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Golf Digest: SC’s Best Are Still Ocean Course, Harbour Town

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Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.
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Golf Digest, one of the nation’s oldest golf magazines, began ranking the best courses in each state in 1977—11 years after the debut of the publication’s Top 100 in America.

Both listings are often part of traveling players’ guide to fulfilling their personal playing resumes.  Below you will find South Carolina’s top 35 courses as ranked by Golf Digest include nine that anyone can play. The three courses on Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Courses are also noted.

1. (1) The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island (public/GD Top 100)
2. (2) The Congaree Golf Club, Ridgeland (private - Host to the 2022 CJ Cup; 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree/GD Top 100)
3. (3) Yeamans Hall Club, Charleston (private/GD Top 100)
4. (4) Sage Valley Golf Club, Graniteville (private/GD Second 100)
5. (5) Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island (public/GD Second 100)
6. (6) Kiawah Island Club Cassique Course (private/GD Second 100)
7. (8) Secession Golf Club, Beaufort (private/GD Second 100)
8. (8) Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island (private/GD Second 100)
9. (9) Kiawah Island Club River Course (private/GD Second 100)
10. (11) May River Golf Club At Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton (public/GD Second 100)
11. (14) Colleton River Club Dye Course, Bluffton (private)
12. (19) Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken (private)
13. (16) The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach (semi-private/public)
14. (10) Greenville Country Club Chanticleer Course (private)
15. (15) Chechessee Creek Club, Okatie (private)
16. (17) Colleton River Club Nicklaus Course, Bluffton (private)
17. (18) Old Tabby Links, Okatie (private)
18. (12) The Golf Club At Briar's Creek, Johns Island (private)
19. (13) Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Clinton (private)
20. (25) Country Club Of Charleston (private)
21. (20) Haig Point Club Signature Course, Daufuskie Island (private)
22. (22) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island (public)
23. (21) The Cliffs At Mountain Park, Travelers Rest (private)
24. (NR) Belfair Golf Club West Course, Bluffton (private)
25. (23) The Cliffs At Keowee Falls, Salem (private)
26. (NR) Bulls Bay G.C., Awendaw (private)
27. (NR) Callawassie Island Club, Okatie (private)
28. (NR) The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset (private)
29. (NR) Barefoot Resort & G.C. (Dye Course) (N. Myrtle Beach)
30. (NR) True Blue G. C., Pawleys Island
31. (NR) Belfaire G. C. (East Course), (private) Bluffton
32. (NR) Berkeley Hall G. C. (North Course) (private) Bluffton
33. (NR) TPC Myrtle Beach
34. (NR) Osprey Point G.C., Kiawah Island
35. (NR) Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek Course) (private) Charleston










 

 

Bob Gillespie
Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.