Quixote Club, an hour east of Columbia, is built over the top of an old country club course, although nothing of that routing remains. North Carolina-based architect Kris Spence and Jack Nicklaus II created a gorgeous walking course with new holes twisting and turning elegantly through exposed sandscapes and stands of oak and pine. The name of the club is taken from the owners’ altruistically audacious mission of providing funding for a charter school that hopes to turn around the educational opportunities of up to 2,000 local students.
Best in State: Ranked 19th, 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 19th.