There’s more than just one reason why the Charleston area is growing at three times the U.S. population average. It’s no secret that Charleston boasts amazing food, beautiful beaches, and southern hospitality, but Charleston and its surrounding areas can also be described as a golfers paradise. To help you plan your next outing, take a look at our roundup of the top ten best golf courses in the Charleston area!

1. Ocean Course at Kiawah

There’s a reason why this Kiawah course is the home of the 2021 PGA Championship. The unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean combined with unpredictable breezes makes matches on this course fun to watch and play! This crown jewel of South Carolina golf courses is dynamic in more ways than one: designer Pete Dye created two courses in one, one course for an easterly wind and one for a westerly wind.

2. Osprey Point

Osprey Point is the epitome of southern charm. This golf course is known for its classic Carolina views from palmetto trees and Spanish moss to marshes and the occasional alligator! Renovated just six years ago, the design of this course is on par with the natural beauty that surrounds it.

3. Oak Point

Jack Nicklaus said it best, “The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% physical.” The Oak Point golf course is here to put that 90% to work. While you’re not strategizing your next shot, enjoy views of both the Kiawah River and the Haulover Creek.

4. Links at Wild Dunes

The Links at Wild Dunes combines rolling fairways with rustling palms to create an unforgettable round that finishes with a hole overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Located in Isle of Palms, this course proves you don’t have to travel to Kiawah in order to achieve breathtaking views. 

5. Harbor Course at Wild Dunes

If you’re looking for a fun, challenging course, look no further than the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes. This course has a tighter layout than the Links at Wild Dunes and is complete with firm, fast greens. The various marshes and the presence of the intercoastal waterway create aesthetically pleasing hazards.

6. Charleston National

Rated by Golf Digest as the best non-resort golf course in the Charleston area, Charleston National is fun for players of all levels. Located in the suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Charleston National is known as the “hidden gem” of the Charleston area.

7. Dunes West Golf and River Club

Nestled alongside the Wando River, this golf course is known for generous landing areas and a lush setting. The Dunes West Golf and River Club has been nationally recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. 

8. Links at Patriots Point

Waterfront courses are common in the Charleston area, but Patriots Point offers additional views of historic Fort Sumter. The 17th hole has even been awarded the “Best Par 3 in the Lowcountry.”

9. Links at Stono Ferry

The Links at Stono Ferry offer a mix of history and fun. This golf course falls on the site of a historic revolutionary war battle, while water features and dense trees supply a variety of challenges. 

10. Legends Oaks Golf Course

If you’re looking for a fun game of golf, look no further than your own backyard! Legends Oaks Golf Course is a semi-private course located in Summerville! If you’re hoping to play 18, but don’t want to drive to one of the courses in Mount Pleasant or Kiawah, Legends Oaks is the perfect place.

Whether you’re looking to settle down, or get started in a new community, the Martin Freeman team is here to help. To learn more about the Charleston area, and available real estate, contact us today.

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