golfers can take in the culture, beauty, charm, and rich history of the city no matter where they go.
Whether you visit the courses we recommend, or you play on one of the many we didn’t mention, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for Charleston.
What’s your favorite golf course to play in Charleston?