Best Golf Courses In South Carolina

Best South Carolina Golf Courses

The soothing sound of waves unites with the sand, while a warm ocean breeze blows the cattails in the marsh up ahead. Ah—there’s nothing more relaxing than golf in South Carolina. And golf course designers such as Nicklaus, Fazio, Palmer and too many others to name have sculpted the Best Golf Courses in South Carolina for you to enjoy kicking your feet up in the cart, swinging the sticks and making certain that Carolina is the only thing on your mind.
International Club of Myrtle Beach
  • Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  • South Carolina golf is all about towering hardwoods, natural wetlands and pristine white-sand bunkers, and the International Club of Myrtle Beach checks off all three boxes with flying colors. Designed by Willard Byrd in 2000, the International Club asks golfers to strategically play around the layout’s many hazards in order to shoot low. And if golfers can avoid trouble, there are plenty of birdies to be had on the immaculate putting surfaces at the International Club of Myrtle Beach.
General James Hackler Course
  • Conway, South Carolina
  • Home to the Coastal Carolina University golf teams, General James Hackler Course is a sporty Gene Hamm design that challenges some of the best collegiate golfers in the nation. And like many of the best courses in the Palmetto State, the Hackler Course navigates around towering pines and meandering streams to create one of the best tests in Myrtle Beach.
The Links at Stono Ferry
  • Hollywood, South Carolina
  • Situated on the same land where The Battle of Stono Ferry was fought in 1779, The Links at Stono Ferry is an 18-hole golf course where the only battle golfers need to worry about is the one against par. The cost of freedom from high numbers on your scorecard isn’t cheap, because Ron Garl’s layout at Stono Ferry weaves through impressive pines, thick fescue and Intracoastal waters. So, it’s up to you whether you lay up and retreat or attack some pins.
Palmetto Hall Plantation – Arthur Hills
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Rated as one of America’s best new courses upon opening, the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation has captivated golfers with its beautiful moss-draped oaks and majestic pines since 1991. But don’t let the beauty distract you, because Palmetto Hall’s white-sand bunkers and shimmering lakes will swallow up any pearly white Titleist that diverts too far from its intended target.
The Wizard Golf Club
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • A magical ode to classic Scottish links tracks, The Wizard Golf Club boasts a mesmerizing layout complete with rolling hills and tall berms rarely seen in Myrtle Beach. Renowned architect Dan Maples made the most of The Wizard’s unique landscape accented by shimmering lakes, mature trees and pristine wetlands to add a fun twist to traditional links layouts. And the spectacular island green on The Wizard’s 17th hole is the highlight to one of the best finishing stretches in the state.
Crescent Pointe Golf Club
  • Bluffton, South Carolina
  • The only public Arnold Palmer designed course in the Hilton Head area, Crescent Pointe Golf Club presents golfers with the best of what The King has to offer. Generous fairways that allow you to pull back and pipe one like Arnie. Elevated, undulating greens that make for difficult approach shots. Plenty of water perfect for Palmer’s risk-reward style holes. Crescent Pointe is vintage Palmer through and through and undoubtedly one of South Carolina’s finest tracks.
Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • On an island loaded with stunning golf courses, The Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run finds itself near the top of almost every ‘Best of Hilton Head’ list. And much like the rest of Jack Nicklaus’ portfolio, The Golden Bear Club at Indigo Run is a demanding track with a 142 slope and plenty of trouble in the form of tree-lined fairways and meandering water features. The Golden Bear requires you to be nothing less than golden to score low at Indigo Run.
Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Course
  • Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  • Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year in 2007, Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Course constantly amazes golfers with its traditional Scottish layout crafted by renowned designer Clyde Johnston. The wide fairways and open alleyways in front of Wachesaw’s large greens transport you to the great links courses in Scotland, but then the sight of stately trees and the soothing feel of a balmy breeze off the coast remind you that you’re in a South Carolinian paradise.
Dolphin Head Golf Course
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Occupying the most stunning piece of land on the Hilton Head Plantation, Dolphin Head Golf Course is an 18-hole masterpiece framed by moss-draped trees and scenic marshlands. Expertly routed by Gary Player, Dolphin Head is a tale of two nines with a front nine snaking through tall trees and Player’s trademark bunkers before arriving at an open, back-nine layout with old growth trees peppered throughout the side. This unsuspecting combination is why Dolphin Head is a one-of-a-kind course on an island overflowing with amazing golf.
Wild Dunes Resort – Links Course
  • Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  • Recognized as Tom Fazio’s first design (and still one of his best), Wild Dunes Resort - Links Course is a links-style treasure with an incredible stretch of holes set up against the Atlantic Ocean. Fazio masterfully crafted Wild Dunes to be one of the Best Links Courses in the U.S. and give stateside golfers a chance to experience what it’s like to play an authentic oceanside links course on this side of the Atlantic.
P.S. Picking 10 courses in South Carolina was super tough… So make sure to check out all of our amazing courses across the US to see other great courses in Charleston, Hilton HeadMyrtle Beach and all points in between.