August 18, 2015

The Best Golf Courses in South Carolina

We rank the top venues in South Carolina (2015-2016)
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Photo by Stephen Szurlej
  1. (1) The Ocean Course (above), Kiawah Island † √ ★
  2. (2) Yeamans Hall Club, Hanahan †
  3. (3) Harbour Town G. Links, Hilton Head Island † √ ★
  4. (5) Sage Valley G.C., Graniteville
  5. (4) Kiawah Island Club (Cassique), Kiawah Island Δ
  6. (8) Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island Δ
  7. (10) The G.C. at Briar's Creek, Johns Island Δ
  8. (9) Secession G.C. Beaufort Δ
  9. (6) May River G.C. at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton Δ √ ★
  10. (12) Colleton River Plantation Club (Nicklaus), Bluffton
  11. (7) Kiawah Island Club (River), Kiawah Island
  12. (13) Musgrove Mill G.C., Clinton
  13. (11) Greenville C.C. (Chanticleer), Greenville
  14. (17) Colleton River Plantation Club (Dye), Bluffton
  15. (15) Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie Δ
  16. (16) The Dunes G. & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach √ ★
  17. (19) Haig Point Club (Calibogue), Daufuskie Island
  18. (14) The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards G.C., Sunset
  19. (20) The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset
  20. (18) Palmetto G.C., Aiken
  21. (22) Caledonia G. & Fish Club, Pawleys Island √ ★
  22. (-) Old Tabby Links, Okatie
  23. (24) Belfair G.C. (West) Bluffton
  24. (26) C.C. of Charleston, Charleston
  25. (25) The Cliffs at Keowee Springs, Six Mile
  26. (28) The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Salem
  27. (27) Grande Dunes G.C. (Resort Club), Myrtle Beach ★
  28. (23) TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet ★
  29. (30) True Blue, Pawleys Island ★
  30. (-) Wild Dunes Resort (Links), Isle of Palms ★

KEY TO SYMBOLS

† 100 Greatest Golf Course

Δ Second 100 Greatest

√ 100 Greatest Public

★ Open to the public

(Rank in 2013-14 in parentheses)

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.