South Carolina is the birthplace of sweet tea and Southern hospitality. Trees covered with Spanish moss and rocking chairs on front porches fill the Palmetto State and will transcend you back in time. In fact plantations still exist, like the Magnolia Plantation and its incredible southern garden. South Carolina also has some amazing food; blue crabs, shrimp & grits, hush puppies and homemade biscuits are staples in this state along with their world famous mustard-based barbecue. But above all, South Carolinas love their golf and it is one of the “golfiest” states in America.
Myrtle Beach is the supermarket of golf; this beach town invented and perfected the golf package. Today the Grand Strand boasts more than 100 public-access courses, with nearly every top-name modern architect having left his imprint. Few places in the US are as rich in great courses as Myrtle Beach, SC, but the course at Dunes Golf and Beach Club stands above the rest for its antiquity and its association with the Jones family of architects. The layout is one of the first that Robert Trent Jones ever designed and was complimented by Rees Jones redesign in 2003. It is not easy to create a course that will be distinct from the many others in and around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but Tom Fazio did it with the help of Lanny Wadkins with the TPC Myrtle Beach. The prestige of the Tournament Players Club brand means that golfers know they can expect an exceptional experience.
Outside of Myrtle Beach are two islands most golf enthusiast will recognize, Kiawah and Hilton Head. Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to 5 championship courses, including the Ocean Course which is one of four courses to host every major PGA event in the country. With courses designed by the likes of Dye, Nicklaus, Player, and Fazio they really don’t need too much explaining as to why Kiawah Island Resort is a must play! Then there is the SeaPines Resort on Hilton Head Island with three must play courses of their own. First is the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links with its candy cane lighthouse, a favorite course among professionals on tour. Then there is the Pete Dye designed Heron Point, which is nothing short of a modern work of art. Finally the Atlantic Dunes designed by Davis Love III, a complete reconstruction and recreation of the resort's historic Ocean Course, the first built on Hilton Head.
Courses at Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, and Hilton Head are what make South Carolina famous for golf but great courses exist throughout the state. All Square challenges you to find your own hidden gem in the plethora of South Carolina courses! Grab your clubs and enjoy the great year round weather in the Palmetto State!