Best Golf Courses Near Sumter, SC
In the geographical center of South Carolina where the sandhills meet the coastal plain, Sumter is a manufacturing center that is best known for Shaw Air Force Base, one of the nation’s largest military bases. Local golfers have long known that Sumter is a promising base for anyone seeking tee times—and tee time discounts—at an impressive array of layouts. Crystal Lakes Golf Course is a fun municipal layout with lots of water in play beginning on the unique opening hole—a par 3 with a peninsula green. Variety and challenge rule the day at The Links at Lakewood, a popular course with an island green par 3 and a double dogleg par 5. Beech Creek Golf Course is a scenic treat that tumbles over forested hills and features holes with precipitous elevation changes. In the nearby town of Manning, you’ll find three courses that offer tee time discounts. Manning’s jewel is well-maintained Wyboo Golf Club, a lush, strategic playing field that graces many lists of the top public courses in South Carolina. After you’ve finished your golf for the day, be sure to check out the gorgeous Swan Lake Iris Garden (home to 120 varieties of irises and all eight varieties of swans found in the US.) and Sumter’s revitalized downtown, where you’ll find breweries, museums, and the stunning Sumter Opera House, a 125-year old live performance venue.