Most Famous Golf Courses

Some of the world’s most famous golf courses are right here in the Palmetto State. Golfing in South Carolina is an experience like no other with premier courses dotting the landscape from the mountains to the sea. View our table of course rankings to find the highest-ranked and most famous golf courses for the very best golfing in South Carolina. Also explore current golf news in South Carolina!

(Note: Some courses are private and not open to the public)

COURSE INFORMATION
RANKINGS
GOLF WEEK (2010) GOLF DIGEST (2009 – 2010)
Course
Location
Architect(s) (Yr Open)
Best Modern Courses
Best
Resort Courses
Best
Public
Access
Courses
Best
Classic
Courses
Best
Residential
Courses
USA's
Top 100
Courses
USA's
Top 50
Toughest
Courses
USA's
Top 100
Public
Courses
USA's
Top 50 Women’s Courses
Top
Myrtle
Beach
Courses
(2005)
Barefoot Resort  (Dye)
North Myrtle Beach
Pete Dye (2000)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,343
                  #8
Barefoot Resort (Fazio)
North Myrtle Beach
Tom Fazio (2000)
Public / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,834
                  #5
Barefoot Resort (Love)
North Myrtle Beach
Davis Love III (2000)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,000
    #9             #1
Barefoot Resort (Norman)
North Myrtle Beach
Greg Norman (2000)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,200
                  #23
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Pawleys Island
Michael Strantz (1995)
Public / Par: 70 / Yards: 6,526
#98 #21 #3             #3
Colleton River Plantation
Bluffton
Jack Nicklaus (1992)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,907
        #92          
The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
Sunset
Tom Fazio (1999)
Private / Par: 71 / Yards: 7,006
        #96          
Debordieu
Georgetown
Pete Dye/P.B.Dye (1987)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,794
                  #11
Dunes Golf & Beach Club
Myrtle Beach
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1949)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,195
  #30 #5 #100           #2
Glen Dornoch
Little River
Clyde Johnston (1996)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,850
                  #13
Golf Club at Briar’s Creek
John’s Island
Rees Jones (2001)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,007
        #84          
Grande Dunes (Resort)
Myrtle Beach
Roger Rulewich (2001)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,618
                  #12
Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head Island
Pete Dye (1970)
Public / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,973
#31 #13 #2     #75        
The Heritage Club
Pawleys Island
Dan Maples (1986)
Public / Par: 71 / Yards: 7,040
                  #6
Heather Glen (Red/White/Blue)
Little River
Willard Byrd/Clyde Johnston (1987)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,769
                  #26
Intl. Club of Myrtle Beach
Murrell Inlet
Willard Byrd (2000)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,857
                  #31
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean)
Kiawah City
Pete Dye (1991)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,356
#17 #10 #1     #25 #1      
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Osprey Point)
Kiawah Island
Tom Fazio
                #14  
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Cassique)
Kiawah City
Tom Watson (2000)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,960
#66       #26 #85        
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (River)
Kiawah City
Tom Fazio (1995)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,039
        #85          
Legends Golf Complex (Heathlands)
Myrtle Beach
Tom Doak (1990)
Public / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,785
    #10             #16
Legends Golf Complex (Moorland)
Myrtle Beach
P.B. Dye (1990)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,799
                  #22
Legends Golf Complex (Parkland)
Myrtle Beach
Legends Group (1992)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,170
                  #19
The Long Bay Club
Longs
Jack Nicklaus (1988)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,021
                  #25
Litchfield Country Club
Pawleys Island
Willard Byrd (1966)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,752
                  #36
Long Cove Club
Hilton Head Island
Pete Dye (1981)
Private / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,973
#53       #20 #78        
Man O’War Golf Course
Myrtle Beach
Dan Maples (1996)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,967
                  #35
May River Course at Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton
Jack Nicklaus (2004)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,171
  #24 #4              
Myrtle Beach National (King’s North)
Myrtle Beach
Arnold Palmer/ Francis Duane (1973)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,017
                  #15
Palmetto Club
Aiken
Herbert Leeds (1932)
Private / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,713
      #97            
Pawleys Plantation
Pawleys Island
Jack Nicklaus (1988)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,026
                  #14
Prestwick Country Club
Myrtle Beach
Pete Dye/P.B. Dye (1989)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,058
                  #24
Pine Lakes International
Myrtle Beach
Robert White (1927)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,700
                  #29
The Reserve Golf Club
Pawleys Island
Greg Norman (1999)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,179
                  #10
River Club
Pawleys Island
Tom Jackson (1985)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,677
                  #27
The Seapines Resort (Heron Point)
Hilton Head Island
Pete Dye (2007)
Par: 72 / Yards: 6,906
                #49  
Seccession Golf Club
Beaufort
Bruce Devlin/P.B. Dye
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,050
#95                  
Surf Golf & Beach Club
North Myrtle Beach
George Cobb (1960)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,842
                  #20
Tidewater Golf Club
North Myrtle Beach
Ken Tomlinson (1990)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,078
    #6             #4
TPC Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Tom Fazio/Lanny Wadkins (1996)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,950
    #8             #9
Tradition Golf Club
Pawleys Island
Ron Garl (1995)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,875
                  #34
True Blue
Pawleys Island
Mike Strantz (1998)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,060
    #7             #7
Watchesaw East
Murrells Inlet
Clyde Johnston (1996)
Private / Par: 72 / Yards: 6,993
                  #21
Wild Wing (The Avocet)
Conway
Larry Nelson/Jeff Brauer (1993)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,127
                  #17
Wild Wing (Falcon)
Conway
Rees Jones (1994)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,082
                  #32
Wild Wing (Wood Stark)
Conway
Willard Byrd (1991)
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,044
                  #33
Willbrook Plantation
Pawleys Island
Dan Maples
Public / Par: 72 / Yards: 7,155
                #31 #28
The Witch
East Conway
Dan Maples (1989)
Public / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,702
                  #30
World Tour Golf Links (Open/Championship/Intl.)
Myrtle Beach
Mel Graham (1999)
Public
                  #18
Yeamans Hall Club
Charleston
Seth Raynor (1925)
Private / Par: 71 / Yards: 6,451
      #1