June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in South Carolina

We rank the top venues in South Carolina (2017-'18)
Stephen Szurlej
  1. (1) The Ocean Course (11th hole pictured above), Kiawah Island •^
  2. (2) Yeamans Hall Club, Charleston •
  3. (4) Sage Valley G.C., Graniteville ≈
  4. (3) Harbour Town G. Links, Hilton Head Island ≈^
  5. (5) Kiawah Island C. (Cassique) ≈
  6. (6) Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island ≈
  7. (8) Secession G.C., Beaufort ≈
  8. (11) Kiawah Island Club (River) ≈
  9. (13) Greenville C.C. (Chanticleer)
  10. (9) May River G.C. At Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton ≈^
  11. (12) Musgrove Mill G.C., Clinton
  12. (7) The G.C. At Briar's Creek, Johns Island
  13. (18) The Cliffs At Keowee Vineyards G.C., Sunset
  14. (16) The Dunes G. & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach ^
  15. (10) Colleton River Club (Nicklaus), Bluffton
  16. (New) The Cliffs At Mountain Park, Travelers Rest
  17. (17) Haig Point Club (Signature), Daufuskie Island
  18. (14) Colleton River Club (Dye), Bluffton
  19. (20) Palmetto G.C., Aiken
  20. (22) Old Tabby Links, Okatie
  21. (15) Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie
  22. (21) Caledonia G. & Fish Club, Pawleys Island ^
  23. (26) The Cliffs At Keowee Falls, Salem
  24. (23) Belfair G.C. (West), Bluffton
  25. (24) C.C. Of Charleston

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

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.