Best Golf Courses Near Aiken, SC
Aiken, South Carolina is so close to Augusta, Georgia that it has spun The Masters’ brand phrase, “A Tradition Like No Other” into its nickname—”A Town Like No Other.” Situated just 15 miles from Augusta National, Aiken is surrounded by private courses, including prestigious Sage Valley and Palmetto Golf Club. During Masters Week, select private clubs in the region open up their tee sheets to non-members. If you’re looking for public access tee times in Aiken’s orbit at any time of year, the most coveted tee time throughout the year is Aiken Golf Club, a Donald Ross classic that churns through heaving terrain and features small, elevated fast greens. Cedar Creek Golf Club, a heavily wooded course under the same ownership as Aiken Golf Club, has benefited from redesign and beautification projects that began in 2015. Two standout layouts in North Augusta, S.C. are The River Club, which sits beside the Savannah River, and the 27-hole Mount Vintage Golf Course, which tumbles over varied topography and has its own “Amen Corner.” Golf Advisor rates Mount Vintage one of South Carolina’s top courses. Once your golf is over for the day, you’ll discover that Aiken’s identity is indelibly tied to equestrian culture. From horseback riding horse shows to thoroughbred racing and top-flight polo matches, Aiken is a slice of heaven for anyone looking for equestrian activities or events. Aiken is also known for its partly and nightlife, largely courtesy of the horse crowd. Of course, when golf groups are in town, they do their part, too, in this lively sporting town on Augusta’s doorstep.